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
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
LOW EMITTANCE MACHINES AND LIGHT SOURCES
Types of light sources
Optics and lattices for light sources
Linacs Advanced acceleration concepts
High brillance beam diagnostics
Timing and synchronisation