VU University Amsterdam
October 19 - 23, 2009
Recent advances in accelerator studies strongly suggest that a staged approach in increased energy/luminosity for the EIC is feasible and likely favorable. The present workshop primarily addresses the science at such a "stage-I" EIC, where one could have polarized 2-4 GeV electrons scattering off up to 250 GeV polarized protons or 100 GeV/nucleon light and heavy ions. With these conditions, the EIC-I would provide a natural bridge from present-day fixed target facilities, among them in particular the 12 GeV upgrade of CEBAF at the Jefferson Laboratory which is the focus of the engulfing INT program, to a high-energy EIC machine colliding beams of 20-30 GeV electrons on beams of ~150 GeV/nucleon heavy ions and ~300 GeV protons.
We will address the following questions during the workshop: What are the "headline" physics issues that could be addressed by a stage-I machine? In which ways can the it add to studies performed at Jlab 12 GeV and at RHIC? What are the key processes, cross sections, kinematical regions, event rates? What is the status of the required theoretical tools? What are the machine and detector parameters required to meet these physics goals and to maximize the benefit for the high energy EIC?
We specifically plan to discuss the following topics in the light of the possibilities offered by EIC-I:
There is a mandatory workshop registration fee of $35, due upon arrival. Please pay in cash - exact change is preferred - or by U.S. check. We cannot accept credit cards.