Electron-Ion Collider Partner Project

The Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) is a particle accelerator facility planned for construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in partnership with the Jefferson Lab (JLab) to address the following key science questions:

  • How do the nucleonic properties such as mass and spin emerge from partons and their underlying interactions?
  • How are partons inside the nucleon distributed in both momentum and position space?
  • How do color-charged quarks and gluons, and jets, interact with a nuclear medium? How do the confined hadronic states emerge from these quarks and gluons? How do the quark-gluon interactions create nuclear binding?



EIC White Paper (pdf)

NSAC Long Range Plan

NAS Report

EICUG Yellow Report

Conceptual Design Report (pdf-Public version)



EIC Center at Jefferson Lab

Electron-Ion Collider User Group

EIC at Brookhaven Lab 

Jefferson Lab Careers