Newport News, Virginia
The First Backward-Angle (u-channel) Physics Workshop will be held virtually, on September 21-23, with the support of Jefferson Lab and JSA.
The objectives of the workshop are as follows:
* Offer a platform to connect scattered experiment and theory efforts together, thus, potentially forming small backward-angle physics working groups.
* Generate discussions on the implications the backward-angle physics and probe the physics case for a systematic backward-angle physics research
* Inspire future backward-angle physics data mining or dedicated studies, including the JLab 12 GeV program, and PANDA/FAIR.
* Discuss the feasibility of including backward-angle physics in the EIC scientific program.
The program will be continuously updated at the workshop Indico website: https://www.jlab.org/indico/event/375/
The workshop will be held online, starting at 8:00 and ending at 13:30 Eastern, all three days. Monday and Tuesday are devoted to electroproduction backward angle reactions, ending with a 1 hour moderated group discussion. Wednesday is devoted to photoproduction backward angle reactions, also ending with a moderated group discussion. Our goal is for the workshop and these discussions to lead to a white paper on u-channel physics.
Please mark your calendars, and do not hesitate to contact any of us if you are interested in contributing a talk or participating in the discussions.
We hope to see you there!