Electron-Ion Collider: The next QCD frontier

  title={Electron-Ion Collider: The next QCD frontier},
  author={Alberto Accardi and Javier L. Albacete and Mauro Anselmino and N{\'e}stor Armesto and Elke C. Aschenauer and Alessandro Bacchetta and Daniel Boer and W. K. Brooks and Thomas Burton and Ning-bo Chang and Wei-tian Deng and A. Deshpande and Markus Diehl and Adrian Dumitru and Rapha{\"e}l Dupr{\'e} and Rolf Ent and Salvatore Fazio and H. Gao and V. Guzey and Hayk Hakobyan and Yue Hao and Delia Hasch and Roy J. Holt and T. Horn and M. Huang and A. Hutton and C. Hyde and Jamal Jalilian-Marian and S. Klein and Boris Z. Kopeliovich and Yuri V. Kovchegov and Karan Kumar and Kre{\vs}imir Kumeri{\vc}ki and M. A. C. Lamont and Tuomas Lappi and J. H. Lee and Y. S. Lee and Eugene Levin and Fanglei Lin and Vladimir Litvinenko and Thomas W. Ludlam and Cyrille Marquet and Zein-Eddine Meziani and R. D. Mckeown and Andreas Metz and R. G. Milner and Vasiliy S. Morozov and Alfred H. Mueller and Bastian M{\"u}ller and Dominik M{\"u}ller and P. Nadel-Turonski and Hannu Paukkunen and Alexei Prokudin and Vadim Ptitsyn and Xin Qian and J. -W. Qiu and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf and Thomas Roser and Franck Sabati{\'e} and Rodolfo Sassot and G. Schnell and Peter Schweitzer and Ernst Sichtermann and Marco Stratmann and M Strikman and Matthew Sullivan and Shantam Taneja and Tobias Toll and D. Trbojevic and Thomas Ullrich and Raju Venugopalan and Steven E. Vigdor and Werner Vogelsang and Ch. Weiss and Bo-Wen Xiao and Feng Yuan and Y. -H. Zhang and L. Zheng},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A},
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