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Vladimir Skokov

Assistant Professor

Riddick Hall 400E



Dr. Skokov joined the Physics department as an Assistant professor and Riken – Brookhaven National Laboratory (RBRC) fellow in the fall of 2018. Dr. Skokov got his PhD in Joint Institute for Nuclear Researchers in Dubna, Russia Federation. He then held postdoctoral positions at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.     

Research Description

Dr. Vladimir Skokov is a theoretical physicist specializing in high energy nuclear physics. His primary research interests are Quantum Chromodynamics in extreme conditions, including hight temperature, density or/and magnetic field. Additionally, Dr. Skokov studies the nuclear structure and nuclear wave functions at high energies. Recent experiment and advances in theory suggest that, at high energies, every hadron, including proton, neutron and nucleus appear as dense “walls” of gluons, creating what might be among the strongest (chromo)electric and magnetic fields in nature. Studying this novel form of matter, the so-called color glass condensate, will help better understand non-linear dynamics of quantum-chromodynamics.


Complete list of publications

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Quantum Chromodynamics at extreme gluon densities, 2019
  • RIKEN-BNL fellow, 2018
  • Beam Energy Scan Theory collaboration fellow, 2018

Selected Publications

Hierarchy of Azimuthal Anisotropy Harmonics in Collisions of Small Systems from the Color Glass Condensate
Mark Mace, Vladimir V. Skokov, Prithwish Tribedy, and Raju Venugopalan
Physical Review Letters, 121, (2018), 052301, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.052301

How classical gluon fields generate odd azimuthal harmonics for the two-gluon correlation function in high-energy collisions
Y. Kovchegov and V. Skokov
Phys. Rev. D, 97, (2017), 094021, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.094021

Polyakov loop modeling for hot QCD
K. Fukushima and V. Skokov
Prog.Part.Nucl.Phys., 96, (2017), 154-199, doi:10.1016/j.ppnp.2017.05.002

Distribution of Linearly Polarized Gluons and Elliptic Azimuthal Anisotropy in Deep Inelastic Scattering Dijet Production at High Energy
A. Dumitru, T. Lappi and V. Skokov
Phys.Rev.Lett. 115, 115, (2015), 252301, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.252301

Fluctuations as probe of the QCD phase transition and freeze-out in heavy ion collisions at LHC and RHIC
B. Friman, F. Karsch, K. Redlich, V. Skokov
Eur.Phys.J., C71, (2011), 1694, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1694-2

Estimate of the magnetic field strength in heavy-ion collisions
V. Skokov, A.Yu. Illarionov and V. Toneev
Int.J.Mod.Phys., A24, (2009), 5925-5932, doi:10.1142/S0217751X09047570

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