2015 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics Recipient

Larry McLerranThe Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics was established in 2014 by the American Physical Society (APS) “To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.”  The Prize commemorates Herman Feshbach, who was a renowned Professor of Theoretical Nuclear Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for over 50 years, and served as Department Chair and Director of the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.  It is supported by the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), and by the Feshbach family and friends.

The recipient of the 2015 Feshbach Prize is Dr. Larry McLerran of Brookhaven National Laboratory.  According to the APS announcement, Dr. McLerran is being acknowledged

For his pioneering contributions to our understanding of quantum chromodynamics at high energy density and laying the theoretical foundations of experimental ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions. His work has been a crucial guide to experiments at RHIC and LHC, and he has mentored a generation of young theorists.

Dr. McLerran’s research is supported by the DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics (NP),

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