Welcome to the Kang Research Group

The research group is led by UCLA physics professor Zhongbo Kang, who is also an affiliated staff scientist in Theoretical Division (Group T-2: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We work on theoretical high energy nuclear and particle physics.

Our interests are primarily in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and strong interaction, and their applications in high energy nuclear and particle physics, with main research efforts: 

  • QCD structure of the nucleon and spin physics
  • Perturbative QCD and effective field theory in high energy physics
  • Hard scattering in nucleus and heavy ion collisions

Our work is closely connected to the experimental programs at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Jefferson Lab, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, as well as the future Electron Ion Collider (EIC) in US, recently recommended as a highest priority in U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Long Rangle Plan for Nuclear Science. 

If you are interested in working with us as a postdoc, graduate student, or undergrad, please contact us.