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"PHYS 456 and 656: Introduction to Accelerator Physics and Technology"

Fall 2017

Georg Hoffstaetter

255-5197, Georg.Hoffstaetter@cornell.edu
William Lou


Literature Dates
Lecture Notes

Accelerator Physics has applications in particle accelerators for high energy physics or for x-ray science, in spectrometers, in electron microscopes, and in lithographic devices. These instruments have become so complex that an empirical approach to properties of the particle beams is by no means sufficient and a detailed theoretical understanding is necessary.  This course will introduce into theoretical aspects of charged particle beams and into the technology used for their acceleration.

Electron Microscope     CESR at Cornell     LHC at CERN  


Tu 08/22/17 Room 132, Rockefeller Hall First lecture
Tu 10/10/17 Fall break
Th 11/23/17 Thanksgiving break
Th 11/30/17 Room 132, Rockefeller Hall Last lecture
Tu/Th 12:20 - 13:10 Room 132, Rockefeller Hall Lectures
Tu 13:10 Room 132, Rockefeller Hall Exercises due
Th Handout of Exercises



The Physics of Particle Accelerators, Klaus Wille, Oxford University Press, 2000, ISBN: 19 850549 3
Particle Accelerator Physics I, Helmut Wiedemann, Springer, 2nd edition, 1999, ISBN 3 540 64671 x

Related material:

Handbook of Accelerator Physics and Engineering, Alexander Wu Chao and Maury Tigner, 2nd edition, World Scientific, ISBN: 981 02 3858 4

Lecture notes

Lecture1 Aug. 22
Lecture2 Aug. 24
Lecture3 Aug. 29
Lecture4 Aug. 31
Lecture5 Sep. 05
Lecture6 Sep. 07
Lecture7 Sep. 12
Lecture8 Sep. 14
Lecture9 Sep. 16
Lecture10 Sep. 21
Lecture11 Sep. 26
Lecture12 Sep. 28
Lecture13 Oct. 03
Lecture14 Oct. 05
Lecture15 Oct. 10
Lecture16 Oct. 12
Lecture17 Oct. 19
Lecture18 Oct. 24
Lecture19 Oct. 26
Lecture20 Oct. 31
Lecture21 Nov. 02
Lecture22 Nov. 07
Lecture23 Nov. 09
Lecture24 Nov. 14
Lecture25 Nov. 16


Exercise ( homework ) is due 13:10 every Tuesday (by the end of lecture).
Hand-written version is preferred.
Electronic version should be sent to wl528@cornell.edu.


Academic Integrity is mandatory.

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Last Update: 08-31-2017