Particle and Nuclear Physics Seminar at J-PARC(Prof. Abhay Deshpande)
The US nuclear science advisory committee (NSAC), through its 2015 Long Range Planning activity in 2015, recommended that the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) be built in the US with highest priority as the new large facility for investigations in QCD after the completion of FRIB. The EIC, with appropriately designed experimental detectors, will enable unprecedented ability to explore the gluon-quark structure and dynamics of hadrons and nuclei, with emphasis on investigations of the gluons in them. It will also allow us to explore universal and fundamental aspects of QCD with the highest energy electron-nucleus collisions, that no other facility would allow us to.
In this talk, the science case will be presented along with the status and plans for the realization of the EIC. In the end, the opportunities to make a significant impact on the realization will be discussed with an invitation to contribute.