Technical training: AXEL-2011 - Introduction to Particle Accelerators

CERN Technical Training 2011: Learning for the LHC!

AXEL-2011 is a course series on particle accelerators, given at CERN within the framework of the 2011 Technical Training Program. As part of the BE Department’s Operation Group Shutdown Lecture series, the general accelerator physics module has been organized since 2003 as a joint venture between the BE Department and Technical Training, and is open to a wider CERN community.

The AXEL-2011 course series is designed for technicians who are operating an accelerator, or whose work is closely linked to accelerators, but it is also open to technicians, engineers, and physicists interested in this field. The course does not require any prior knowledge of accelerators. However, some basic knowledge of trigonometry, matrices and differential equations, and some basic knowledge of magnetism would be an advantage.

The series will be composed of 10 one-hour courses (Monday 10.01.2011 – Fri 14.01.2011, from 09:00 to 10:30 and from 14:00 to 15:30 except for Wednesday 12.01.2011: from 14:00 to 15:30 and from 16:00 to 17:30), and given in English with questions and answers also possible in French. The lecturer is Rende Steerenberg, engineer and section leader in the BE-Operation 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 in 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-2011, please talk to your supervisor and/or your Departmental Training Officer. On-line registration is possible via the training catalogue and the detailed program is available on the AXEL-2011 web page, accessible from

Michael BENEDIKT/ BE-OP/73380
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