Curriculum Vitae
Robert Pisarski

Department of Physics
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York 11973-5000 U.S.A.
pisarski at bnl



Education and employment


Activities at Brookhaven


Refereed Publications

  1. Matrix model for deconfinement in a SU(Nc) gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions, Phys. Rev. D 89, 085020 (2014). With P. Bicudo and E. Seel.
  2. Collisional energy loss above the critical temperature in QCD, Phys. Lett. B 730, 236, (2014). With S. Lin and V. Skokov.
  3. Effective potential for SU(2) Polyakov loops and Wilson loop eigenvalues, Phys. Rev. D 88, 054020 (2013). With D. Smith, A. Dumitru, and L. von Smekal.
  4. Matrix model for deconfinement in a SU(2) gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions, Phys. Rev. D 88, 034007 (2013). With P. Bicudo and E. Seel.
  5. The Roberge-Weiss transition and 't Hooft loops, Phys. Rev. D 87, 096009 (2013). With K. Kashiwa.
  6. Zero interface tension at the deconfining phase transition for a matrix model of a SU(infinity) gauge theory, Phys. Rev. D 87, 105002 (2013). With S. Lin and V. V. Skokov.
  7. Gross-Witten-Wadia transition in a matrix model for deconfinement, Phys. Rev D 86 081701(R) (2012). With V. V. Skokov.
  8. Electroweak Instantons, Axions, and the Cosmological Constant, Phys. Lett. B713 301 (2012). With L. McLerran and V. V. Skokov.
  9. Critical endpoint for deconfinment in Matrix and other effective models, Phys. Rev. D 85 114029 (2012). With K. Kashiwa and V. V. Skokov.
  10. Effective Matrix Model for deconfinement in pure gauge theories, Phys. Rev. D86 105017 (2012). With A. Dumitru, Y. Guo, Y. Hidaka, and C. P. Korthals Altes.
  11. Interweaving Chiral Spirals, Nucl. Phys. A 875, 94 (2012). With T. Kojo, Y. Hidaka, K. Fukushima, and L. McLerran.
  12. How Wide is the Transition to Deconfinement?, Phys. Rev. D 83, 034022 (2011). With A. Dumitru, Y. Guo, Y. Hidaka, and C. P. Korthals Altes.
  13. The Dichotomous Nucleon: Some Radical Conjectures for the Large Nc Limit, Nucl. Phys. A 852, 155 (2011). With Y. Hidaka, T. Kojo, and L. McLerran.
  14. Covering the Fermi Surface with Patches of Quarkyonic Chiral Spirals, Phys. Rev. D 82, 074015 (2010). With T. Kojo and A. Tsvelik.
  15. Quarkyonic Chiral Spirals, Nucl. Phys. A 843, 37 (2010). With Y. Hidaka, T. Kojo, and L. McLerran.
  16. Hadron Production in Ultra-relativistic Nuclear Collisions: Quarkyonic Matter and a Triple Point in the Phase Diagram of QCD, Nucl. Phys. A 837, 65 (2010). With A. Andronic, D. Blaschke, P. Braun-Munzinger, J. Cleymans, K. Fukushima, L.D. McLerran, H. Oeschler, K. Redlich, C. Sasaki, H. Satz, and J. Stachel.
  17. Small Shear Viscosity in the semi Quark Gluon Plasma, Phys.Rev. D 81, 076002 (2010). With Y. Hidaka.
  18. Zero Point Energy of Renormalized Wilson Loops, Phys. Rev. D 80, 074504 (2009). With Y. Hidaka.
  19. Hard thermal loops, to quadratic order, in the background of a spatial 't Hooft loop, Phys. Rev. D 80, 036004 (2009). With Y. Hidaka.
  20. Suppression of the Shear Viscosity in a Semi-QGP, Phys. Rev. D 78, 071501(R) (2008). With Y. Hidaka.
  21. Baryons and the phase diagram for a large number of colors and flavors, Nucl. Phys. A 808, 117 (2008). With Y. Hidaka and L. McLerran.
  22. Phases of Dense Quarks at Large Nc, Nucl. Phys. A 796, 83 (2007). With L. McLerran.
  23. Cold, dense nuclear matter in a SU(2) parity doublet model, Phys. Rev. C75 , 055202 (2007). With D. Zschiesche, L. Tolos, and J. Schafner-Bielich.
  24. Effective Theory of Wilson Lines and Deconfinement, Phys. Rev. D74, 121703(R) (2006).
  25. Beta functions for Matrix Models in 2+epsilon Dimensions, Phys. Rev. D74, 045029 (2006). With M. Oswald.
  26. Dense Quarks, and the Fermion Sign Problem, in a SU(N) Matrix Model, Phys. Rev. D72, 074004 (2005). With A. Dumitru and D. Zschiesche.
