The 2019 edition of the “Electron-Ion Collider User Group Meeting” will take place from 22 to 26 of July at the National School of Chemistry in Paris, and will be organized jointly between the Institut de Physique Nucleaire d’Orsay (CNRS/IN2P3) and the CEA-Saclay Nuclear Physics Department.
The meeting will feature topical sessions on new advances in the physics as well as accelerator and detector R&D related to the Electron-Ion Collider. Discussions on the next steps for the realization of the project will also be part of the agenda.
The Electron-Ion Collider User Group (EICUG) consists of more than 800 physicists from over 170 laboratories and universities from around the world who are working together to realize a powerful new facility in the United States with the aim of studying the particles, gluons, which bind all the observable matter in the world around us. This new facility, known as the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), would collide intense beams of spin-polarized electrons with intense beams of both polarized nucleons and unpolarized nuclei from deuterium to uranium. Detector concepts are now being developed to detect the high-energy scattered particles as well as the low-energy debris as a means to definitively understand how the matter we are all made of is bound together.