# Curriculum Vitæ

## Current Position

Visiting a close colleague at the JSC.
My full CV is available, as well as my teaching statement and stance on diversity.

I am currently a research assistant professor at the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, part of the University of Maryland. I do computational physics.

I employ lattice gauge theory to study few-nucleon systems and other strongly-coupled problems which must be solved numerically. My interests are quite broad; spanning neutrinoless double beta decay, fundamental symmetries, axion cosmology, two-nucleon systems from QCD, the Hubbard model, algorithmic improvements, and gauge/gravity duality. I dabble in quantum computing.

Lists below are ordered so that the most recent item is first.

## Education

- 2013 Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Defended 8 April 2013, awarded 19 May 2013.
- 2008 S.B. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, GPA 4.8/5.0.
- 2004 Hunter College High School, with honors in mathematics and physics.

## Positions Held

- Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut für Kernphysik and Institute for Advanced Simulation at Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2016-2019.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2013-2016.
- Graduate Research Assistant, Theory of Quarks, Hadrons, and Nuclei group in the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, 2008-2013.
- Undergraduate Researcher - Waves and Beams, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT, Summer 2007.
- Undergraduate Researcher - Applied Mathematics Fluids Laboratory, MIT, Summer 2006.

## Grants, Honors & Awards

*700k Summit node-hours*, INCITE 2019, as co-PI for*The Proton’s Structure and the Search for New Physics*.*Dr. Klaus Erkelenz Preis*for*Aspects of Nuclear Physics from Lattice QCD**Gordon Bell Award Finalist*for Simulating the weak death of the neutron in a femtoscale universe with near-Exascale computing*2.1M hours*, Jülich Supercomputing Center, Hypernuclei and the Three-Neutron System from Lattice QCD*65M hours*, NERSC 2018 ERCAP Allocation for A variational Determination of Two-Nucleon Elastic Scattering at MeV from Lattice QCD*11.3M core-hours*, Jülich Supercomputing Center as PI for Hypernuclei and the Three-Neutron System from Lattice QCD.*6.5M Hours*, NERSC 2017 ERCAP allocation #91232 as co-PI for “Implementing Improved Operators for Lattice QCD Calculations of Two-Nucleon Elastic Scattering”.*Honorable Mention*in the 2016 Gravity Research Foundation Awards for Essays on Gravitation for*A Microscopic Description of Black Hole Evaporation via Holography**64M Core-Hours*, INCITE 2016, as co-PI for “First Lattice QCD Calculation of the I=2 Two-Nucleon Parity Violating Amplitude”*17.46M CPU-Hours*, NERSC 2015 ERCAP allocation, for “First Lattice QCD Calculation of the I=2 Two-Nucleon Parity Violating Amplitude”*10M CPU-Hours*, NERSC 2014 allocation #88503, as co-PI for “Lattice QCD Investigation of Hadronic Parity Violation”.*Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship*, University of Maryland, Spring 2013.*JSA/Jefferson Lab Graduate Fellow*, 2011-2012*Departmental Fellowship*2008-2010, Physics Department, University of Maryland*ΣΠΣ*, 2008 Class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

## Selected Publications

A complete list of my publications is in my CV.

You can look at my author pages on the arχiv, inspireHEP, Research Gate or Google Scholar. I try to keep my ORCID current.My Erdős number is at most 5, through Tom Cohen.

- Jan-Lukas Wynen, Evan Berkowitz, Christopher Körber, Timo A. Lähde, and Thomas Luu. Avoiding Ergodicity Problems in Lattice Discretizations of the Hubbard Model, 2018. cond-mat.str-el/1812.09268
- Evan Berkowitz, M.A. Clark, Arjun Gambhir, Ken McElvain, Amy Nicholson, Enrico Rinaldi, Pavlos Vranas, André Walker-Loud, Chia Cheng Chang, Bálint Joó, Thorsten Kurth, Kostas Orginos. Simulating the weak death of the neutron in a femtoscale universe with near-Exascale computing. hep-lat/1810.01609. 2018 Gordon Bell Finalist.
- Amy Nicholson, Evan Berkowitz, Henry Monge-Camacho, David Brantley, N. Garron, Chia Cheng Chang, Enrico Rinaldi, M.A. Clark, Bálint Joó, Thorsten Kurth, Brian Tiburzi, Pavlos Vranas, and André Walker-Loud. Heavy Physics Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay from QCD. nucl-th/1805.02634

I wrote an introduction to our work on the axial coupling; more media coverage is linked to at the bottom of that description.

