Advanced course

The Advanced Accelerator Physics course is a follow-up of the Introductory level course and is composed of core lectures on accelerator physics in the mornings and a practical course (14-16 hours of hands-on tuition) in the afternoons. The participants will select one afternoon course from the three proposed.  For the afternoon courses, the basic idea is that the participants select a topic for which they have no or very little preliminary knowledge. This should allow the participants to discover and get training in a new field of accelerator physics.  A series of seminars and tutorials will complete the programme.

The programmes for Introductory and Advanced level courses are elaborated at a dedicated programme committee, held every two years, and which is strongly guided by the CAS Syllabus. This syllabus was reviewed in 2015, a revised edition was released in 2016 and will evolve in the coming years.

A successful participation at this course  requires some basic knowledge of accelerator physics or experience acquired through professional work.  As this course introduces advanced and contemporary concepts, knowledge of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, as well as mathematics for physics or engineering at the university entrance level is expected.

 

Course programme overview

RECAPITULATION TRANSVERE AND LONGITUDINAL BEAM DYNAMICS

 

PREPARATION FOR COURSES

Introduction to Beam Instrumentation Introduction to RF measurement

Introduction to Optics Design

 

NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS

Nonlinear dynamics - phenomenology

Nonlinear dynamics - mathematical Tools and methods

 

INSTABILITIES AND COLLECTIVE EFFECTS

Impedance and wakefields

Instabilities in linear and circular accelerators

Space charge Landau damping and feedback systems

Beam-beam effects

 

LOW EMITTANCE MACHINES AND LIGHT SOURCES

Types of light sources

Optics and lattices for light sources

Insertion devices

 

SUPPLEMENTARY TOPICS

Energy recovery

Linacs Advanced acceleration concepts

High brillance beam diagnostics

Timing and synchronisation

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