Nuclear physics is broad and diverse field of study spanning many frontiers from the complex structures of the nucleons (protons and neutrons) and their constituents of quarks and gluons to the emergence of collectivity in nuclei. The tools and techniques used to study nuclei vary across an equally expansive horizon from small accelerators to the 12 GeV JLAB upgrade and eventually to the construction of the Electron Ion Collider.

Small accelerators allow the study of the strong force from the binding limits of nucleons, the evolution of nuclear shapes, and their role in the cosmos. The 12 GeV JLAB upgrade provides a globally unique possibility to access the detailed dynamics of strongly interacting matter, allowing studies of transverse partonic structure of the nucleons and nuclei, the hadronization process, correlations of partons and hadrons in the nuclear medium, and the spectroscopy of exotic states amongst others with unprecedented precision.

These relevant observables are crucial for studies exploiting the upgraded JLab and considered as key for future EIC. They address various different aspects of non-perturbative dynamics of strong interactions. The complexity of strong interactions and the relations between different participants is not well understood. The partonic observables, short range correlations, and the modifications of the nuclear medium as a result of the strong force are not well established.

We propose this workshop as an important opportunity to efficiently address the possible connections of different energy regimes of the nucleus and therefore the role of partonic correlations in hadronic observables, such as short range correlations in the deep inelastic scattering from nuclear targets, dependence of the medium modifications on short range nuclear structure effects, to the forces at play in multi-nucleon correlations with respect to the emergent collective behavior and shape effects. In addition to above, workshop will also touch on some aspects of beyond Standard Model physics.

Improved experimental techniques for nuclear physics, and availability of a high precision and high luminosity detectors, allows to search for dark matter and dark force carriers in these nuclear physics facilities. The workshop will discuss progress in the theory and experimental searches of MeV - GeV scale dark matter.