3D Nucleon Tomography Workshop

3D Nucleon Tomography Workshop
Modeling and Extracting Methodology
March 15-17, 2017
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Newport News, VA

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The discovery of Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) and more recently Transverse-Momentum-Dpendent Distributions (TMDs) has opened the window on a three-dimensional imaging of the nucleon, going far beyond the one dimensional, longitudinal  structure probed in Deep-Inelastic Scattering, and the transverse structure encoded in the different form factors.  The three-dimensional imaging of the valence quarks is a cornerstone of the current worldwide experimental programs, and a future proposed EIC will extend this imaging to sea quarks and gluons.  This experimental effort is complemented by theoretical advances through lattice QCD calculations and through QCD-inspired pictures of the nucleon.  However, fully capitalizing on these experimental and theoretical efforts demands a structured connection between theory, experiment and phenomenology, and one capable of handling the increasing data and computational challenges that such a connection will entail.

The aim of the workshop is to detail the requirements for an analysis framework, to examine the theoretical and experimental components that need to be incorporated, and to study approaches to the computational challenges that these requirements will entail. The outcome of the workshop will be a white paper, and the establishment of collaborative effort aimed at tackling these challenges, and ensuring that the resultant framework can be applied across the emerging nuclear experimental and theoretical programs, including at a future EIC. The workshop  will address three specific topics.  Firstly, the analysis methodology and the data/analysis requirements at current and upcoming experiments, including BNL, CERN, GSI, JLab and a future EIC. Secondly, the theoretical and phenomenological requirements, and how those requirements can be integrated within an analysis framework.  Finally, the requirements for future experimental extraction and validation, in particular through the incorporation of Monte Carlo simulation components.

The workshop will begin on the Wednesday morning, and finish at lunchtime on the Friday. The first two days will comprise plenary talks outlining the issues described above, followed by collaborative effort in  working groups. Outcome of these will be presented Friday morning.

Participation in the workshop will be by invitation to members of the computational, experimental and theoretical communities, but those interested in participation are encouraged to contact members of the organizing committee at

Organizing Committee

Amber Boehnlein, Jefferson Lab
Latifa  Elouadrhiri, Jefferson Lab
David Richards, Jefferson Lab
Franck Sabatie, CEA Saclay
Peter Schweitzer, University of Connecticut