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The Electron-Ion Collider: A major new scientific facility to probe the heart of nuclear matter

Add Event to your Calendar Fri., Mar. 13, 2020 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Mar. 13, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Location: CL 112

Abstract:  A major future initiative of the international nuclear physics community is the construction of the world's first electron-nucleus collider in the coming decade, with the flexibility to change the nuclear ion species as well as the beam energies. For electron-proton collisions, the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) would be the world's first collider where both beams are polarized. The 2015 U.S. long range plan for nuclear physics strongly recommended construction of the EIC, and this was enthusiastically endorsed in 2018 by the U.S National Academies of Science. Recently, the EIC has been approved for construction by the U.S. Department of Energy (US-DOE), at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Long Island, NY). Construction is expected to cost about US$1.5 billion, and take about 10 years. I will summarize the exciting science goals of this new facility.

Speaker:  Dr. Garth Huber, Department of Physics, University of Regina