Chun Shen

Chun Shen

Assistant Professor
RIKEN BNL fellow

Office: 3135771774/Cell: 6318899367

 Room 341, Physics and Astronomy

Curriculum Vitae


Chun Shen


Physics and Astronomy

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Precision fluid dynamical modelling of quark-gluon plasma at finite baryon density

  • Jet and electromagnetic tomography in strongly-coupled systems

  • Rapid thermalization and out-of-equilibrium physics of many-body QCD

  • Gluon saturation and 3D imaging of nucleus at high energy


I am interested in understanding strongly interacting many-body systems, in particular, the properties of nuclear matter under extreme hot and dense conditions.

The relativistic heavy-ion collisions create a novel state of matter, Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), which exposes surprisingly strong collective behaviour with very small specific shear viscosity. In order to quantitative extract the transport properties of the QGP, I work on developing a comprehensive integrated framework, which models the dynamical evolution of the heavy-ion collisions event-by-event. Combining this framework with modern statistical Bayesian analysis, we can reverse engineer the heavy-ion collision experiments and infer the properties of the hottest droplet in nature.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2014 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • B.Sc. 2009 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Awards and Grants


Selected Publications

All my papers can be accessed on the INSPIRE or Google Scholar.

Currently Teaching

  • PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics, Fall 2018