Physics Opportunities at an Electron-Ion Collider 2023

May 2-6, 2023

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Principia Institute


POETIC 10, the tenth international conference on the ‘Physics Opportunities at an Electron-Ion Collider’, follows POETIC 9 which took place at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2019. This meeting was to take place in 2020 but has been postponed due to the pandemic since then.

The primary goal of the conference is to continue the advancement of the field of the future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) physics which was granted Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will be built at Brookhaven National Lab in New York. This collider will be a first-of-its-kind research machine and will push the limits of our knowledge of accelerator science, particle detector design, high-performance computing and more.

The main challenges the EIC will address are: the precision 3D imaging of the internal structure of protons and nuclei; solving the mystery of how the quarks and gluons inside the proton combine their spins to generate the proton’s overall spin; the origin of the nucleon’s mass; the search for a color glass condensate, which may be produced for the first time by an EIC, providing deeper insight into gluons and their interactions; in-medium modifications of the nucleon structure functions; and casting fresh light on the mystery of why quarks or gluons can never be observed in isolation and are confined within protons and nuclei.

The topics which will be highlighted at the POETIC 10 conference are:

  • Structure of hadrons: (nuclear) parton distribution functions (PDFs), transverse momentum dependent (TMDs) and generalized parton distributions (GPDs), Distribution Amplitudes (DAs), Double Distributions (DDs).
  • Quantum Chromodynamics at high parton densities and small-x: saturation, evolution, Color Glass Condensate. Fragmentation functions and Jet properties.
  • Complementarity and connections of EIC physics with p+p, p+A and A+A collisions: high-pt processes, diffraction, multi-parton interactions, quark-gluon plasma and colored probes in hot nuclear matter
  • Physics beyond the Standard Model and connections to other areas in physics
  • Future DIS facilities: accelerator and detector developments

There is no registration fee.


Click HERE for online application

Registration deadline: March 5, 2023

Local organizers:

  • Arlene Cristina Aguilar (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Bruno El-Bennich (UNICID, Brazil)
  • Gastão Krein (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • João Pacheco de Melo (UNICID, Brazil)
  • Fernando Navarra (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Kazuo Tsushima (UNICID, Brazil)

International advisory committee:

  • Nestor Armesto (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Elke Aschenauer (BNL, USA)
  • Daniel Boer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Ian Cloët (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Marco Contalbrigo (INFN Ferrara, Italy)
  • Abhay Deshpande (Stony Brook, USA)
  • Markus Diehl (DESY, Germany)
  • Rolf Ent (JLab, USA)
  • Cynthia Keppel (Hampton/JLab, USA)
  • Max Klein (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Andrzej Sandacz (Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Poland)
  • Marco Stratmann (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Tony Thomas (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Thomas Ullrich (BNL, USA)
  • Raju Venugopalan (BNL,USA)
  • Feng Yuan (LBNL, USA)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Elke Aschenbauer (Brookhaven National Lab, USA)
  • Adnan Bashir  (Universidade de Michoacán, Mexico)
  • Shohini Bhattacharya (Brookhaven National Lab, USA)
  • Ian Cloët (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Wim Cosyn (Florida International University, USA)
  • Aurore Courtoy (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Adam Freese (University of Washington, USA)
  • Victor Goncalves (Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil)
  • Jamal Jalilian-Marian (Baruch College, USA)
  • Cedric Lorcé  (École Polytechnique, France)
  • Petja Paakkinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Brian Page (Brookhaven National Lab, USA)
  • Felix Ringer (Old Dominion Univeristy & Jefferson Lab, USA)
  • Patrizia Rossi (Jefferson Lab, USA)
  • Farid Salazar (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Fernanda Steffens (Bonn University, Germany)
  • Anthony Thomas (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Yong Zhao (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)



Click HERE for online application

Registration deadline: March 5, 2023





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Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1 m (width) x 1,5 m (length). We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Principia Institute: The workshop will be held at Principia Institute of the Institute for Theoretical Physics Foundation, located at Rua Pamplona, 145,  50 meters away from the hotel Universe Flat.