The Electron Ion Collider User Group Meeting 2017, which will take place in Trieste (Italy), on July 18- 22, 2017, is organized by the Trieste Division of INFN and the University of Trieste. It will be preceded on Tuesday July 18th by a Workshop on Accelerators dedicated to the discussion of the challenges for such a collider with European experts.
The Electron Ion Collider is a proposed facility to study hadron physics at high energy recommended by the 2015 Long Range Plane for Nuclear Science by the NSAC. The EIC User Group (EICUG) promotes the realization of the EIC and its science and, presently it is formed by almost 700 scientists. The motivations to hold the meeting in Europe, and in particular in Italy, are several: first of all, on top of the usual scientific progress represented by all the EICUG meetings, it will offer an opportunity to the whole European nuclear physics community to learn more about EIC, it will allow the interested European physicists to be together in the right context to start forming a coherent community, possibly including numerous young scientists, and, last but not least, it will possibly contribute to the formation of a committed community within INFN itself.
The meeting will discuss the future plans for the Electron Ion Collider, review the advancements in the strengthening the physics case, and discussing the technical plans for the collider and detectors.
The Meeting will take place at the Aula Magna of the Section of Studies in Modern Languages for Interpreting and Translation, strategically situated in the heart of Trieste, a few steps from the main hotels of the town, the Central Railway Station and the connections to the air terminal. More than 100 physicists from all over the world are expected.