oPAC Project Manager - Rita Galan
Many of today’s most advanced research infrastructures rely on the use of particle accelerators.
This includes particle colliders, synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers (FELs), high intensity hadron accelerators for the generation of exotic beams and spallation sources, as well as much smaller accelerator facilities for precision experiments.
The full potential of any accelerator can only be exploited if the performance of all its parts are continuously optimized, if numerical tools are made available that allow for developing and improving advanced machine designs and if methods are developed in partnership between the academic and industry sectors to monitor beams with ever higher intensities and brightness, shorter pulse lengths or smaller dimensions.
This oPAC School covers accelerator optimization through beam physics studies, instrumentation R&D and charged particle beam simulations at an advanced level. It targets PhD students, Postdocs, as well as experienced researchers. The school will start with an introduction to each topic and is hence suitable also for researchers without previous experience in the field - the general teaching pace will be high to allow covering many advanced topics, too.
The school will be hosted by Royal Holloway University of London, UK and take place from 7th -11th July 2014.
oPAC has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 289485.