U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Physics course

Sponsoring University:

SUNY Stony Brook


Accelerator Physics


S.Y. Lee, Indiana University; Derun Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Ronald Ruth, Stanford University

This course is an introduction to the physics, technology, design, and operation of high-energy particle accelerators. Topics include accelerator magnets, history and introduction of various types of particle accelerators, single particle transverse and longitudinal motion; emittance; effects of linear magnet errors; basic beam measurement techniques; chromatic effects and their correction; effects of nonlinearities; basic beam manipulations; RF systems, diagnostic systems; and introduction to accelerator lattice design. Other topics such as synchrotron radiation excitation and damping; beam-beam interaction; collective effects and instabilities; linear accelerators will also be discussed. Daily computer labs will be included in our curriculum. Future prospectives of high-energy accelerators and colliders will also be discussed. Prerequisites: Electromagnetism and Classical Mechanics.