Status and prospects of the Electron Ion Collider

  • June 11, 2021, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Abhay Deshpande, Stony Brook University
In January 2020 the Department of Energy announced that the US Electron Ion Collider (EIC) had received a CD0 in December 2019, and that it would be located at BNL. The EIC will be built jointly by BNL and Jefferson Lab as partners. The EIC project setup in 2020 has picked up speed and steered the EIC through the CD1 review, the results of which are anticipated soon. In this talk I will review the EIC Project status, the core science of EIC, on which the CD0 was granted, and a few new ideas (of interest to HEP community) that have evolved since the CD0 now documented in the EIC Users Group led Yellow Report. The Yellow Report also took a closer look at the detector requirements to achieve that EIC science. I will present the status of the machine and detector design and of the detector collaboration formation process currently underway within the EIC community.