June 29, 2023 to July 3, 2023
Europe/Rome timezone


The first European Summer School on the Physics of the Electron-Ion Collider will be hosted by University of Calabria (Italy) June 18-22, 2023 at Corigliano-Rossano. The school is jointly organized by INFN, University of Calabria, University of Catania and University of Salerno and the Data Center ReCaS-Bari, and will explore topics common to both nuclear and particle physics.  

The Electron Ion Collider (EIC) is the world’s first polarized electron-nucleon (ep) and electron-nucleus (eA) collider planned for construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Electron-Ion Collider will be a discovery machine for unlocking the secrets of the "glue" that binds the building blocks of visible matter in the universe.

The key physics questions that the EIC will address are:

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?

How does a dense nuclear environment affect the dynamics of quarks and gluons, their correlations, and their interactions? What happens to the gluon density in nuclei? Does it saturate at high energy, giving rise to gluonic matter or a gluonic phase with universal properties in all nuclei and even in nucleons?

The school will feature lectures and tutorials on theoretical and experimental topics related to the physics of the EIC. The school is ideally suited for master students close to the graduation and PhD student in nuclear and particle physics. The school is also very well suited for postdocs moving to Electron-Ion Collider physics from other fields.

The course includes a final exam on the contents of the school. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each participant upon request.


The school will take place in person in the conference hall of the BV Airone Resort, a touristic village immersed in the green of lush gardens, few meters away from the Ionian sea, on the Eastern coast of Calabria in the province of Cosenza.

Registration desk will open on June 18 (Sunday) at 14:00.

Scientific sessions will start on June 18 (Sunday) 16:00 and will end on June 22 (Thursday) at 18:30.

Free wireless internet connection will be available in all areas of the hotel.


The School is organized and sponsored by

There is an open survey.