The EIC Comprehensive Chromodynamics Experiment (ECCE) consortium is comprised of 77 institutions assembled around the idea of developing an EIC detector envisioned to offer full energy coverage and an optimized far forward detection region. The consortium includes institutions with wide-ranging world-class detector expertise, strong involvement with EIC physics, and an understanding of the DOE approach to project management. Our foundational principles are outlined in this talk from the first ECCE workshop.
ECCE shares the vision of the Nuclear Physics community that the EIC science mission is best served by two complementary detectors. In pursuit of that goal, ECCE is investigating a detector based on a 1.5T solenoid in both EIC interaction regions, ready for the beginning of EIC accelerator operation.
The ECCE consortium will thus respond to the EIC call for detector proposals with a plan to address the full range of EIC physics outlined in the NAS study and the Yellow Report, as the EIC project detector. To achieve complementarity we will investigate both IRs with the existing BABAR 1.5T solenoid and will show how ECCE will perform at either RHIC IP6 with its 25 mrad crossing angle or at IP8 with its ~35 mrad crossing angle.
We invite all interested institutions to join our effort!