Technical training: AXEL-2010 - Introduction to particle accelerators

CERN Technical Training 2010: Learning for the LHC!

AXEL-2010 is a course series on particle accelerators, given at CERN within the framework of the 2010 Technical Training Program. Known in the past as the PS Complex Operation Course (or the ‘PS Shutdown Course’), the general accelerator physics module is organized since 2003 as a joint venture between the BE department and Technical Training, and is open to a wider CERN community.

The AXEL-2010 course series is designed for technicians who are operating an accelerator, or whose work is closely linked to accelerators, but it is open to technicians, engineers, and physicists interested in this field. The course does not require any prior knowledge on accelerators. However, some basic knowledge on trigonometry, matrices and differential equations, and some basic notions of magnetism would be an advantage.

The course series will be composed of 10 one-hour lectures (mornings and afternoons) from the 1st – 5th of February 2010, and given in English with questions and answers also possible in French. The lecturer is Rende Steerenberg, engineer and supervisor in the BE-OP group. The program will cover: Basic Mathematics; Transverse Optics; Lattice calculations; Resonances; Longitudinal Motion; Leptons; Transfer Lines, Injection and Ejection; Longitudinal and Transverse Beam Instabilities.

This course series is free of charge, but registration is required: participation to all lectures is encouraged, to allow people to gain maximum benefit from the course; registered participants will be invited, and attendance will be recorded in the personal training records. If you are interested in AXEL-2010, please discuss with your supervisor and/or your Departmental Training Officer. Online registration is available via the training catalogue and the detailed program is available on the AXEL-2010 web page

Rende STEERENBERG / BE-OP / 79086
Marie-Laure LECOQ / HR-DI /74924

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