Physics programme for the first stage of the NICA SPD experiment


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

  • Aida Galoyan
  • Aleksey Tishevskiy
  • Alexander Kovalenko
  • Alexandru Parvan
  • Alexei Larionov
  • Alexey Guskov
  • Alexey Livanov
  • Alexey Stavinskiy
  • Alexey Zhemchugov
  • Anatoly Kulikov
  • Anatoly L'vov
  • Andrew Zelenov
  • Anna Skachkova
  • Anton Uvarov
  • Arina Ponomareva
  • Azamat Temerbayev
  • Boris Kostenko
  • Chitta Ranjan Das
  • Danil Chemezov
  • Dimitrije Maletic
  • Dorota Kotlorz
  • Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson
  • Elena Bratkovskaya
  • Elena Kokoulina
  • Fabienne Kunne
  • Imrich Zborovsky
  • Ivan Moshkovskiy
  • Izabela Ciepał
  • Johann Haidenbauer
  • Jovan Milosevic
  • Leonid Afanasyev
  • Mark Strikman
  • Michael Finger
  • Mikhail Barabanov
  • Mikhail Kozhin
  • Mikhail Tokarev
  • Mikhail Zhabitsky
  • Miroslav Finger
  • Mridupawan Deka
  • Nadezhda Ladygina
  • Nikolai Nikolaev
  • Noura Elsayed
  • Oleg Teryaev
  • Qiang Zhao
  • Reham El-Kholy
  • Sergey Gevorgyan
  • Sergey Goloskokov
  • Sherouk Elsherbiny
  • Silvia Pisano
  • STEPAN Shimanskiy
  • Temur Enik
  • Valentin Ustinov
  • Valeriy Polyanskiy
  • Valery Chmill
  • Valery Lyubovitskij
  • Victor Abramov
  • Victor FIMUSHKIN
  • Victor Kim
  • Vladimir Baskov
  • Vladimir Kurbatov
  • Vladimir Ladygin
  • Vladimir Uzhinsky
  • Vsevolod Popov
  • Yuriy Uzikov
  • Yury Plis
  • Ольга Кутинова
  • Monday, October 5
    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      The SPD project at JINR 20m
      Speaker: Dr Alexey Guskov (JINR)
    • 10:20 AM 10:40 AM
      Overview of the SPD NICA. Beam parameters, operation scenarios 20m
      Speaker: Prof. Alexander Kovalenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
    • 10:40 AM 11:20 AM
      Contribution to the SPD -NICA project: vector light and charmed meson production 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Egle Tomasi-Gustafsson (CEA Saclay)
    • 11:20 AM 11:50 AM
      Single-spin physics in the SPD NICA project 30m
      Speaker: Dr Victor Abramov (NRC "Kurchatov Institute" - IHEP, Protvino 142281, Moscow region, Russia)
    • 11:50 AM 12:00 PM
      Coffee break 10m
    • 12:00 PM 12:40 PM
      Dilepton production within GiBUU microscopic transport model 40m
      Speaker: Dr Alexei Larionov (National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" 123182 Moscow, Russia)
    • 12:40 PM 1:20 PM
      High p_T physics at sqrt(s_NN) < 10 GeV: Fundamental problems and its solutions 40m
      Speaker: Dr Stepan Shimanskiy (JINR)
    • 1:20 PM 3:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 40m
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Exploration of 2-particle p_t correlations in hadronic reactions 30m
      Speaker: Dr Vladimir Uzhinsky (LIT, JINR)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Small-angle pp-scattering at SPD 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Anatoly L'vov (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)
    • 4:00 PM 4:10 PM
      Cofee break (16.00-16.10) 10m
    • 4:10 PM 4:40 PM
      On measuring antiproton-production cross sections at NICA SPD for Dark Matter search 30m
      Speaker: Dr Reham El-Kholy (Astronomy Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt)
    • 4:40 PM 5:20 PM
      Multi-parton interaction and production of exotic hadron resonances 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Victor Kim (PNPI NRC KI, Gatchina & SPbPU, St. Petersburg)
    • 5:20 PM 6:20 PM
      Revealing the nucleon and nucleus short-range structure in large t (semi) exclusive processes 1h
      Speaker: Prof. Mark Strikman (Penn State University)
  • Tuesday, October 6
    • 9:00 AM 9:40 AM
      Production of the neutral hyper-nucleus 4nNN_\Lambda\Lambda at SPD NICA 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Qiang Zhao (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • 10:40 AM 11:10 AM
      Hypernuclei and charmed nuclei 30m
      Speaker: Dr Johann Haidenbauer (Forschungszentrum Juelich)
    • 11:10 AM 11:20 AM
      Cofee break 10m
    • 11:20 AM 12:00 PM
      Collisions of light nuclei. Hot baryon matter. 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Elena Bratkovskaya (GSI &amp; Uni. Frankfurt)
    • 12:00 PM 12:40 PM
      Collisons of light nuclei. Cold densed baryon matter at NICA 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Alexey Stavinskiy (NRC "Kurchatov Institut" -ITEP/JINR)
    • 12:40 PM 1:20 PM
      Hadrons and dileptons production in pp and pn reactions in a few AGeV region with HADES 40m
      Speaker: Dr Izabela Ciepal (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)
    • 1:20 PM 3:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 40m
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Test of discrete symmetries at NICA 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Nikolai Nikolaev (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    • 3:30 PM 4:10 PM
      Analyzing power in dp elastic scattering at large transverse momenta 40m
      Speaker: Dr Vladimir LADYGIN (VBLHEP, JINR)
    • 4:10 PM 4:40 PM
      Spin effects in pp- and pd- elastic and quasielastic scattering at SPD NICA energies 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Yury Uzikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Researches)
    • 4:40 PM 4:50 PM
      Coffee break 10m
    • 4:50 PM 5:30 PM
      Self-similarity of the proton spin 40m
      Speaker: Prof. Mikhail Tokarev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
    • 5:30 PM 5:50 PM
      New theoretical and experimental indications on the existence of light dibaryons 20m
      Speaker: Dr Boris Kostenko (JINR)
    • 5:50 PM 6:00 PM
      Closing 10m