• 01/30/2023
    We had a productive workshop held at UCLA for our California EIC Consortium Meeting during January 27 - 28, 2023. The meeting was organized by the local team (Profs. Huan Huang and Zhongbo Kang, and the postdocs and students) at UCLA. See Youtube video below for a collection of pictures.



  • 07/19/2022
    We had a great two-day in-person meeting held at UC Davis for our California EIC Consortium Meeting during July 18 - 19, 2022. Thanks a lot to the local team (Profs. Daniel Cebra, Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez and their students) at UC Davis. See a lot of great pictures.







  • 12/02/2021
    Our consortium members Miguel Arratia and Ken Barish (UC Riverside), Aaron Angerami and Ron Soltz (LLNL), together with their collaborator Ben Nachman (LBNL) have been awarded a DOE grant to perform research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Nuclear Physics Accelerators and Detectors. Their project title is “AI-driven detector design for the EIC”. See DOE news announcement here.

  • 11/07/2021
    Today Exploring Your Universe, UCLA's biggest science fair, was held virtually via zoom. Our EIC consortium has actively participated in the event. Zhongbo delivered a science talk, “Fundamental Structure of Matter”. On the other hand, the folks from UCLA, LBNL/UCB, and UC Riverside host a virtual booth, “Nuclear and Particle Physics”, during which we showed cosmic ray detector, cloud chamber, and 3D simulations for Electron Ion Collider. We have faculty Zhongbo Kang, postdoc Farid Salazar, graduate students John Terry and Mychal Valle, and undergrad Mishary Alrashed from UCLA, postdoc Kyle Lee from LBNL/UCB and graduate student Sean Preins from UC Riverside contributed to the booth during 12 - 3 PM of the booth demonstrations. Please see some nice pictures here.

  • 09/29/2021
    Through the support of Center for Frontiers in Nuclear Science (CFNS) of Stony Brook University, we host “The 2nd Workshop on Jets for 3D Imaging at the EIC” during 09/27 - 29, 2021. This is the first hybrid CFNS workshop since the pandemic started in March 2020. We have in-person participants at Stony Brook, as well as remote participants via zoom. Together with other colleagues, consortium members Zhongbo Kang and Miguel Arratia organized the workshop.

  • 08/06/2021
    Today Zhongbo presented a public lecture: “Strong Force - The structure of matter: from Rutherford’s experiment to Electron-Ion Collider” at Adventures in Particle Physics Outreach Program organized by University of Stavanger (Norway), for The XIVth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference. See the YouTube video here and the conference indico page here.

  • 08/02/2021
    Together with Narbe Kalantarians (Virginia Union University), consortium member Miguel Arratia (UC Riverside) organized EIC User Group Summer 2021 Meeting, see information here.

  • 07/06/2021
    Today DOE granted Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) for the Electron-Ion Collider. Following DOE’s approval of “mission need” (known as CD-0) in December 2019, this announcement marks the completion of the project’s definition phase and its conceptual design. Approval of CD-1 provides the authorization to begin the project execution phase, starting with preliminary design. See announcement here.

  • 05/18/2021
    EIC experiment at IP6 at BNL has announced the collaboration name winner - ATHENA (A Totally Hermetic Electron-Nucleus Apparatus), a name proposed by Miguel Arratia of our consortium. Check the ATHENA collaboration website.

  • 05/14/2021
    Together with other colleagues, consortium member Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), postdoc Ding Yu Shao (UCLA) and Kyle Lee (UCB/LBNL), and graduate students Jared Reiten, John Terry, and Fanyi Zhao organized QCD Evolution 2021 Workshop, see information here. For the first time, we have highlighted all the talks on twitter.

  • 04/29/2021
    EIC experiment at IP6 at BNL has announced selection results for working group conveners. Our consortium is extremely well presented:
    • Jets/HF/EW-BSM Working Group: Ernst Sichtermann, Miguel Arratia
    • Exclusive/Tagging Working Group: Spencer Klein
    • Calorimetry Working Group: Oleg Tsai
    • Far Forward Working Group: John Arrington

  • 03/19/2021
    The first IR2@EIC Workshop: Science and Instrumentation of the 2nd IR for the EIC was held during March 17-19, 2021. Spencer Klein made a presention at the workshop, and Zhongbo Kang also contributed to a plenary talk. See details here.

