The Advanced Level Accelerator Physics course is a follow-up of the Introductory level course and is composed of core lectures on accelerator physics in the mornings and a practical course (14-16 hours of hands-on tuition) in the afternoons. The participants will select one afternoon course from the three proposed. For the afternoon courses, the basic idea is that the participants select a topic for which they have no or very little preliminary knowledge. This should allow the participants to discover and get training in a new field of accelerator physics. A series of seminars and tutorials will complete the programme.
A successful participation at this course requires some basic knowledge of accelerator physics or experience acquired through professional work. As this course introduces advanced and contemporary concepts, knowledge of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, as well as mathematics for physics or engineering at the university entrance level is expected.
The level of the CAS "Introductory Course" or equivalent can be considered adequate. In particular, knowledge of the very basics of linear beam optics and longitudinal dynamics are anticipated. As this advanced course combines lectures together with computer based hands-on exercises, the students should be familiar with the use of computers and at least one programming language. It is the responsibility of the students to ensure that they meet these requirements.