CAS course on advanced accelerator physics in Trondheim, Norway

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) recently organised a course on advanced accelerator physics. The course was held in Trondheim, Norway, from 18 to 29 August 2013. Accommodation and lectures were at the Hotel Britannia and practical courses were held at the university.


The course's format included lectures in the mornings and practical courses in the afternoons. The lecture programme consisted of 32 lectures supplemented by discussion sessions, private study and tutorials. The practical courses provided "hands-on" experience in three topics: RF measurement techniques, beam instrumentation and diagnostics, and optics design and corrections. Participants selected one of the three courses and followed the chosen topic throughout the course. The programme concluded with seminars and a poster session. 

70 students representing 21 nationalities were selected from over 90 applicants, with most participants coming from European countries, and a few from overseas. Feedback from the participants was very positive, reflecting the high standard of the lectures and teaching.

The school was sponsored by CERN, NTNU, the Norwegian Research Organisation and Radiabeam Technologies - to all of whom CAS is very grateful. NTNU also provided excellent facilities and invaluable support for the highly technical courses, which are a key feature of the advanced school.

Forthcoming CAS courses include "Power Converters" (in Switzerland, in May 2014) and an "Introduction to Accelerator Physics" (in the Czech Republic, in September 2014). More information is available on the CAS website.

by CERN Accelerator School