13-17 March 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone

AXEL-2017 is a course series on particle accelerators, given at CERN within the framework of the 2017 Technical Training Program. As part of the BE Department’s Operation Group Shutdown Lecture series, the general accelerator physics module has been organized since 2003 as a joint venture between the BE Department and Technical Training, and is open to a wider CERN community.

The AXEL-2017 course series is designed for technicians who are operating an accelerator, or whose work is closely linked to accelerators, but it is also open to technicians, engineers, and physicists interested in this field. The course does not require any prior knowledge of accelerators. However, some basic knowledge of trigonometry, matrices and differential equations, and some basic knowledge of magnetism would be an advantage.

The series will be composed of 10 one-hour lectures (Monday 13.03.2017 – Fri 17.03.2017, from 09:00 to 10:15 and from 10:45 to 12:00), given in English with questions and answers also possible in French. The lecturer is Rende Steerenberg, Group leader of the BE-Operation Group. The program will cover: Basic Mathematics; Transverse Optics; Lattice calculations; Resonances; Longitudinal Motion; Transfer Lines, Injection and Ejection; Longitudinal & Transverse Beam Instabilities, Colliders.