Vladi(mir) Skokov's homepage

Current Affiliation:

Assistant Professor,

Nuclear Theory Group, Physics Department, College of Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

Riken-BNL Research Center, Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973

Beam Energy Scan Theory (BEST) Collaboration, US Department of Energy

Contact information:

Email: VSkokov.at.ncsu.edu

Additional information:


List of recent talks

List of publications & Google Scholar

Upcoming conferences/talks

Theoretical Nuclear Physics Jobs ( aka rumor mill)

For Ukrainian students and scientists impacted by the war: if you are interested in joining our group within the framework of the U.S. DOE initiative (follow the link for more information), please do not hesitate to contact me.

Current Group members:

Haowu Duan (Graduate student, NCSU; supported by DOE grant)

Greg Johnson (Graduate student, NCSU)

Shaswat Tiwaru (Graduate student, NCSU)

Zichen Zhao (Graduate student, NCSU)

Ming Li (Postdoctoral fellow, NCSU. Supported by DOE grant. Project: Saturation corrections/Color Glass Condensate/Electron Ion Collider)

Past and current undergraduate students: Andrew Connelly (Yang-Lee edge singularity), Jack Featherstone (high-energy hadronic collisions), Josh Ott (critical dynamics), Vineet Krishna (lattice methods)


  • A Monte Carlo implementation to probe the distribution of linearly polarized gluons and elliptic azimuthal anisotropy in DIS dijet production at high energy: MCDijet; see Refs. arXiv:1809.02615 and arXiv:1508.04438 for details.

Research Interests:

  • non-perturbative methods of quantum field theory, the exact (functional) renormalization group

  • finite temperature field theory

  • deconfinement and chiral aspects of Quantum Chromo-Dynamics (QCD) phase transitions, effective models of QCD at finite temperature and density

  • non-equilibrium field theory; transport properties, thermalization, non-perturbative particle production in coherent fields

  • renormalization group, critical statics and critical dynamics in vicinity of a phase transition

  • high energy QCD, structure of nuclei and hadrons, deep inelastic scattering, transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions, three dimensional structure of nucleons and nuclei in momentum and configuration space; phenomenology of high-energy electron-proton/ion, hadron and heavy-ion collision


  • Spring 2014, Two sections of Calculus based Physics II (E&M), Western Michigan University

  • Spring 2015, Calculus based Physics II (E&M), Western Michigan University

informal students' reviews can be found here
  • Spring 2015, Statistical mechanics (graduate level), Western Michigan University

  • Fall 2018, Algebra-based Physics I (Mechanics), North Carolina State University

  • Fall 2019, Algebra-based Physics I (Mechanics), North Carolina State University: Moodle, WebAssign

informal students' reviews can be found here
  • Fall 2020, Computational Physics (PY525), North Carolina State University

  • Fall 2021, Computational Physics (PY525), North Carolina State University

  • Fall 2022, Algebra-based Physics II (E&M), North Carolina State University


  • US Department of Energy, Project title "Quantum Chromodynamics at extreme gluon densities"

  • Riken-BNL Research Center

  • ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI

Last update: May 11, 2022