Bruno Galante participates in CAS summer school

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Group photograph of CAS 2018, Romania

The CERN accelerator school (CAS) and the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Bucharest hosted this year a training course on Introduction to Accelerator Physics in Constanta, Romania.

This course is considered as the core teaching course of all CAS courses. It attracts students and researchers from universities and laboratories all over the world who attend the multitude of lectures and activities offered by this school.

Over the course of 2 weeks, the school offered lectures about all aspects of accelerator physics, hands-on trainings, as well as many opportunities for discussions. Topics that were covered included beam dynamics, physics and engineer concepts behind different types of accelerator, as well as most of the components and devices found in accelerators, from the particle source, through the transport lines, to the beam instrumentation.

Different activities were also offered during the school including an excursion by boat on the Danube River and a visit to ELI-NP in Bucharest where the students were shown the new facility under construction, as well as already the existing accelerator infrastructure on site.

At the end of the course feedback from students was very positive and underpinning the high standard of the lectures and activities. AVA Fellow Bruno Galante said: “ It was a fantastic experience. After two packed weeks full of accelerator physics, you can feel a bit overwhelmed, but for sure this has been an opportunity that is absolutely worth to be taken!”