U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Accelerator Physics


University of New Mexico

Course Name:

Accelerator Physics


Tianhuan Luo and Dan Wang, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Yichao Jing, Brookhaven National Lab and S.Y. Lee (ret. Indiana University)

Purpose and Audience
The audience for this course includes accelerator scientists as well as masters and Ph.D. students working on accelerator physics and technology.

Electromagnetism and Classical Mechanics.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet the course prerequisites or have equivalent experience.

To understand particle motion, beam stability, and beam measurements in particle accelerators; and to understand design concepts of high performance accelerators.

Instructional Method
Lectures, computer labs, homework problems, and students working on assigned projects.

Course Contents
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; 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. Computer labs will be included in our curriculum. Future prospective of high energy accelerators and colliders will also be discussed.

Reading Requirements
(to be provided by the USPAS) “Accelerator Physics” 4th edition by S.Y. Lee, (World Scientific Pub. Co, NY, 2018); and lecture notes.

Credit Requirements
Students will be evaluated based on performance approximately as follows: homework assignments (40% of final grade), exams (30% of final grade), class project (30% of final grade).

University of New Mexico course number: ECE 595-002
Michigan State University course number: PHY 963 - 301 - Accelerator Physics
Indiana University course number: Physics 570, Introduction to Accelerator Physics
MIT course number: 8.790, Accelerator Physics