U.S. Particle Accelerator School

An Introduction to Particle Accelerators course

Sponsoring University:

Vanderbilt University

Course:

An Introduction to Particle Accelerators

Instructor:

Stephen Holmes, Fermilab


This course will introduce the operating principles and performance limitations of high energy particle accelerators. Representative topics to be covered include: historical development of particle accelerators, single particle transverse and longitudinal motion, beam emittance, collective effects, resonance and other non-linear effects, effects of magnetic imperfections, beam diagnostic devices, synchrotron radiation, and accelerator design strategies. Prerequisites: Classical mechanics and electromagnetism.