1-10 August 2023
Gant South
America/New_York timezone

The Electron-Ion Collider is the next big experiment in high-energy nuclear physics in the United States. It is going to address a plethora of questions about the structure of protons and nuclei. One of the main exciting phenomena that it is intended to clarify is the manifestations of parton saturation. This has been predicted to occur in hadrons at high energy and in nuclei at significantly lower energies. Although tantalizing hints of saturating behavior have been observed at RHIC and the LHC, no cut-and-dry experimental case has been made for it yet. We hope that the DIS experiments on nuclei at EIC will provide a convincing case for saturation. Another important aspect of EIC physics is scattering on polarized proton beams, which should improve our understanding of the so-called “proton spin crisis”. This although not directly related to saturation physics, nevertheless strongly depends on the proton structure at small Bjorken x. The physics of this kinematic region is the one responsible for the saturation phenomenon as well, although the physics of polarized TMD’s has many interesting unique features.

This summer school is intended to introduce the students to the subject of gluon saturation and more generally low x physics, as well as to expose them to the main methods and lines of thinking on the subject.

The school is intended to graduate students and postdocs who either want to extend their physics horizons or plan to pursue research in this or related areas. A preliminary list of lecturers at the school includes A. Mueller (Columbia), O.Hen (MIT), N. Armesto (Santiago de Campostela), A. Dumitru (CUNY, Baruch College), Yu. Kovchegov (Ohio State), L. Jin (UConn), V. Skokov (North Carolina State), B. Schenke (BNL).

Registration to the school is free. Accommodation in the dorms on the UConn Storrs campus and two meals a day (breakfast and lunch) for the duration of the school will be provided at no charge for approved participants. In addition, we have some funds to reimburse the travel expenses, and participants are encouraged to apply for reimbursement. Please indicate on the registration form if you intend to do so.

The participants will be expected to arrive and settle in the accommodations on Tuesday, August 1. The first day of lectures will be Wednesday, August 2.

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