CFNS Workshop: The Science and Instrumentation of the second Interaction Region for the Electron-Ion-Collider

Preparatory Meeting Dec 15th, 2020

The DOE is moving forward with the EIC, to be located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) with Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) as a major partner. The DOE has approved the Critical Decision-0, “Approved Mission Need,” for the EIC on December 19, 2019 and the preparation of Critical Decision-1 scheduled for 2021 is underway. The goal of this meeting and the subsequent three workshops that are being scheduled (in spring 2021, summer 2021, and winter 2021) is to discuss the science of the second interaction region at the EIC, its instrumentation, and explore ways of its implementation in order to maximize the scientific impact of the EIC. At this preparatory meeting, we will take a fresh look at the evolving landscape of the science underlying the need for the EIC and the need for a complementary approach toward the overall optimization and execution of the science program.

For this we have invited speakers to review broad areas of science in exclusive processes, the semi-inclusive and physics with jets, and processes in nuclei as they apply to the energy reach of the EIC. We will also review the interaction regions designs and constraints, with special emphasis of the status of second interaction region, and highlights from the EIC User Group’s Yellow Report effort an Expression of Interest initiative. Information about the details of the meeting agenda, and registration can be found at this link to the web page.


Organizing committee: Volker Burkert, Marco Contalbrigo, Abhay Deshpande, Latifa Elouadrhiri, Haiyan Gao, Barbara Jacak, Richard Milner, Franck Sabatie, Todd Satogata & Bernd Surrow