Prof. Abhay Deshpande from Stoneybrooke University, NY is speaking at the UHM Physics Department Colloquium on Thursday 9 September 2021 @ 3:30PM HST. He'll be talking about the US electron ion collider (EIC) being built at Brookhaven National Laboratory to understand the role of gluons in QCD employing high-energy electron-proton/nucleus collisions. He will describe the science case for the EIC and present its status including a planned timeline for achieving the first collisions.

"We know for many decade that Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the right theory of strong interactions, and yet many profound questions in it remain unanswered. For example, how do the quark-gluon interactions result in the observed emergent properties of the hadrons, the nuclei such as their mass and spin? Is there a novel gluon-dominated state of matter universally present — as predicted in QCD — in all hadrons and nuclei when observed with a high energy probe? At the heart of these and such questions is the gluon and its interactions inside the hadrons. Without gluons there would be no protons, no nuclei and hence no visible universe. The US electron ion collider (EIC) being built at Brookhaven National Laboratory to understand the role of gluons in QCD employing high-energy electron-proton/nucleus collisions. We envision polarized electron and light ion beams, a wide variation in nuclear size, as well a wide range in Center-of-Mass energy in collisions in these studies which are all essential for addressing the above profound questions. I will describe the science case for the EIC and present its status including a planned timeline for achieving the first collisions. "

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