Following the site selection for construction of the U.S. Electron-Ion Collider research facility by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in early 2020, the EIC Users Group led a year-long Yellow Report initiative to define the detector design criteria needed to realize the EIC physics described in the EIC White Paper, supported by the National Academy of Sciences. Using the Yellow Report as input, a Reference Detector concept was presented at the recently held DOE Critical Decision-1 review of the EIC.
A Call for EIC Detector Proposals has been issued by DOE & BNL/JLab on March 6, 2021, with an expected proposal submission deadline on December 1st, 2021. The EICUG community's strong preference for two detectors has led to multiple exciting detector initiatives. We invite all interested groups and consortia to come together to plan for a detector inspired by the Yellow Report detector concept based on a new central detector magnet up to 3T, which could evolve into a concrete proposal and collaboration formation for IP6.
This message is to invite you to a kick-off meeting on March 12-13, 2021. We will review the Yellow Report's work, consider all emerging ideas for EIC detectors, encourage the formation of subsystem consortia, and organize ourselves for the next steps. The meeting is meant to enable forming a collaboration, planning timelines, and developing strategies to engage EIC community members to meet the deadline for submitting a detector proposal.
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