4-7 January 2020
IIT Bombay
Asia/Kolkata timezone

The most intriguing questions in Quantum Chromodynamics relate to the internal structure and dynamics of partons (quarks and gluons) in nucleons and nuclei. What fundamental aspects of QCD could we learn if we were to image the nucleons and nuclei in their momentum and coordinate space at high energy? The proposed Electron-Ion  collider (EIC) will collide high-energy polarized electrons with nucleons and nuclei and allow us to get a snapshot of their internal structure and dynamics where gluons dominate the nuclear landscape. Such imaging of nucleons and nuclei would give us unprecedented insight in to the emergence of their spin, mass and other emergent properties, possibly leading to a revolution in our understanding of QCD. The precision and control the EIC can afford, will also impact the searches of physics beyond the Standard Model being planned at the LHC. The EIC has hence emerged as the most anticipated new collider facility for the study of QCD, with world-wide support and enthusiasm. In 2015 the EIC was recommended by the US Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) as the highest priority for new construction in the US, and a recent review by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences indicated its science to be "fundamental, compelling" and the project construction being "timely".

The workshop "QCD with Electron-Ion Collider (QEIC)" to be held in IIT Bombay during January 4-7, 2020, aims to bring together theorists and experimentalist to discuss several key issues in this context including:
(i) Understanding the emergence of nucleon mass
 (ii) Nucleon in position and momentum space
 (iii) Status of Parton distribution functions and the impact of EIC on them
 (iv) EIC status and realization: detector technologies, design concepts and needs
 (v) Lattice QCD study of the spin and mass of the nucleon
 (vi) Physics of eA collisions


Note: Participation is by invitation. If you are interested, please send an email to: qeic@phy.iitb.ac.in

IIT Bombay
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076