Stanley J. Brodsky

Portrait of Stanley J. Brodsky


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SLAC, Stanford

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Short CV


  • B.S., 1961, Physics, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., 1964, University of Minnesota.


  • Research Associate, Columbia University, 1964-1966
  • Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1966-1968
  • Permanent Staff, Theoretical Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1968-1975
  • Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1975-1976
  • Professor, SLAC, Stanford 1976-present
  • Head Theoretical Physics Group, SLAC, 1996-2002

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Professor, Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, 1982
  • AVCO Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1985
  • Foreign Scientific Member and External Scientific Director, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, 1989-present
  • Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished U.S. Senior Scientist Award, 1987
  • Fellow, American Physical Society; Associate Editor, Nuclear Physics B and Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements; Member, Editorial Board, Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics; President and Co-Founder of the International Light-Cone Advisory Committee; International Advisory Committee, International Workshops on Photon-Photon Collisions
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2003-2006
  • Visiting Professor, Physics Department, College of William and Mary, 2003
  • Distinguished Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson Laboratory, 2003
  • Member, Program Advisory Committee, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany 2004-present
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the Hadron Physics Integrated Infrastructure Initiative of the European Commission, 2006-present
  • Sackler Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 2006
  • Recipient of the 2007 J. J. Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Physics awarded by the American Physical Society

Research Interests

Brodsky's research areas span many areas of high-energy and nuclear theoretical physics, especially the quark-gluon structure of hadrons and novel effects in quantum chromodynamics; fundamental problems in atomic, nuclear, and high energy physics; precision tests of quantum electrodynamics, light-front quantization; nonperturbative and perturbative methods in quantum field theory. In 1970 Brodsky and his collaborators, Tom Kinoshita and Hidezumi Terazawa, initiated the field of two-photon processes. In 1973 Brodsky and G. Farrar developed “dimensional counting rules” for hard exclusive processes, extending earlier work on the quark interchange model by Brodsky, Blankenbecler, and Gunion. In 1979, Brodsky and G. P. Lepage derived the theory of hard exclusive processes in QCD, including factorization theorems and evolution equations for meson and baryon distribution amplitudes. In 1985 Brodsky and H. C. Pauli developed the discretized light-cone quantization (DLCQ) method for solving quantum field theories. Brodsky has also contributed to precision tests of quantum electrodynamics and novel effects in atomic physics, including anti-hydrogen production and radiation amplitude null zones. Brodsky and his collaborators have also developed the theory underlying novel QCD properties such as color transparency, hidden color, reduced nuclear amplitudes, and intrinsic charm; theoretical tools such as light-front wavefunctions, commensurate scale relations, renormalization scale-setting, and jet measures; and applications of QCD to deeply virtual Compton scattering, diffractive deep inelastic scattering and other hard diffractive phenomena, shadowing and antishadowing of nuclear reactions, high energy photon-photon collisions, leading-twist single-spin asymmetries, and higher twist reactions. Most recently he has been collaborating with Guy F. de Téramond on the insights into the QCD spectra and hadron light-front wavefunctions which can be obtained from the AdS/CFT correspondence.