ICHEP2018 SEOUL

Jul 4 – 11, 2018
COEX, SEOUL
Asia/Seoul timezone

Status and prospects of the AWAKE experiment

Jul 6, 2018, 11:44 AM
23m
105 (COEX, Seoul)

105

COEX, Seoul

Parallel Accelerator: Physics, Performance, and R&D for Future Facilities

Speaker

Mr Fearghus Keeble (University College London)

Description

AWAKE is a plasma wakefield acceleration experiment at CERN, using the $400~\mathrm{GeV}$ proton bunch of the SPS to drive an accelerating gradient in the GV m$^{-1}$ range. AWAKE aims to inject 15–20 MeV electrons into this plasma wakefield and accelerate them to GeV energies over 10 metres. An introduction to AWAKE and its physics will be presented, as well as an overview of the experimental apparatus and the most recent results. Longer term plans, including the future of the AWAKE facility and possible applications of the technology to HEP, will be discussed.

Primary author

Mr Fearghus Keeble (University College London)