AXEL-2016: Introduction to Particle Accelerators

AXEL-2016 is the latest in a yearly lecture series on particle accelerators given at CERN within the framework of the 2016 Technical Training Programme. As part of the BE department's Operation group’s shutdown lecture series, this general accelerator physics module has been offered since 2003 as a joint venture between the BE department and the Technical Training team and is open to the wider CERN community. 


The lecturer is Rende Steerenberg, deputy leader of the Operation group and PS section leader.

Programme: basic mathematics; transverse optics; lattice calculations; resonances; longitudinal motion; transfer lines, injection and ejection; longitudinal and transverse beam instabilities; colliders. A detailed programme is available on the AXEL-2016 webpage.

Target audience: designed for technicians who are operating an accelerator or whose work is closely linked to accelerators, but also open to technicians, engineers and physicists interested in this field.

Pre-requisites: the course does not require any prior knowledge of accelerators. However, some basic knowledge of trigonometry, matrices, differential equations and magnetism would be an advantage.

The series will consist of 10 one-hour lectures (Monday, 8 to Friday, 12 February 2016, from 9 a.m. to 10.15 a.m. and from 10.45 a.m. to 12 noon), delivered in English with questions and answers also possible in French. Participation in all lectures is encouraged in order to gain the maximum benefit from the course.

If you are interested in attending AXEL-2016, please discuss with your supervisor. Registration is required; participants must sign up via this link. Attendance will be recorded in the participants’ personal training records. 

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