- Chia Cheng Chang, Amy Nicholson, Enrico Rinaldi, Evan Berkowitz, Nicholas Garron, David A. Brantley, H. Monge-Camacho, Chris Monahan, Chris Bouchard, M.A. Clark, Bálint Joó, Thorsten Kurth, Kostas Orginos, Pavlos Vranas, and André Walker-Loud. A per-cent-level determination of the nucleon axial coupling from Quantum Chromodynamics. Nature, 2018.
- Evan Berkowitz, Christopher Körber, Stefan Krieg, Peter Labus, Timo Lähde, and Thomas Luu. Extracting the single-particle gap in Carbon nanotubes with Lattice Quantum Monte Carlo.
*EPJ(LATTICE2017)319*, 2017. hep-lat/1710.06213. - Christopher Körber, Evan Berkowitz, and Thomas Luu. Sampling General N-Body Interactions with Auxiliary Fields.
*EPL(Europhysics Letters)*, 119(6):60006, 2017. nucl-th/1706.06494

Covered by The Next Platform! Here's a brief description.

- Evan Berkowitz.
`METAQ`

: Bundle Supercomputing Tasks. 2017. physics.comp-ph/1702.06122. - Evan Berkowitz, Enrico Rinaldi, Masanori Hanada, Goro Ishiki, Shinji Shimasaki, and Pavlos Vranas. Precision lattice test of the gauge/gravity duality at large N.
*Phys. Rev. D*94:094501, Nov 2016, hep-lat/1606.04951.

Weirdly, covered by a major Russian news outlet.

- Evan Berkowitz, Masanori Hanada, and Jonathan Maltz. A Microscopic Description of Black Hole Evaporation via Holography. International Journal of Modern Physics D, 2016, hep-th/1603.03055. Honorable Mention in Gravity Research Foundation 2016 Essay Competition.
- Evan Berkowitz, Thorsten Kurth, Amy Nicholson, Bálint Joó, Enrico Rinaldi, Mark Strother, Pavlos M. Vranas, and André Walker-Loud. Two-Nucleon Higher Partial Wave Scattering from Lattice QCD. Physics Letters B, 765:285 – 292, 2017, hep-lat/1508.00886.
- Evan Berkowitz, Michael I. Buchoff, and Enrico Rinaldi. Lattice QCD Input for Axion Cosmology.
*Phys. Rev. D*92:034507, 2015. hep-lat/1505.07455.

Stealth Dark Matter made its way into various popular outlets, including space.com and the Italian edition of Scientific American.

- Appelquist et alia (The LSD Collaboration). Detecing Stealth Dark Matter Directly through Electromagnetic Polarizability.
*Phys. Rev. Lett.*115:171803 2015, hep-ph/1503.04205. PRL Editor’s Suggestion. - Appelquist et alia (The LSD Collaboration). Composite Bosonic Baryon Dark Matter on the Lattice: SU(4) Baryon Spectrum and the Effective Higgs Interaction. 2014,
*Phys. Rev. D*, 89:094508 2014. hep-lat/1402.6656. - Evan Berkowitz.
*Some Novel Phenomena at High Density*. PhD thesis, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2013. - Paulo F. Bedaque, Evan Berkowitz, and Srimoyee Sen. Thermodynamics of Nuclear Condensates and Phase Transitions in White Dwarfs.
*Phys. Rev. D*, 89:045010 2014, astro-ph/1206.1059.

Written up in the Technology Review arXiv blog.

- Paulo F. Bedaque, Evan Berkowitz, and Aleksey Cherman. Nuclear Condensate and Helium White Dwarfs.
*The Astrophysical Journal*, 749(1):5, 2012. nucl-th/1111.1343.

## Talks

Only a small sampling; a complete list of my talks can be found in my CV.

- Axion Bounds from Pure Glue
- Calm Multi-Baryon Operators
- Job Management and Task Bundling
- The Nucleon Axial Charge from Lattice QCD
- Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay from Lattice QCD
- Supergravity from Gauge Theory
- Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering at \(m_\pi=800\)MeV
- Black Holes and Matrix Models
- Lattice QCD Input to Axion Cosmology
- Nuclear Physics from First Principles
- Scattering Observables from Finite Volumes – A Gentle Introduction to Lüscher’s Method
- Nuclear condensation of dense helium
- Vortons: Stable Vortex Loops
- Vortons at High Density

## Teaching

I love to teach and do not consider it to be a “distraction from research”, but rather a crucial part of doing physics that helps me clarify my understanding and allows me to spread my passion to others.

