QUASAR Roland’s trip to USPAS in California

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The location of the School allowed a short trip to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

The 2017 Winter United States Particle Accelerator School opened its doors to students from all over the world with particular interest in accelerator physics in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, 70 km north of San Francisco. 

The class of the Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology course.

QUASAR member Roland was awarded with a competitive scholarship fund by the U.S. Particle Accelerator School, enabling him to join the full two-weeks program.

He attended the Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology course. The schedule included morning lectures on the theoretical principles of particle beam acceleration and transport. The course focused on acceleration methods and phase stability, basic concepts of magnet design and transverse linear particle motion. In the afternoon, the theoretical concepts were used in laboratory sessions. They covered computer simulations and experimental measurements, such as investigating the characteristics of Microwave Cavities and Dipole/ Quadrupole Magnets. Outside school hours there were problem sets and lab reports. The schools ended with a final exam, completing an intensive learning experiences. 

Roland and his classmate Daniel investigating the characteristics of the two Simple Microwave Cavities during their lab session.

Roland fully enjoyed the course and looks forward to putting his newly found knowledge into practise!