Electroweak and BSM physics at the EIC



Ciprian Gal (Stony Brook University), Michael Gerike (University of Manitoba), Wouter Deconinck (University of Manitoba), Yulia Furletova (Jefferson Lab)

As part of the third physics pillar (“Physics at the Luminosity Frontier”) of the original Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) white paper, Electroweak Physics gives us the possibility to study topics that have a much broader appeal in the Physics community.

Nearly a decade ago at a workshop at William & Mary, the opportunities for studying electroweak physics at the EIC were explored. At that time the parameters of the collider were still in flux and the detector design still in early stages. Since then the focus of the EIC community has largely been on QCD and nuclear processes. Now is an opportune time to re-evaluate the prospects for studying electroweak processes at the EIC. The goal of the
proposed adhoc meeting would be to reinvigorate the efforts of the electroweak community in the detector development for the electron-ion collider and to re-engage with the broader EIC community so that we can take full advantage of the recent developments (in particular in simulations working group).

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we will hold the workshop online using Zoom (password via email to registered participants).

This event is part of the CFNS workshop/ad-hoc meeting series. See the CFNS conferences page for other events.

  • Abhay Deshpande
  • Albert Shahinyan
  • Arshak Asaturyan
  • Ayman Al-bataineh
  • Ayres Freitas
  • Cameron Clarke
  • Chandan Ghosh
  • Christian Weber
  • Christoph Montag
  • Christopher Lee
  • Ciprian Gal
  • Daniel Wiegand
  • Dave Gaskell
  • Devi Adhikari
  • Dipangkar Dutta
  • Douglas Higinbotham
  • Dustin McNulty
  • Elie Korkmaz
  • Elisabetta Gallo
  • emanuele mereghetti
  • Ernst Sichtermann
  • Gerald Miller
  • Giuseppe Verde
  • Haiyan Gao
  • Hamlet Mkrtchyan
  • Hanjie Liu
  • Harleen Dahiya
  • Hrachya Marukyan
  • Hugh Montgomery
  • Jinlong Zhang
  • Juliette Mammei
  • KC Kong
  • Krishna Kumar
  • Kyle Shiells
  • Marc-André Pleier
  • Mark Pitt
  • Martin Hentschinski
  • Melina Gomez Bock
  • Michael Gericke
  • Ming Liu
  • Mrignka Mouli Mondal
  • Muhammad Junaid
  • Oliver Baker
  • Paul King
  • Paul Souder
  • Pete Markowitz
  • Peter Blunden
  • Phiala Shanahan
  • Raju Venugopalan
  • Renee Fatemi
  • Richard Trotta
  • Robert Ciesielski
  • Rory Miskimen
  • Rosario Turrisi
  • Ross Corliss
  • Ryan Richards
  • Sakib Rahman
  • Sakshi Kakkar
  • scott snyder
  • Sonny Mantry
  • Stefan Schmitt
  • Suneel Dutt
  • Svetlana Barkanova
  • Swadhin Taneja
  • Swagato Mukherjee
  • Timothy Hobbs
  • Vardan Tadevosyan
  • Victoria Owen
  • Vincenzo Cirigliano
  • Vitaly Okorokov
  • Wally Melnitchouk
  • weibin zhang
  • william marciano
  • William Snow
  • Wlodek Guryn
  • Wouter Deconinck
  • Yen-Jie Lee
  • Yi Yang
  • Yulia Furletova
  • Yuxiang Zhao
  • Zhenyu Ye
  • Wednesday, 6 May
    • 08:40 09:00
      Welcome 20m
      Speaker: Abhay Deshpande (Stony Brook University)
    • 09:00 09:30
      Broad overview of EIC 30m
      Speaker: Douglas Higinbotham (Jefferson Lab)
    • 09:30 10:00
      EIC accelerator overview 30m
      Speakers: Christoph Montag (BNL), Christoph Montag (BNL)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Polarimetry Overview 30m
      Speaker: Dave Gaskell
    • 10:30 11:00
      Streching break 30m
    • 11:00 11:30
      HERA/Collider(ep) physics for fixed target people 30m
      Speaker: Stefan Schmitt (DESY)
    • 11:30 12:00
      Experience of EW and BSM physics at HERA and lessons for the EIC 30m
      Speaker: Elisabetta Gallo (DESY and University of Hamburg)
    • 12:00 12:30
      Impact of EIC on LHC 30m
      Speaker: Timothy Hobbs (Southern Methodist University and EIC Center@JLab)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 14:00
      BSM and EW with positrons at EIC 30m
      Speaker: Wally Melnitchouk (Jefferson Lab)
    • 14:00 14:30
      Theory of lepton flavor violation 30m
      Speaker: Sonny Mantry (University of North Georgia)
    • 14:30 15:00
      Charged lepton flavor and number violation 30m
      Speaker: Jinlong Zhang (Stony Brook University)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Streching break 30m
    • 15:30 16:00
      C1q and C2q with SoLID 30m

