402-0777-00L  Particle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersA. Adelmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0777-00 VParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I2 hrs
Fri09:45-11:30HIT J 52 »
A. Adelmann
402-0777-00 UParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling I1 hrs
Fri12:45-13:30HIT J 51 »
A. Adelmann

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AbstractThis is the first of two courses, introducing particle accelerators from a theoretical point of view and covers state-of-the-art modelling techniques.
ObjectiveYou understand the building blocks of particle accelerators. Modern analysis tools allows you to model state-of-the-art particle accelerators. In some of the exercises you will be confronted with next generation machines. We will develop a Python simulation tool
(pyAcceLEGOrator) that reflects the theory from the lecture.
ContentHere is the rough plan of the topics, however the actual pace may vary relative to this plan.

- Recap of Relativistic Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics
- Building Blocks of Particle Accelerators
- Lie Algebraic Structure of Classical Mechanics and Application to Particle Accelerators
- Symplectic Maps & Analysis of Maps
- Symplectic Particle Tracking
- Collective Effects
- Linear & Circular Accelerators
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Prerequisites / NoticePhysics, Computational Science (RW) at BSc. Level

This lecture is also suited for PhD. students

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Adelmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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High-Energy Physics (Joint Master with IP Paris)Optional Subjects in PhysicsWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Particle PhysicsWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering MasterPhysicsWInformation