Docent lecture: Is it the end of conventional particle accelerators?

  • Date: –14:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 sal 2005
  • Lecturer: Tekn dr Marek Jacewicz
  • Organiser: Institutionen för fysik och astronomi
  • Contact person: Marek Jacewicz
  • Docentföreläsning

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hereby invite all interested to a docent (associate professorship) lecture in subject Physics.

It has been almost 90 years since the construction of the first particle accelerator. Today, there are more than 30,000 particle accelerators around the world and, while some are dedicated in research in physics, the majority benefit society in some other way for instance in health care, biology, archaeology or security. The conventional technique applied in all of them is using electromagnetic fields to accelerate particles as they travel through a vacuum inside a metal structures. A significant progress has been made over the last decades raising the accelerating gradient in such structures almost tenfold. At the same time new ideas for the next generation accelerators based on plasma acceleration are being pursued. The progress and limitations of conventional accelerators and current status of the field will be the main topic of this lecture.

The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as docent (associate professor) and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture will last for 45 minutes and afterwards the audience may ask questions. The lecture will be given in English.

Chairperson: Prof. Richard Brenner

Representative of the Associate Professorship Board: Prof. Stephan Pomp