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The first IR2@EIC workshop was co-hosted by Argonne National Laboratory and the Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science. The workshop took place remotely on March 17-19, 2021.
This first workshop of the IR2@EIC initiative highlighted the science that will benefit the most from a second EIC interaction region, including the science in deep exclusive processes, the semi-inclusive and physics with jets, heavy flavor and spectroscopy, and processes with light and heavy ions. We also initiated working groups to develop and formulate the most compelling justification for the science at low to medium center-of-mass energies and sketch out the path towards developing a robust concept detector and its ancillary instrumentation, to be further solidified in the subsequent workshops.
This workshop was timely as Brookhaven National Laboratory and Jefferson Laboratory have announced the “Call for Collaboration Proposals for Detectors to be located at the EIC” in two interaction regions. Detector 2 could complement the project detector in IR1 and may focus on optimizing particular science topics or addressing topics beyond the requirements defined in previous published EIC documents. It also refers to possible optimization of that IR2 interaction region towards such aims.
The goal of the IR2@EIC initiative and the series of workshops in 2021 is to develop the scientific underpinnings and instrumentation options to support such a science program.
This event is part of the CFNS workshop/ad-hoc meeting series. See the CFNS conferences page for other events.