  27. Deconfinement in Matrix Models about the Gross-Witten Point, Phys. Rev. D71, 074004 (2005). With A. Dumitru and J. Lenaghan.
  28. Deconfining Phase Transition as a Matrix Model of Renormalized Polyakov Loops, Phys. Rev. D70, 034511 (2004). With A. Dumitru, Y. Hatta, J. Lenaghan, and K. Orginos.
  29. Dilute Nuclear Matter in Chiral Perturbation Theory, Phys. Rev. C69, 035211 (2004). With E. Fraga, Y. Hatta, and J. Schaffner-Bielich.
  30. Two-point functions for SU(3) Polyakov Loops near T_c, Phys. Rev. D66, 096003 (2002). With A. Dumitru.
  31. Degrees of Freedom and the Deconfining Phase Transition, Phys. Lett. B525, 95 (2002). With A. Dumitru.
  32. Small, Dense Quark Stars from Perturbative QCD, Phys. Rev. D63, 121702 (2001). With E. S. Fraga and J. Schaffner-Bielich.
  33. Event-by-Event Fluctuations from Decay of a Condensate for Z(3) Wilson Lines, Phys. Lett. B504, 282 (2001). With A. Dumitru.
  34. Quark-Gluon Plasma as a Condensate of Z(3) Wilson lines, Phys. Rev. D62, 111501(R) (2000)
  35. Critical line for H-superfluidity in strange quark matter?, Phys. Rev. C62, 035202 (2000).
  36. Color superconductivity in weak coupling, Phys. Rev. D61, 074017 (2000). With D. H. Rischke.
  37. Pionic measures of parity and CP violation in high-energy nuclear collisions, Phys. Rev. D61, 111901 (2000). With D. Kharzeev.
  38. Gaps and critical temperature for color superconductivity, Phys. Rev. D61, 051501 (2000). With D. H. Rischke.
  39. The potential for the phase of the Wilson Line at nonzero quark density, Phys. Rev. D61, 056007 (2000). With C. P. Korthals-Altes and A. Sinkovics.
  40. Superfluidity in a model of massless fermions coupled to scalar bosons, Phys. Rev. D60, 094013 (1999). With D. H. Rischke.
  41. A first order transition and parity violation in a color superconductor , Phys. Rev. Lett 83, 37 (1999). With D. H. Rischke.
  42. Possibility of spontaneous parity violation in hot QCD, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 512 (1998). With D. Kharzeev and M. H. G. Tytgat.
  43. Real time relaxation of condensates and kinetics in hot scalar QED: Landau damping, Phys. Rev. D58, 125009 (1998). With D. Boyanovsky, H. J. de Vega, R. Holman, and S. P. Kumar.
  44. Nonequilibrium evolution of a "tsunami": dynamical symmetry breaking, Phys. Rev. D57, 3653 (1998). With D. Boyanovsky, H. J. de Vega, R. Holman, and S. Prem Kumar.
  45. How pi^0->2 gamma changes with temperature, Phys. Rev. D56, 7077 (1997). With T. L. Trueman and M. H. G. Tytgat.
  46. Scattering of soft, cool pions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3622 (1997). With M. H. G. Tytgat.
  47. Propagation of cool pions, Phys. Rev. D54, R298 (1996). With M. H. G. Tytgat.
  48. Anomalous mesonic interactions near a chiral phase transition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3084 (1996).
  49. Where does the rho go? Chirally symmetric vector mesons in the quark-gluon plasma, Phys. Rev. D52, R3773 (1995).
  50. Phase of the Wilson line at high temperature in the standard model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1754 (1994). With C. Korthals-Altes and Kimyeong Lee.
  51. QCD and the chiral critical point, Phys. Rev. D49, R3079 (1994). With S. Gavin and A. Gocksch.
  52. How to make large domains of disoriented chiral condensate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2143 (1994). With S. Gavin and A. Gocksch.
  53. Damping rates for moving particles in hot QCD, Phys. Rev. D47, 5589 (1993).
  54. Partition function for the eigenvalues of the Wilson line, Nucl. Phys. B402, 657 (1993). With A. Gocksch.
  55. Calculation of the quark damping rate in hot QCD, Phys. Rev. D46, 1829 (1992). With E. Braaten.
  56. Z(N) interface tension in a hot SU(N) gauge theory, Nucl. Phys. B383, 497 (1992). With T. Bhattacharya, A. Gocksch, and C. Korthals-Altes.
  57. Simple effective lagrangian for hard thermal loops, Phys. Rev. D45, 1827 (1992). With E. Braaten.
