We are pleased to announce that the First Backward-Angle (u-channel) Physics Workshop will be held September 21-22 at Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA. 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 program.
- 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 scientific program is expected to comprise roughly 15 talks, followed by a group discussion on the Tuesday afternoon. A social dinner is planned for the evening of Monday day, September 21.