Prof. Yuri Kovchegov elected into the Steering Committee of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) User Group
Congratulations to Prof. Yuri Kovchegov who has won election into the Steering Committee of the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) User Group. This is a User Group comprising of 249 institutions and 1240 individual members, so leading it is a considerable honor. Kovchegov will be one of only two theorists on the Steering Committee.
The EICUG consists of more than 1000 physicists from over 200 laboratories and universities from around the world who are working together to realize a powerful new facility in the United States with the aim of studying the particles, gluons, which bind all the observable matter in the world around us. This new facility, known as the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC), would collide intense beams of spin-polarized electrons with intense beams of both polarized nucleons and unpolarized nuclei from deuterium to uranium. Detector concepts are now being developed to detect the high-energy scattered particles as well as the low-energy debris as a means to definitively understand how the matter we are all made of is bound together.
Read more: http://eicug.org/web/
Read more about Prof. Kovchegov's research: https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/kovchegov-particle-accelerator