Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) Industry Day 2021


The objective of the EIC Industry Day is to share information about a major new project at Brookhaven National Laboratory(BNL). During the day BNL will give overviews and highlights of the project and the various subcontracting opportunities include civil construction and scientific/technical equipment.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) for the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), a one-of-a-kind nuclear physics research facility to be built at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. This announcement—following DOE’s approval of “mission need” (known as CD-0) in December 2019—marks the completion of the project’s definition phase and its conceptual design. Approval of CD-1 provides the authorization to begin the project execution phase and allows project engineering and design funds to be used.

The EIC will be a 2.4-mile-circumference particle collider, the first of its kind in the world. It will steer beams of high-energy polarized electrons into collisions with polarized protons and atomic nuclei to produce precision 3-D snapshots of those particles’ internal structure. Experiments at the EIC will help scientists unlock the secrets of the strongest force in nature and explore how tiny particles called quarks and gluons build up the mass, spin, and other properties of all visible matter.

The comprehensive facility will include high and medium voltage power distribution, an estimated 120,000 square feet of new building construction to house state-of-the art accelerator systems components, and a large distributed cooling water system featuring high resistivity process water and several miles of distribution piping. Additionally, the new concrete linear accelerator tunnel will require careful earthwork stabilization to tie into the existing collider tunnel structure.

The design for the EIC includes building a new electron storage ring and electron accelerator components that will operate seamlessly with existing infrastructure currently providing beams for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven Lab. RHIC, a DOE Office of Science user facility, has been serving nuclear physicists since it began operations in 2000.

Construction of the EIC is expected to begin in 2024, with the facility beginning operations early in the next decade.

Event ID: B000003823

    • 10:00 10:30
      Plenary Session
      Convener: Sheri Alexander (BNL)
      • 10:00
        Opening/Welcome 5m
        Speakers: Doon Gibbs (BNL) , Bob McKeown (TJNAF)
      • 10:05
        EIC Mission and Objective 5m
        Speaker: Jim Yeck (BNL)
      • 10:10
        EIC Project Management Overview Perspective 5m
        Speaker: Diane Hatton (BNL)
      • 10:15
        Event Logistics 5m
        Speaker: Sheri Alexander (BNL)
      • 10:20
        Welcome and Procurement Opportunities 5m
        Speaker: Mary Roger (BNL)
      • 10:25
        Remarks from PPM Manager 5m
        Speaker: Kevin Fox (BNL)
    • 10:30 12:15
      Accelerator Breakout
      Convener: Ferdinand Willeke (BNL)
      • 10:30
        Overall Scope/Schedule 15m
        Speaker: Ferdinand Willeke (BNL)
      • 10:45
        Magnets and Solenoid 20m
        Speaker: George Mahler (BNL)
      • 11:05
        Power Supplies 10m
        Speaker: Donald Bruno (BNL)
      • 11:15
        Break 10m
      • 11:25
        Vacuum Equipment 10m
        Speaker: Charles Hetzel (BNL)
      • 11:35
        Superconducting Cryomodules 10m
        Speaker: Joseph Preble (TJNAF)
      • 11:45
        RF Power 10m
        Speaker: Kevin Smith (BNL)
      • 11:55
        Cryogenic Equipment 10m
        Speaker: Tim Michalski (TJNAF)
      • 12:05
        Q&A 10m
        Speaker: All
    • 10:30 12:15
      Infrastructure Breakout
      Convener: Charles Folz (BNL)
      • 10:30
        Infrastructure Overview 15m
        Speaker: Charles Folz (BNL)
      • 10:45
        Construction 20m
        Speaker: Dirul Nassar (BNL)
      • 11:05
        Electrical Power Systems 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Nehring (BNL)
      • 11:25
        Mechanical Cooling Systems 20m
        Speaker: Ram Srinivasan (BNL)
      • 11:45
        NYS Requirements MWBE Enterprise 15m
        Speaker: Ivar Strand (BNL)
      • 12:00
        Q&A 15m
    • 11:20 12:15
      Detector Breakout
      Convener: Elke Aschenauer (BNL)
      • 11:20
        Lead and Other Heavy Metals 10m
        Speakers: Elke Aschenauer (BNL) , Roland Wimmer (BNL)
      • 11:30
        All Other Special Detector Pieces, GEMs, Scintillator 10m
        Speaker: Rolf Ent (TJNAF)
      • 11:40
        Photon Sensors SiPMs, LAPPDs, MAPPTs 10m
        Speaker: Beni Zihlmann (TJNAF)
      • 11:50
        Electronics 10m
        Speaker: Ferdinando Barbosa (TJNAF)
      • 12:00
        Q&A 15m
        Speaker: All
    • 12:15 12:30
      Closing Remarks
      Convener: Sheri Alexander (BNL)