The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is a particle accelerator facility planned for construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in partnership with the Jefferson Lab (JLab) to address the following key science questions:
- How do the nucleonic properties such as mass and spin emerge from partons and their underlying interactions?
- How are partons inside the nucleon distributed in both momentum and position space?
- How do color-charged quarks and gluons, and jets, interact with a nuclear medium? How do the confined hadronic states emerge from these quarks and gluons? How do the quark-gluon interactions create nuclear binding?
EIC White Paper (pdf)
Conceptual Design Report (pdf-Public version)