  • 03/16/2021
    EIC Calorimetry Workshop: From Yellow Report towards Implementation was held during March 15-16, 2021. Miguel Arratia and Oleg Tsai made presentions at the workshop. See details here.

  • 03/13/2021
    Kick-off Meeting for an EIC Detector at IP6 (EIC@IP6) was held during March 12-13, 2021. Huan Huang, Ernst Sichtermann, and Barbara Jacak made presentions at the workshop. See details here.

  • 03/09/2021
    The EIC yellow report: “Science Requirements and Detector Concepts for the Electron-Ion Collider” appeared today. Several members of our consortium contributed to this effort. See arXiv:2103.05419 [physics.ins-det].

  • 02/16/2021
    Our Berkeley group has recently explored how the physis requirements of the EIC can be satisfied using an all-silicon tracking detector, by consideration of three representative probes: heavy flavor hadrons, jets, and exclusive vector mesons. See arXiv:2102.08337 [nucl-ex].

  • 12/01/2020
    Our California Consortium at the Electron-Ion Collider has received funding from UC Office of the President via UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives Program with $1.8M for the next four years. See information here.

  • 11/24/2020
    Our consortium member, Spencer Klein, was named a 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow. He was recognized for his “contributions in the interface of astrophysics, nuclear physics, and particle physics, including neutrino astrophysics and ultra-peripheral collisions of heavy ions”. See details here.

  • 11/23/2020
    Miguel Arratia (UC Riverside) and Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), together with other colleagues, organized “Jets for 3D imaging at the EIC” workshop during November 23 to 25. See details here.

  • 11/19/2020
    Ernst Sichtermann, John Arrington and Barbara Jacak organized the 4th EIC Yellow Report Workshop at LBNL during November 19 – 21. See details here.

  • 10/22/2020
    UC EIC Consortium held a two-day online collaboration meeting during October 20 to 21, 2020, and we discussed our recent progress. See details here.

  • 07/27/2020
    Miguel Arratia (UC Riverside) and Barbara Jacak (UC Berkeley & LBNL), together with other colleagues, organized a RIKEN BNL Virtual Workshop “Jet Observables at the Electron-Ion Collider” during July 27 – 29. See details here.

  • 07/16/2020
    Miguel Arratia (UC Riverside) presented an Express of Interest (EoI) on behalf of our California EIC Consortium at the recent EIC Users Group Meeting during July 15 – 17. See details here.

  • 06/05/2020
    Zhongbo Kang (UCLA) has received the Faculty CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. See details here.

  • 01/23/2020
    Barbara Jacak (UC Berkeley & LBNL) has been elected to serve as At-Large Member of the Steering Committee of the EIC Users Group, a two-year term from January 2020 to December 2021.

  • 01/09/2020
    U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory as the site for the Electron Ion Collider (EIC), a major step towards the ultimate realization of the EIC. See details here.

  • 01/01/2020
    In preparing the EIC Yellow Report in the community, Ken Barish (UC Riverside) will serve as a convener at the Detector Working Group. On the other hand, Ernst Sichtermann (LBNL) will serve as a convener in the “Jets and Heavy Quarks” group at the Physics Working Group.

  • 10/16/2019
    Barbara Jacak (UC Berkeley & LBNL) has been named a 2019 Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. See details here.

  • 09/16/2019
    The Ninth International Conference on the “Physics Opportunities at an ElecTron-Ion Collider” (POETIC 9) is held at Berkeley Lab. Ernst Sichtermann (LBNL) co-chaired the local organizing committee, while Ken Barish (UC Riverside), Zhongbo Kang (UCLA) and Jennifer Klay (Cal Poly SLO) were committee members. See details here.

  • 03/01/2019
    We held a remote UC EIC Consortium kickoff meeting during February 28 to March 1. See details here.

  • 01/01/2019
    Our UC EIC Consortium has received a pilot funding from UC Office of the President via UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives Program, to support our activities for the next two years. See information here.