John Bulava

Portrait of John Bulava

Assistant Professor



Short CV


  • 2009: PhD degree, Carnegie Mellon University. Title An improved variance reduction technique for stochastic all-to-all quark propagators in Lattice QCD spectrum computations, supervisor Colin Morningstar
  • 2005: B.S. in Physics, The George Washington University.
  • 2005: B.S. in Mathematics, The George Washington University.


  • August 2016 - : Assistant Professor, IMADA and CP3-Origins, SDU.
  • 2013 - 2016: Hitachi Assistant Professor of High-Performance Computing, School of Maths, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2011 - 2013: Non-Member State Theory Fellow, Theory Division, CERN.
  • 2009 - 2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neumann Institute for Computation (NIC), DESY.
  • 2005 - 2009: Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Interests

My recent research goal has been to calculate hadron-hadron scattering amplitudes from first-principles lattice QCD simulations. I have recently completed a benchmark calculation of the lowest lying hadron resonance (the rho) in an unprecedentedly large physical volume, which was enabled by algorithmic advances from myself and collaborators. As a member of the Coordinated Lattice Simulations (CLS) consortium, which is composed of researchers across the EU, I am now applying these state-of-the-art algorithms to other systems as well as performing first calculations of resonance photoproduction amplitudes such as the time like pion form factor. Finally, in the future these techniques will be applied to strongly coupled BSM models to calculate resonance properties relevant for LHC phenomenology.