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Ho-Ung Yee, PhD

Associate Professor



Building & Room:

2250 SES


845 West Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5348



Dr. Yee is broadly interested in non-perturbative aspects of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), the theory governing quarks and gluons that constitute basic building blocks of nuclear matter, and his recent research has been focused on physics of heavy-ion collisions at RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) and LHC (Large Hadron Collider) where new states of QCD matter with high temperature are created. He is currently interested in the effects originating from "triangle anomaly", a quantum mechanical violation of axial symmetry in P- and CP-odd environments, on the physics of heavy-ion collisions and the neutron stars.

Selected Publications

  • G. Basar, D. E. Kharzeev, H.-U. Yee and I. Zahed, “Holographic Pomeron and the Schwinger Mechanism,” Phys. Rev. D 85, 105005 (2012).
  • E. Shuryak, H.-U. Yee and I. Zahed, “Jet Quenching via Gravitational Radiation in Thermal AdS,” Phys. Rev. D 85, 104006 (2012).
  • D. E. Kharzeev and H.-U. Yee, “Anomalies and time reversal invariance in relativistic hydrodynamics: the second order and higher dimensional formulations,” Phys. Rev. D 84, 045025 (2011).
  • Y. Burnier, D. E. Kharzeev, J. Liao and H.-U. Yee, “Chiral magnetic wave at finite baryon density and the electric quadrupole moment of quark-gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 052303 (2011).
  • D. E. Kharzeev and H. -U. Yee, “Chiral Magnetic Wave,” Phys. Rev. D 83, 085007 (2011).


MS, Physics (1999), Seoul National University

PhD, Physics (2003), Yale University