Stanley J. Brodsky is the H.C. Andersen Academy Professor

March 23, 2010

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We welcome Stanley J. Brodsky from Stanford University who will be visiting CP³-Origins from March through June 2010 as the new H.C. Andersen Academy Professor.Stanley J. Brodsky

He is one of the most productive living theoretical physicists. He has over 500 papers in theoretical physics with nearly 30,000 citations.

He has made fundamental contributions in atomic (precision quantum electrodynamics), nuclear, hadron as well as high energy physics and has many famous and several renowned papers (500+ citations).

He is the recipient of the 2007 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics. The Sakurai prize is awarded annually by the American Physical Society to recognize and encourage research in particle physics and is one of the highest honors given in the field of high energy physics.

Brodsky’s work has deepened our knowledge of the nature of quarks and gluons within protons and neutrons, and his analyses of how these subatomic particles behave have improved our fundamental understanding of matter. An important set of principles which bears his name (developed at SLAC with colleague Glennys Farrar) are the Brodsky-Farrar Counting Rules, which help researchers predict how subatomic particles behave during high-energy collisions. A fundamental basis for the counting rules within the theory of quarks and gluons—quantum chromodynamics (QCD)—was established by Brodsky and his former student at SLAC, G. Peter Lepage. Brodsky has also developed other physical principles underlying QCD, novel experimental tests of fundamental theory, and new methods of theoretical analysis.

Professor Brodsky directed SLAC’s Theory Group from 1996 to 2002. Brodsky has also received the U.S. Distinguished Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Brodsky is the chair of the American Physical Society topical group on hadron physics.

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