Our undergradut student, Andrew Gordeev, has been selected to be an Undegradute Research Scholar for the 2018 - 2019 academic year and been awarded a scholarship of $5,000 through UCLA Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP). Such a scholarship will support Andrew's research in our group. Congratulations, Andrew!
The program "Probing Nucleons and Nuclei in High Energy Collisions" will be held at Institute for Nuclear Theory at University of Washington, Seattle, during October 1 - November 16, 2018. Zhongbo is a convener for the second week workshop (October 8 - 12): "Workshop on Transverse spin and TMDs". For more information, see here.
Zhongbo received Faculty Career Development Award from UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. At the same time, Zhongbo also recieved a Faculty Research Grant from UCLA Academic Senate Council on Research.
Today the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released their report on the proposed Electron Ion Collider (EIC), a billion-dolloar accelertor. The report committee glowingly approved of the science that could be done with the EIC. Such physics is one of the primary focus of our research group. See more news here, here, here, and here.
John Terry presented his first conference talk at QCD Evolution 2018 Workshop.
The Electron Ion Collider (EIC) User Group Meeting 2018 will take place at the Catholic Unversity of America in Washington D.C. during July 30 - August 2, 2018. The EIC User Group promotes the realization of the EIC and its science, and consists of over 700 scientists. Prof. Kang is one of the conveners for the session "Jets, Energy Loss, Hadronizatin, and Nuclear Structure". For more information, see here.
Our graduate student John Terry has just won the prestigiuous Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation, more information here. Congratulations, John!
CIPANP 2018 (Thirteenth Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics) will be held in Palm Springs, CA during May 28 - June 3, 2018. This is a conference series designed to explore areas of interest to scientists working in elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear and particle astrophysics, and cosmology, and it is held every three years. Prof. Kang is one of the conveners for the session "Parton and Gluon Distributions in Nucleons and Nuclei". For more information, see here.
Jared Reiten presented his first conference talk at Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor 2018 workshop.
Prof. Iain Stewart (MIT) gave the UCLA physics and astronomy colloquium today - "New Windows into the Strong Interaction".
Through the support of Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, we are organizing "Advances in QCD and Applications to Hadron Colliders Workshop" at UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, November 8 - 10, 2017. For more information, see here.
Dr. Maarten Buffing has joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome!
We received a NSF award from National Science Foundation, which will support our research activities from 2017 to 2020.
Our work on "J/ψ production and polarization within a jet" is published in Physical Review Letters.
Electron Ion Collider User Group Meeting 2017 will be held at Trieste, Italy, July 18 - 22, 2017. Prof. Kang is one of the conveners for the session "Phenomenology and new observables". For more information, see here.
Prof. Kang participated in 2017 RHIC and AGS Annual Users' Meeting held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY June 20 - 23, 2017. He joined a panel discussion on "Future plans of pp/pA program at RHIC" in the spin and proton structure session. The full panel members are: Elke-Caroline Aschenauer (BNL), Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), John Lajoie (ISU), Rodolfo Sassot (Buenos Aires U.), and Matthew Sievert (LANL).
The QCD Evolution 2017 Workshop will be held at Jefferson Lab, May 22 - 26, 2017. Prof. Kang is one of the organizers. For more information, see here.
Through the support of Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, we are organizing "Topical Workshop on QCD Structure of Nucleons in the Modern Era" at UCLA May 4 - 6, 2017. For more information, see here.
Dr. Felix Ringer (Los Alamos National Laboratory) presented a special nuclear physics seminar today "Jet substructure and heavy flavor production at the LHC".
The Workshop on Chirality, Vorticity and Magnetic Field in Heavy Ion Collisions (QCD Chirality Workshop 2017) will be held at UCLA March 27 - 30, 2017. For more information, see here.
The 25th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Topics (DIS 2017) will be held in University of Birmingham, UK April 3 - 7, 2017. It covers an eclectic mixture of material related to QCD and DIS as well as a general survey of the hottest current topics in high energy physics. Prof. Kang is one of the conveners for the working group "Spin and 3D Structure". For more information, see here.
Prof. Guang-You Qin from Central China Normal University visited our group, and presented a special nuclear physics seminar "Jet quenching in heavy-ion collisions".
Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor 2017 Workshop will take place at the Inn and Spa at Loretto hotel in Santa Fe, NM February 13 - 15, 2017. For more information, see here.
Prof. Kang participated in the Joint CTEQ Meeting and 7th International Conference on Physics Opportunities at an EIC (POETIC 7) held at Philadelphia, PA November 14 - 18, 2016. He delivered a plenary talk on "TMDs at an EIC". At the same time, he joined a panel discussion on "QCD tools for future ep/eA colliders". The full panel members are: Frank Petriello (moderator, Northwestern), Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), Christopher Lee (LANL), Pavel Nadolsky (SMU), and Stefan Prestel (SLAC).