Introduction to Accelerators


Lecture 1: Early history; basic beam dynamics; synchrotron radiation; DL programmes – NINA and SRS.
Lecture 2: Technology challenges at energy frontier; LEP + LHC; next generation colliders.
Lecture 3: ISIS and new spallation sources; neutrino factory R&D; FFAG and EMMA; generic proton accelerator developments.
Lecture 4: Modern light sources; undulator technology; Diamond; ERLs – ALICE; FEL concepts and examples; recent proposed light sources.


All of the subject matter is introductory, with little mathematics but concentration on concepts illustrated by examples


A physics degree (probably) and an interest in the subject (hopefully).