- School on Lattice Practices 2018
- Instructor, Physics 653 Seminar on Symmetries and Symmetry Breaking in Particle and Nuclear Physics, University of Bonn.
- Substitute Lecturer, Theoretical Hadron Physics at the University of Bonn, 2017.
- Substitute Lecturer, Graduate Electrodynamics and Quantum Mechanics, 2009-2013.
- Research Mentor for two high school students, Summer 2011.
- Teaching Assistant, Mechanics and Particle Dynamics, Spring 2009.
- Teaching Assistant, Inquiry into Physics, Spring 2009.
- Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals of Physics I, Fall 2008.
- Instructor and certifier of record: PADI Open Water Diver Course, Summer 2005.

## Conferences, Meetings & Workshops

*Atomic Nuclei as Laboratories for BSM Physics*, ECT*, Trento, Italy.*Particle Physics with Neutrons at the ESS*, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden.*Particle Physics with Cold and Ultracold Neutrons*, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany*School on Lattice Practices 2018*, Jülich Supercomputing Center, Jülich, Germany*Quantum Gravity meets Lattice QFT*ECT*, Trento, Italy*XIII Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum*, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland, August 1 - 6, 2018.*LATTICE 2018*, East Lansing, Michigan, July 22 - 28, 2018.*XXII International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics*(FB22), Caen France, July 9 - 13, 2018.*Numerical Approaches to Holography, Quantum Gravity, and Cosmology*, Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh, Scottland, May 21 - 24, 2018.*Nonperturbative and Numerical Approaches to Quantum Gravity, String Theory, and Holography*, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India, January 27 - February 3, 2018.*Technical Advances in Lattice Field Theory*, CP3-Origins, Odense, Denmark, December 4-8, 2017.*Axions at the Crossroads: QCD, Dark Matter, Astrophysics*, ECT*, Trento, Italy, November 20-24, 2017.*Computational Sciences and Reality*, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany, October 4-6, 2017.*Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay*and*Lattice QCD Input for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay*, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle WA, July 2017.*LATTICE 2017*, Granada, Spain, June 18-24, 2017.*OLCF User’s Meeting*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN, May 23-25, 2017.*Matter over Antimatter: The Sakharov Conditions after 50 Years*, Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, May 8-12 2017.*Frontiers in Nuclear Physics*, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara CA, Summer 2016.*LATTICE 2016*, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, July 2016.*Nuclear Physics from Lattice QCD INT-16-1*, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle WA, Spring 2016.*Intersections of BSM Phenomenology and QCD for New Physics Searches INT-15-3*, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle WA, October 2015.*Numerical Approaches to the Holographic Principle, Quantum Gravity and Cosmology*, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, July 2015.*LATTICE 2015*, Kobe, Japan, July 2015.*Lattice for Beyond the Standard Model Physics*, LLNL, Livermore CA, April 2015.*USQCD QUDA Workshop*, Fermilab, Batavia IL, December 2014.*2014 SciDAC Meeting*, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Washington DC, July 2014.*LATTICE 2014**Lattice Meets Experiment 2013: Beyond the Standard Model*, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven NY, December 2013.*Nuclear Reactions from Lattice QCD INT-13-53W*, Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle WA, March 2013.*International Nuclear Physics Conference*, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, July 2010.*National Nuclear Physics Summer School and TRIUMF Summer Institute*, TRIUMF, Vancouver BC, June 2010.*Workshop on Large N Gauge Theories*, University of Maryland, College Park MD, May 2010.

## Service

- Referee, Journal of Physics B: AMO Physics, Physical Reviews B & D, JHEP, Frontiers in Nuclear Physics.
- Organizer, March for Science, Bonn, April 2017.
- Organizer, Lattice for Beyond the Standard Model Physics Workshop at LLNL, April 2015.
- Volunteer, Bay Area Science Festival, 1 November 2014.
- Judge and Team Leader, Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair, 21 March 2014.
- Judge, Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair, Spring 2013.
- Seminar Organizer, Fall 2010
- Judge, Montgomery County Science Fair, Spring 2010.
- Volunteer, Physics is Phun, 2008-2009.
- Volunteer, Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament.