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The Stony Brook Center for Nuclear Theory performs research and educates students in all major topics in modern nuclear physics. The Stony Brook graduate program in Nuclear physics is currently ranked number 3 in the nation by the US News and World Report. 

CNT is funded by the Nuclear Physics Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Our history:

The Nuclear Theory Group was founded by Prof. Gerry Brown in the 1960's when he (together with Prof. C.N.Yang) moved to Stony Brook from Princeton.

Gerald E. Brown.jpg                      Quarks, Nuclei and Stars: Memorial Volume Dedicated to Gerald E Brown:  HOLT, JEREMY W, KUO, THOMAS T S, PHUA, KOK KHOO: 9789813220645:  Books

    Gerald E. Brown

The Center for Nuclear Theory was created in 1993, with the advent of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) project at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), with Prof. Edward Shuryak as a founding director. At present, the Center is led by Prof. Dmitri Kharzeev.


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