AXEL – 2018 - Introduction To Particle Accelerators


AXEL-2018 is a course series on particle accelerators, given at CERN within the framework of the 2018 Technical Training Program. As part of the BE Department’s Operation Group Shutdown Lecture series, the general accelerator physics module has been organized since 2003 as a joint venture between the BE Department and Technical Training, and is open to a wider CERN community.

The lecturer is Rende Steerenberg, Group leader of the BE-Operation Group.

Programme: Basic Mathematics; Transverse Optics; Lattice calculations; Resonances; Longitudinal Motion; Transfer Lines, Injection and Ejection; Longitudinal & Transverse Beam Instabilities, Colliders.

Target audience: designed for technicians who are operating an accelerator, or whose work is closely linked to accelerators, but it is also open to technicians, engineers, and physicists interested in this field.

Pre-requirements: The course does not require any prior knowledge of accelerators. However, some basic knowledge of trigonometry, matrices and differential equations, and some basic knowledge of magnetism would be an advantage.

The series will be composed of 10 one-hour lectures (Monday 05.03.2018 – Fri 09.03.2018, from 09:00 to 10:15 and from 10:45 to 12:00), given in English with questions and answers also possible in French. Participation in all lectures is encouraged, to allow people to gain maximum benefit from the course.

If you are interested in AXEL-2018, please discuss with your supervisor. Registration is required, participants must sign up via the following link:

The detailed program is available on the AXEL-2018 indico web page.

A small contribution of CHF20,- is requested when registering to covers the cost for the printed syllabus.

Attendance will be recorded in the personal training records.

Rende Steerenberg/BE-OP/79086/164518
Technical Training/HR-LD/72844/74924