# Physics programme for the first stage of the NICA SPD experiment

5-6 October 2020
Europe/Moscow timezone

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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$^{-1}$. The SPD experimental setup is being designed as a universal 4$\pi$ detector with advanced tracking and particle identification capabilities (TOF system, electromagnetic calorimeter, muon (range) system).

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 such as: charmonia, open charm and prompt photon production processes, requires high energy, polarization and luminosity that will be achieved only some time after the beginning of the collider operation.

At the workshop we plan to discuss possible polarized and unpolarized physics programme for the first stage of NICA operation with reduced luminosity and collision energy of proton and ion beams.

The workshop will take place by ZOOM only

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