The CERN Accelerator School [CAS] and the Norwegian University of science and Technology [NTNU] recently organised a course on Advanced Accelerator Physics. The course was held in Trondheim, Norway from 18-29 August 2013 at the NTNU.
The course followed an established format with lectures in the mornings and practical courses in the afternoons. The lecture programme consisted of 32 lectures, supplemented by discussion sessions, private study and tutorials. The practical courses provided “hands-on” experience in three topics: RF Measurements Techniques, Beam Instrumentation and Diagnostics, and Optics Design and Corrections. Participants selected one of the three courses and followed the chosen topic throughout the school. Seminars and a poster session completed the programme.
70 students representing 21 nationalities were selected from over 90 applicants, with most participants coming from European countries, and a few from beyond. Feedback from the participants was very positive, reflecting the high standard of the lectures and teaching.
CERN, NTNU, the Norwegian Research Organisation and Radiabeam Technologies, to all of whom the CAS is very grateful, sponsored the school. NTNU also provided excellent facilities and invaluable support for the highly technical courses, which are a key feature of the advanced school.
Forthcoming CAS courses will include a specialised school on Power Convertors (in Switzerland in May 2014) and an Introduction to Accelerator Physics (in the Czech Republic in September 2014). More information is available on the CAS website.