Saturation and Diffraction at the LHC and the EIC

29 June 2021 — 01 July 2021

The general scientific goal of this workshop is related to QCD at high gluon densities and diffraction at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) to be built in the US either at JLab or at BNL.

The goals of the workshop are twofolds. We intend to define the best observables sensitive to BFKL resummation effects at low x and the way to see saturation at the LHC and the EIC. Many LHC data have been accumulated in the different experiments, and it is also worth to explore the difference between the general ATLAS and CMS experiments and the specificities of Alice and LHCb allowing to run at lower pile up or with a lower cut on track momentum. The complementarity between the different experiments is an important tool to be discussed in order to reach the best possible sensitivity to saturation effects. Related to this topic is the important aspect of building the best detector possible at the EIC to be sensitive to these effects (by measuring hadrons in the very forward region as an example) since it is now time to define the detectors for the EIC.

The second topic deals with diffraction at the LHC and the EIC and a better understanding of the Pomeron models and structures. Following the experience at HERA and the Tevatron, it is useful to define the best possible measurements to be performed at the lHC and then the EIC to get a better insight into diffraction. Measurement different productions of jets, photons, vector mesons and disentangling these measurements from survival probability effects is crucial.



  • Christophe Royon (University of Kansas)
  • Agustin Sabio Vera (University Autonomy de Madrid)
  • Soeren Schlichting (University of Bielefeld)
  • Abhay Deshpande (Stony Brook University)
  • Gregory Soyez (IPhT Saclay)
  • Martin Hentschintski (Universidad de las Americas Puebla)


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