Department of Physics & Astronomy
Lee, WeonjongProfessor
Office : 56-524 , +82-2-880-5795 (Lattice Gauge Theory Research Center)


  • · 1995 Ph.D., in Physics, Columbia University
  • · 1988 B.S. in Electronics, Seoul National University


  • · 2016-present Professor, Seoul National University
  • · 2006-2016 Associate Professor, Seoul National University
  • · 2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Seoul National University
  • · 2000-2002 Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Lab
  • · 1997-2000 Postdoc, Los Alamos National Lab
  • · 1995-1997 Postdoc, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Research Interests

We perform calculation of physical observables in flavor physics using the supercomputers. The physics codes are made based on lattice gauge theory. The results are compared with those of experiments. This leads to a critical test on the validity of the Standard Model.
The major research topics are
1. Lattice gauge theory
2. CP violation in neutral Kaons
3. Semileptonic form factors of B mesons
4. R(D) and R(D^*)
5. Standard Model Phenomenology
6. Flavor Physics
7. Computational Physics

Selected Publications in the last 5 years

  1. Updated evaluation of εK in the Standard Model with lattice QCD inputs, Jon A. Bailey, Sunkyu Lee, Weonjong Lee, Jaehoon Leem, Sungwoo Park, Phys. Rev. D 98, 094505 (2018) arXiv:1808.09657 [hep-lat].
  2. Improvement of heavy-heavy current for calculation of B ->D(*)lν form factors using Oktay-Kronfeld heavy quarks, Jon Bailey, Yong-Chull Jang, Weonjong Lee, Jaehoon Leem (LANL-SWME Collaboration), EPJ Web Conf. 175. 14010 (2017), arXiv:1711.01777 [hep-lat].
  3. Heavy-quark meson spectrum tests of the Oktay-Kronfeld action, Jon A. Bailey, Yong-Chull Jang, Weonjong Lee, Carleton DeTar, Andreas S. Kronfeld, Mehmet B. Oktay, Eur. Phys. J. C77 no.11 768 (2017) , FERMILAB-PUB-17-001-T, arXiv:1701.00345 [hep-lat].
  4. Kaon BSM B-parameters using improved staggered fermions from Nf=2+1 unquenched QCD, Benjamin J. Choi, Chulwoo Jung, Hwancheol Jeong, Jangho Kim, Jongjeong Kim, Sunghee Kim, Weonjong Lee, Jaehoon Leem, Jeonghwan Pak, Sungwoo Park, Stephen R. Sharpe, Boram Yoon, Yong-Chull Jang (SWME Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 93, 014511 (2016) arXiv:1509.00592 [hep-lat].
  5. Standard Model evaluation of εK using lattice QCD inputs for BK and Vcb, Jon A. Bailey, Yong-Chull Jang, Weonjong Lee, Sungwoo Park (SWME Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 92, 034510 (2015) arXiv:1503.05388 [hep-lat].