The NICA SPD experiment at JINR


The Spin Physics Detector (SPD) is a future multipurpose experiment foreseen to run at the NICA collider, which is currently under construction at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia). The main purpose of the experiment is the study of the nucleon spin structure in collisions of longitudinally and transversely polarized protons and deuterons at $\sqrt{s}$ up to 27 GeV and luminosity up to 10$^{32}$ cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$ ($pp$-collisions). The SPD is planned to operate as a universal facility for comprehensive study of the unpolarized and polarized gluon content of the nucleon at large Bjorken-$x$, using different complementary probes. Polarized quark distributions and fragmentation functions can be accessed via the production of high-$p_T$ hadrons. The results expected to be obtained by the SPD will play an important role in the general understanding of the nucleon content and will serve as a complementary input to the ongoing and planned studies at RHIC, and future measurements at the EIC (BNL) and fixed-target facilities at the LHC (CERN). Other polarized and unpolarized physics is possible especially at the first stage of NICA operation with reduced luminosity and collision energy of proton and ion beams.  Physics part of the SPD project will be discussed on the two subsequent workshops (gluon part and  first stage part).

The SPD experimental setup is being designed as a universal 4$\pi$ detector with advanced tracking and particle identification capabilities based on modern technologies. It will include such subsystems as a silicon vertex detector, a gaseous main tracker, a time-of-flight system, an electromagnetic calorimeter, a range system for muon identification and instruments for local polarimetry and luminosity control. To minimize possible systematic effects it will be equipped with a triggerless DAQ system. 

The general concept of the SPD project was approved by the JINR Program Advisory Committee for Particle Physics in Jan, 2019. At the moment the Conceptual and Technical Design Reports of the SPD project are under preparation. Physics running of the SPD experiment is expected after 2025. Establishing of the SPD international collaboration is going on. The collaboration will begin to work in 2021. The SPD physics and detector construction programs are open for exciting and challenging ideas from theorists, experimentalists, engineers and computing specialists worldwide.

The workshop will take place by ZOOM only

  • Aida Galoyan
  • Aleksey Tishevskiy
  • Alexander Verkheev
  • Alexandru Parvan
  • Alexey Guskov
  • Alexey Zhemchugov
  • Aliaksei Piskun
  • Anatoly Kulikov
  • Andres Lopez
  • Anna Skachkova
  • Arnoux Rossouw
  • Boris Sharkov
  • Bruce Mellado
  • Chitta Ranjan Das
  • Daniele Panzieri
  • Dimitrije Maletic
  • Dmitry Kamainn
  • Dorota Kotlorz
  • Dragan Sataric
  • Ekaterina Christova
  • Faïçal azaiez
  • Gennady ALEXEEV
  • Georgy Golovanov
  • Gina El-Feky
  • JINR Info Center Vladikavkaz
  • Jovan Milosevic
  • João Paulo Picchetti
  • Kristina Moisenz
  • Leonid Afanasyev
  • Marcin Ziembicki
  • Marco Pallavicini
  • Marian Janek
  • Marina Tumanova
  • Maxim Alexeev
  • Michael Finger
  • Michalina Milewicz-Zalewska
  • Mikhail Barabanov
  • Mikhail Kozhin
  • Mikhail Zhabitsky
  • Miloslav Slunecka
  • Miroslav Finger
  • Nikolay Zhuravlev
  • Oleg Denisov
  • Oleg Teryaev
  • Petar Belicev
  • Pete Jones
  • Richard Lednicky
  • Roberto Pellegrini
  • Roumen Tsenov
  • Saikat Biswas
  • Saša Lazović
  • Sergey Kovalenko
  • Sergey Kuleshov
  • Sharapiya Kakimova
  • Silvia Pisano
  • STEPAN Shimanskiy
  • Temur Enik
  • Trambak Bhattacharyya
  • Valeri Pozdniakov
  • Valeriy Tokmenin
  • Valery Chmill
  • Victor Duginov
  • Victor Roy
  • Vladimir Ladygin
  • Wael Badawy
  • Yann Bedfer
  • Yuri Davydov