The course is open to physics students who want to work in research on particle accelerators or use particle accelerators in experimental or medical research.
The course describes:
- technical components such as electromagnets, radio frequency systems, vacuum, ion sources and beam diagnostics
- transversal and longitudinal beam dynamics
- overview of circular and linear accelerators and applications: colliders, cyclotrons, synchrotron light sources, free electron lasers, ion traps and storage rings and their applications.
- accelerators with Swedish connection: for example MAX I-IV, ESS, XFEL, FAIR, LHC och DESIREE.
-accelerators used for cancer therapy: for example Skandion Clinic in Uppsala and HIT in Heidelberg.