Jefferson Lab EIC Physics Group Leader

Jefferson Lab EIC Physics Group Leader

Dear Colleague,

For several years, Jefferson Lab efforts in developing the physics case for an Electron Ion Collider and the detector concepts have been led by Rolf Ent. With the recent endorsement of an Electron-Ion Collider by the NSAC's Long-Range Planning efforts, the EIC effort will enter a new phase as we move towards its realization. With a view to this phase we have sought a physicist who could be dedicated to this leadership. After an extensive search we are pleased to announce that Rik Yoshida will join us.  

Rik is currently Deputy Division Leader of the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Lab. He has extensive collider physics experience. In particular, for many years Rik was a member and eventually spokesman of the Zeus Experiment at HERA. More recently he has helped to lead ANL efforts on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. He has also served on several committees guiding these endeavors. Rik Yoshida is excellently suited  to lead the Jefferson Lab EIC physics and detector efforts; we are delighted that he will start on March 1, 2016.

Please join us in welcoming Rik.