The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is envisioned as the next-generation U.S. facility to study quarks and gluons in strongly interacting matter. The broad physics program of the EIC aims to precisely image gluons in nucleons and nuclei and to reveal the origin of the nucleon spin by colliding polarized electrons with polarized protons, polarized light ions, and heavy nuclei at high luminosity. The EIC has the potential of revolutionizing the field of nuclear physics but only if we build the right machine, the right detectors, and the right analysis environment.
In my presentation, I will give an overview about the science case for the EIC and the status of the EIC project and will discuss the general drivers for the machine, detector, and computing design. I will outline some of the design elements that are currently being planned for the Jefferson Lab Electron-Ion Collider (JLEIC) and will focus here on the design of a detector with full acceptance not only in the central region, but also in the region that is close to both the ion-beam and electron-beam direction.
Argonne Physics Division Seminar Schedule