CAS course on Advanced Accelerator Physics in Warsaw

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) recently organised a course on Advanced Accelerator Physics. The course was held in Warsaw, Poland from 27 September to 9 October 2015. 


The course followed an established format with lectures in the mornings and practical courses in the afternoons. The lecture programme consisted of 34 lectures, supplemented by private study, tutorials and seminars. The practical courses provided ‘hands-on’ experience of three topics: ‘Beam Instrumentation and Diagnostics’, ‘RF Measurement Techniques’ and ‘Optics Design and Corrections’. Participants selected one of the three courses and followed their chosen topic throughout the duration of the school.

Sixty-six students representing 18 nationalities attended this course, with most participants coming from European counties, but also from South Korea, Taiwan and Russia. Feedback from the participants was positive, reflecting the high standard of the lectures and teaching.

NCBJ provided excellent facilities and invaluable support for the highly technical courses, which are a key feature of the advanced school. They also organised an optional visit to their reactor, which is used for research and industrial purposes, and provided live beam facilities using electron linacs for ‘hands-on’ experience.

Forthcoming CAS courses will be a specialised school on Free Electron Lasers and Energy Recovery Linacs (FELs and ERLs) (in Hamburg, Germany, from 31 May to 10 June 2016), an Introduction to Accelerator Physics (Istanbul, Turkey, September 2016) and a specialised school on Beam Injection, Extraction and Transfer at CERN in November 2016).

Further information can be found on the CAS website.

by CERN Accelerator School