Prize Recipient

Huichao Song
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


"For pioneering developments in the theory of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics, in particular for the implementation of stable numerical simulations that have been used to quantify the low value of the shear viscosity coefficient observed in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC, with important implications for the near-perfect fluidity of the quark-gluon plasma."


Huichao Song received a B.S. degree in physics from Jilin University, China in 2001 and a M.S. degree in physics from Peking University, China in 2004. Then she came to USA and received her physics from The Ohio State University in 2009, with Professor Ulrich Heinz as her thesis advisor. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the nuclear theory group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her current research interests are viscous hydrodynamics + hadron cascade hybrid model and parton shower simulation for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.