      The SoLID Spectrometer has been designed at JLab in order to provide a high luminosity and high-acceptance device for studies of parity-violation in deep inelastic scattering (PVDIS) as well at ft the QCD structure of
      the proton in the valance quark region. The program is complementary to that of the EIC, whichfocusses more on the lower Bjorken $x$ region. The PVDIS studies will measure the vector-electron and axial quark current, described by the coupling constants $C_2{u}$ and $C_{2d}$. Since these are small
      in the Standard Model, a precision measurement provides a good test of BMS physics. Deep inelastic scattering is the only reaction for which the radiative corrections cam be precisely determined.In addition, the method provides a unique way to measure hadron physics at large Bjorken $x$. Charge symmetry violation can be isolated with a deuterium target and an isovector EMC effect can be studies in a neutron-rich nucleus such as $^{48}$Ca. In addition, quark-quark correlations can be isolated in hight-twist effects. With a proton target, the $d/u$ PDF ratio can be measured directly without making corrections for nuclear targets.

      Speaker: Prof. Paul Souder (Syracuse University)
    • 16:00 16:30
      Parity violating DIS (g1,g5) 30m
      Speaker: Yuxiang Zhao (Stony Brook University)
    • 16:30 17:00
      Electroweak Axial Structure Functions and CKM Unitarity 30m
      Speaker: Kyle Shiells (University of Manitoba)
    • 09:00 09:30
      Charge symmetry violation implications on extractions 30m
      Speaker: Phiala Shanahan (MIT)
    • 09:30 10:00
      Deuterium run impact on CSV 30m
      Speaker: Dipangkar Dutta (Mississippi State University)
    • 10:00 10:30
      Precision weak mixing angle measurements 30m
      Speaker: Ayres Freitas (University of Pittsburgh)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Streching break 30m
    • 11:00 11:30
      Lorentz and CPT violation in partons 30m
      Speaker: Enrico Lunghi (Indiana University)
    • 11:30 12:00
      Charge-current jet measurements 30m
      Speaker: Miguel Arratia (University of California, Riverside)
    • 12:00 12:30
      Dark photon searches at EIC 30m
      Speaker: Ross Corliss (SBU)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 14:00
      Time symmetry violation 30m
      Speaker: Michael Snow (Indiana University Bloomington)
    • 14:00 14:30
      Removing flat directions in SMEFT fits: how polarized electron-ion collider data can complement the LHC 30m

      We study the potential of future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) data to probe four-fermion operators in the Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT). The ability to perform measurements with both polarized electron and proton beams at the EIC provides a powerful tool that can disentangle the effects from different SMEFT operators. We compare the potential constraints from an EIC with those obtained from Drell-Yan data at the Large Hadron Collider. We show that EIC data plays an important complementary role since it probes combinations of Wilson coefficients not accessible through available Drell-Yan measurements.

      Speaker: Daniel Wiegand (Northwestern University/Argonne National Lab)
    • 14:30 16:00
      Open session 1h 30m