Available Graduate Research* & Positions


Nuclear Forces at Short Distances

The motivation of this research is to advance our understanding of the

origin of nuclear forces at short distances, which are responsible for multitude of

nuclear phenomena ranging from the stability of nuclei to the  dynamics of high

density nuclear matter which is found in Neutron Stars.

The research includes the topics such as:

-     Mechanism of the Nuclear Core

-     Quark-Hadron Transition at Short Distances

-     Non-Nucleon Degrees of Freedom in Nuclei

-     Searching for Hidden Color in Nuclei

-     Modification of Strongly Interacting Particles in the High Density  Nuclear Medium


Hard QCD processes

Even though the Quantum Chromodynamics represents the fundamental theory of strong

interaction, it is still not understood how it generates a strong force  between observed

in the nature hadrons (strongly interacting particles) at short distances. To probe the

short distances one studies hard processes in which a very large momentum and energy are

deposited into the system which allows to probe smallest possible distances involved in the

the strong interaction. The motiviation of the research is twofold: first: to understand the

structure of individual hadrons in terms of quarks and gluons and second: the mechanism that

generates strong interaction among these constituents.

The topics of the research are:     

-     Development of theoretical framework for Hard QCD Processes involving nucleons and nuclei

-     Studies of hard  NN Scattering within QCD

-     Studies of Semi-Inclusive DIS Scattering from Nucleon and Nuclei

-     QCD Hard Rescattering Processes.

-     Superfast Quarks in Nuclei


Equation of State of
SuperDense Nuclear Matter

The main goal here is to use the knowledge we gain from the studies
of nuclear forcest at short distances in the research of the dynamics of
the superdense nuclear matter.  The topics of the current research are

-     Structure of the Matter in the Core of the Neutron Star

-     Momentum Distribution of Protons in the Core

-     Origin of the Magnetic Fields

-     Symmetry energy of High Density Nuclear Matter

-     Quarks in the Core of the Neutron Stars




The graduate student will be supported by Teaching Assistantship

position, which will cover the tuition and provide a stipend on

the level of $26,000/Year

*Research is supported by the US Department of Energy Grant