CAS School in Germany

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS), the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH (GSI) and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) jointly organised a course on General Accelerator Physics, at intermediate level, at TU Darmstadt from 27 September to 9 October 2009.


Participants in the CERN Accelerator School in Darmstadt, Germany.

The Intermediate-level course followed established practice, with lectures on core topics in the mornings and specialised courses in the afternoons. The latter provided "hands-on" education and experience in the three selected topics: "RF Measurement Techniques", "Beam Instrumentation and Diagnostics" and "Optics Design and Correction". These proved to be highly successful, with participants choosing one course and following the topic throughout the school. Guided studies, tutorials, seminars and a poster session completed the programme. A visit to GSI and the FAIR Project was highly appreciated, as was an optional visit to the Superconducting Linac DALINAC in Darmstadt. The school also included an excursion by boat on the river Rhine from Mainz to Bacharach.

The school was highly successful, attracting 67 participants representing 21 nationalities. Feedback from the participants was extremely positive, praising the expertise and enthusiasm of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and excellent quality of their lectures.

The next CAS General Accelerator Physics course will be an Introductory Course and will take place in Varna, Bulgaria from 19 September to 1 October, 2010. Information will shortly be available on the CAS web site.


by CERN Accelerator School