Jianwei Qiu to become Theory Center Director at Jefferson Lab

Jianwei Qiu to become Theory Center Director at Jefferson Lab

We are delighted to announce that Jianwei Qiu, a world renowned expert in quantum chromodynamics has accepted the appointment as Director of the Theory Center and will join the laboratory in early Fall.

Jianwei received his Ph. D. from Columbia University where his supervisor was Al Mueller. As a postdoc, he worked at Argonne National Lab where Ed Berger and Dennis Sivers were prominent collaborators; and at the Yang Institute at Stony Brook University where Jianwei completed some very important work with George Sterman. Jianwei spent more than twenty years on the faculty of Iowa State University, and during the past six years he has been a prominent member of the theory group at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Jianwei was one of the editors and principal authors of the white paper which lays out the physics program achievable at a future electron ion collider.

The search was conducted by a distinguished committee consisting of Joe Carlson and Bob McKeown (co-chairs), Charlotte Elster, Franz Gross, Frithjof Karsch, Krishna Rajagopal, and Feng Yuan. We are grateful to them for their efforts on behalf of Jefferson Lab.

Hugh Montgomery