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"PHYS 7688: Topics in Accelerator Physics"

Fall 2019

Professor: Georg Hoffstaetter, Georg.Hoffstaetter@cornell.edu

Grader: William Lou, wl528@cornell.edu

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/Th 13:25 - 14:40 Room 231, Rockefeller Hall Lectures Th 08/29/17 First lecture



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

Lecture 1 Aug. 29
Lecture 2 Sep. 03
Lecture 3 Sep. 05
Lecture 4 Sep. 10


Hand-written version is preferred.
Otherwise send an electronic version to wl528@cornell.edu.

Exercise 1 (Due Sep. 24 2019)
Tao and Bmad Tutorial (Exercises begin at Chapter 6)
Tao manual
Bmad manual


Academic Integrity is mandatory.

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Last Update: 08-31-2017