Instructor: Kwang-Je Kim (
Lecture Room:  KPTC 103 (click here for maps and directions),
                           Physics Department, The University of Chicago
Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Review and Exercise Sessions:  Thursdays 3:00-3:50 p.m.
Grading for the registered students will be based on homeworks listed in the web page.

Course Anouncement

The high-energy physics community is in general agreement that a linear collider (LC) will be the most important high-energy physics accelerator project after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for comprehensive exploration of fundamental interactions on the TeV scale.  The requirements of a linear collider are very challenging: high-current electron beams must be accelerated to several hundred GeV, focused to a few-nanometer spot, and collided with similarly prepared opposing positron beams.  Thanks to the intense international effort on accelerator physics studies and hardware development during the past decade, it now appears that linear colliders meeting these requirements can be built.

This course will provide an introduction to the accelerator physics and technology topics required to construct a linear collider. It is intended for graduate students as well as advanced undergraduate students with a good background in classical mechanics and E&M. Prior knowledge of accelerator physics is not necessary. The course will begin with a basic introduction to accelerator physics and then progress into more detailed discussions of important subtopics by guest lecturers who are leaders in the respective areas.  Attendance by scientists from Chicago-area institutions interested in the future development of high-energy accelerators is also encouraged.

Course Schedule and Lecture Notes

      Part 1. Introduction    
January   3 HEP Accelerators S. Holmes (FNAL) #1 (due Jan. 10)
  8   Physics Attend the LC Workshop  
    10 Beam Dynamics KJK  #2 (due Jan. 17)
  15 17 Beam Dynamics KJK  #3 (due Jan. 24)
  22 24 LC Overview T. Raubenheimer (SLAC)  #4 (due Jan. 31)
      Part II. Subsystems    
  29 31 Particle Sources J. Rosenzweig (UCLA)  #5 (due Feb. 7)
February 5 7 Damping Rings L. Emery (ANL)  #6 (due Feb. 14)
  12 14 RF (RT)
  Part I
  Part II
J. Wang (SLAC)  #7 (due Feb. 21)
  19 21 SCRF* L. Lilje (DESY)  #8 (due Feb. 28)
  26 28 Beam Delivery F. Zimmermann (CERN)  #9 (due March 5)
March 5   Ground Vibration V. Shiltsev (FNAL)  #10 (due March 7)
    7 > 1 TeV W. Gai (ANL)  --

Additional Materials:


Reference Materials

The lecture notes provided in this web page should be the
complete references for the course.  For further readings on general
accelerator physics, a partial list is as follows:

" An Introduction to Particle Accelerators," E. Wilson (Oxford
University Press, 2001)...An good introductory book.

"In Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators," D.
A. Edwards and M.J. Syphers, ( John Wiley & Sons, 1993)...Another
good introductory book, but more technical than Wilson's.

"Particle Accelerator Physics," H. Wiedemann, (Springer-Verlag,
1993)...A more extensive discussion with emphasis on circular

"Physics of CollectiveBeam Instabilities in High Energy Accelerators,"
A. Chao (Wiley, 1993)...More advanced, but available on the web.

LC-related links

Updated 3/5/02