About Me

Yi Yin

email: yiyin@impcas.ac.cn


I am a nucler theorists studying 

  • the properties of quark-gluon matter that once filled the early universe

  • the origin of mass and spin of visible matter

  • the universal behaviors of many-body systems, including macroscopic quantum and topological phenonmena. 

My publication list can be found at inSPIRES . 

Media coverage

  • Oct, 2021 – “Spin polarization induced by shear flow”, by Phys.org (also news.sciencenet.cn). (https://phys.org/news/2021-10-polarization.html)

  • Apr, 2017 – “The Roadmap to Quark Soup”, in “Science Highlights” published by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. (https://science.energy.gov/np/highlights/2017/np-2017-04-b/).

Selected talks

Some of my scientific presentations can be found on Youtube.

  • ​Seminar at Berkeley National Lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6uOaBulnpo&t=2s

  • tMunu theory seminar in Europe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pd9i_ZB14U&t=10s


  • 2019-present: scientist at Quark Matter Research Center, Institute of Modern PHysics (Lanzhou), Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2016-2019: Postdoc at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT 

  • 2014-2016: Postdoc at Brookhaven National Lab


Publication Summary

Since Nov. 2011, I have written 35 scientific research papers1 collaboration publication and 15 refereed conference proceedings in the broad area of theoretical high energy nuclear physics (https://inspirehep.net/literature?sort=mostrecent&size=25&page=1&q=exactauthor%3AYi.Yin.1):

  • –  Physical Review Letters: papers with selected as editors’ suggestion

  • –  Physics Letter B: paper

  • –  Physics Review C: papers with 1 accepted as rapid communication and editors’ suggestion

  • –  Physics Review D: papers

  • –  Journal of High Energy Physics: 7 papers

  • –  Chinese Physics C: paper.

–  Posted in arXiv: 4 papers

These papers have accumulated (as of Nov. 2021) a total citation of 1800+ (the average citation per journal publication is 50+) and an H-index of 23 (according to inSPIRE).

Selected Publications

  • Baochi Fu,Shuai Liu, LongGang Pang, Huichao Song and Yi Yin “Shear-Induced Spin Polarization in Heavy-Ion Collisions”[arXiv:2103.10403]Phys. Rev. Lett. 127 (2021) 14, 142301.
  • F. E’ Dramo, K. Rajagopal, and Yi Yin “Moli`ere Scattering in Quark-Gluon Plasma: Finding Point-Like Scatterers in a Liquid”[arXiv:1808.03250]JHEP 01 (2019) 172.

  • M. Stephanov and Yi Yin “Hydro+: hydrodynamics with parametric slowing down and fluctuations near the critical point”[arXiv:1712.10305 ] Phys. Rev. D 98 (2018) 036006

  • S. Mukherjee, R. Venugopalan, Yi Yin Universal off-equilibrium scaling of critical cumulants in the QCD phase diagramPhys. Rev. Lett. 117 (2016) 222301, (selected as editors’ suggestion)  [arXiv:1605.09341] .

  • K. Hattori and Yi Yin Charge redistribution from anomalous magneto-vorticity couplingPhys. Rev. Lett. 117 (2016) 152002, [arXiv:1607.01513 ] 

  • M. Stephanov and Yi Yin Chiral Kinetic TheoryPhys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012) 162001, [arXiv:1207.0747].

Synergistic activities

  • Referee (since 2013) for: Physical Review Letter, Physics Review C, Physics Review D, Physics Letter B, Nuclear Physics B, Journal of High Energy Physics, Annals of Physics, Chinese Physics C and European Physical Journal C.

  • Co-organizer:

    • –  9th Huada QCD summer school, CCNU (Oct. 11-15)

    • –  14th workshop on QCD phase transition and relativistic heavy-ion physics, Guiyang (LOC, July 26-30)

    • –  BESII seminar series (Fall, 2021-present),

    • –  BESTea seminar series (Spring, 2021-present)

    • –  HEPNIC online seminar series, (Summer , 2020-present)

    • –  QCD Theory Seminar in Aisa triangle, (Spring. 2020-present)

    • –  Particle/Nuclear Theory Seminar at Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT (Fall, 2017 -Fall, 2018).

    • –  Nuclear Theory Seminar at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Fall, 2015 - Fall, 2016).

  • Convener:

        – Equation of state and Fluctuation Working Group of Beam Energy Scan Theory Collaboration (Fall, 2018 -20)

• Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisees:

  • –  Jasmine Brewer (was a graduate at MIT, now postdoc fellow at CERN)

  • –  Bruno Hitschfeld (graduate at MIT)

  • –  Maneesha Pradeep (graduate at U. Illinois at Chicago)

  • –  Lipei Du (was a graduate at Ohio State University, now postdoc at McGill U.)

  • –  Liu Shuai (Postdoc at IMP)

  • –  Weiyao Ke (was postdoc at UC Berkeley, now Director’s fellow at Los Alamos National Lab)

  • –  Noriyuke Sogabe (Postdoc at IMP)