  58. Thermal instability in phi^6_3, Phys. Lett. B271, 183 (1991). With T. Altherr and T. Grandou.
  59. Fermion mass in three dimensions and the renormalization group, Phys. Rev. D44, 1866 (1991).
  60. Interface tension in an SU(N) gauge theory at high temperature, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 998 (1991). With T. Bhattacharya, A. Gocksch, and C. Korthals-Altes.
  61. Calculation of the gluon damping rate in hot QCD, Phys. Rev. D42, 2156 (1990). With E. Braaten.
  62. Deducing hard thermal loops from Ward identities, Nucl. Phys. B339, 310 (1990). With E. Braaten.
  63. Production of soft dileptons in the quark-gluon plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 2242 (1990). With E. Braaten and T. C. Yuan.
  64. Soft amplitudes in hot gauge theories: a general analysis, Nucl. Phys. B337, 569 (1990). With E. Braaten.
  65. Resummation and gauge invariance of the gluon damping rate in hot QCD, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1338 (1990). With E. Braaten.
  66. Scattering amplitudes in hot gauge theories, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 1129 (1989).
  67. Computing finite-temperature loops with ease, Nucl. Phys. B309, 476 (1988).
  68. Perturbative stability of smooth strings, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1300 (1987); 58, 2608(E) (1987).
  69. Static potential for smooth strings, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 93 (1987). With E. Braaten and S.-M. Tse.
  70. Spin dependent potential for heavy fermions on the ends of a string, Nucl. Phys. B286, 657 (1987). With J. D. Stack.
  71. Topologically massive chromodynamics at finite temperature, Phys. Rev. D35, 664 (1987).
  72. Field theory of paths with a curvature-dependent term, Phys. Rev. D34, 670 (1986).
  73. Monopoles in topologically massive gauge theories, Phys. Rev. D34, 3851 (1986).
  74. Topologically massive chromodynamics in the perturbative regime, Phys. Rev. D32, 2081 (1985). With S. Rao.
  75. Remarks on the chiral phase transition in chromodynamics, Phys. Rev. D29, 338 (1984). With F. Wilczek.
  76. Chiral-symmetry breaking in three-dimensional electrodynamics, Phys. Rev. D29, 2423 (1984).
  77. Finite temperature QCD at large N, Phys. Rev. D29, 1222 (1984).
  78. A soluble theory with massive ghosts, Phys. Rev. D28, 2547 (1983).
  79. Fixed points of phi^6_3 and phi^4_4 theories, Phys. Rev. D28, 1554 (1983).
  80. Asymptotically free fluids, Phys. Rev. D26, 3543 (1982).
  81. Strings at finite temperature and deconfinement, Phys. Rev. D26, 3735 (1982). With O. Alvarez.
  82. Fixed-point structure of phi^6_3 at large N, Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 574 (1982).
  83. Phenomenology of the chiral phase transition, Phys. Lett. 110B, 155 (1982).
  84. Tricritical logarithms in three dimensions, Phys. Lett. 85A, 356 (1981).
  85. High-temperature Yang-Mills theories and three-dimensional quantum chromodynamics, Phys. Rev. D23, 2305 (1981). With T. Appelquist.
  86. QCD and instantons at finite temperature, Rev. Mod. Phys. 53, 43 (1981). With D. J. Gross and L. G. Yaffe.
  87. The renormalisation group and global GxG' theories about four dimensions, J. Phys. A 14, 3341 (1981). With D. L. Stein.
  88. Critical behavior of linear sigma models with GxG' symmetry, Phys. Rev. B 23, 3549 (1981). With D. L. Stein.
  89. Surface singularities in nematic and some notes on cholesteric, J. de Physique 41, 345 (1980). With D. L. Stein.
  90. The density of instantons at finite temperature, Phys. Lett. 97B, 110 (1980). With L. G. Yaffe.
  91. Nonlinear sigma models of symmetric spaces, Phys. Rev. D20, 3358 (1979).
  92. Boojums in superfluid He3-A and cholsteric liquid crystals, Phys. Rev. Lett. 40, 1269 (1978). With D. L. Stein and P. W. Anderson.


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