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Experimental Nuclear Physics at Stony Brook

Nuclear Physics at Stony Brook has had a strong tradition starting with the construction of the van der Graaf generator by Linwood Lee, who is now Professor Emeritus and Peter Paul, who is currently working on neutrino physics. The accelerator is still used for C-14 dating and educational purposes. Over the decades Stony Brook has maintained a top notch nuclear physics program ranked among the top five programs US.

With the advent the the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the focus of the group changed from low energy nuclear physics to high energy heavy ion collisions including collisions of polarized protons. Four of its faculty members, Abhay Deshpande, Axel Drees, Tom Hemmick and Barbara Jacak play a leading role in the Phenix collaboration. Barbara Jacak is the spokesperson of Phenix Experiment. Abhay Despande is also co-contact person for the Electron Ion Collider Collaboration interested in building an Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). RHIC is located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Currently, two locations are under consideration for the EIC at BNL and the Jefferson National Laboratory at Newport News, VA. Last Fall the nuclear experimental group was joined by Joanna Kiryluk who works on the IceCube experiment located in Antarctica. We work extentensively with the Nuclear Theory Group and meet weekly for a joint seminar.

Below is a list of the Experimental Nuclear Faculty with their main interests and contact information.

Abhay Deshpande Associate Professor and contact person for the EIC Collaboration, Dep. Group Leader for Experiment, RIKEN BNL Research Center, Ph.D. Yale University, 1995.
QCD: Nucleon spin, QCD, polarized pp scattering and Deep Inelastic Scattering
Physics C-101, (631) 632-8109/344-8783, Abhay.Deshpande at stonybrook.edu.
Axel Drees Professor, Dr. rer. nat. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat, Heidelberg, 1989.
Heavy ion physics.
Physics C-105, (631) 632-8114, Axel.Drees at stonybrook.edu
Thomas Hemmick Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1989.
Experimental relativistic heavy ion physics.
Physics C-107/S-200, (631) 632-8111/632-8150, Thomas.Hemmick at stonybrook.edu.
Barbara Jacak Distinguished Professor and Spokesperson of Phenix, Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1984.
Experimental relativistic heavy ion physics.
Physics C-102, (631) 632-6041/(631) 344-7825, Barbara.Jacak at stonybrook.edu.
Joanna Kiryluk Assistant Professor, PhD, Warsaw University, 2000.
Nuclear and Heavy Ion Physics, Deep Inelastic Scattering, Neutrino Physics.
Physics C-109, (631) 632-7734, Joanna.Kiryluk at stonybrook.edu.
Linwood Lee Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Ph.D. Yale University, 1955.
Experimental nuclear structure.
Physics C-106, (631) 632-8116, Linwood.Lee at stonybrook.edu.
Peter Paul Distinguished Research Professor, Ph.D. University of Freiburg, 1959.
Experimental nuclear physics and neutrino physics.
Physics D-143, (631) 632-8138, Peter.Paul at stonybrook.edu.
Gene Sprouse Distinguished Professor and Editor in Chief of the APS, Ph.D. Stanford University, 1968.
Neutral Atom Trapping and Laser Spectroscopy of Radioactive Atoms, Radioactive Beams.
Gene.Sprouse at stonybrook.edu.
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