I will overview the status of design for an Electron Ion Collider at Jefferson Laboratory. It will enable high-luminosity study of collisions between polarized beams of electrons with protons up to 100 GeV and ions up to 40 GeV/u. I will describe its physics goals and their context in the long-range plans for nuclear physics research. I will then focus on the design of the accelerator complex, review the necessary R&D and outline the technical choices that resulted from a recent optimization of performance, cost and potential for upgrade. I will summarize present efforts to prepare an initial cost estimate for the project, and the coming effort to prepare a comprehensive conceptual design report.
Argonne Physics Division Seminar Schedule