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ATAP Researchers Teach at USPAS


A strong contingent of researchers from ATAP taught courses at the Winter 2023 session of the US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), an important institution of education that provides programs on beam physics and associated accelerator technologies. The session took place from January 23 – February 3, 2023, in Houston, Texas.

Staff Scientists Simon C. Leeman and Stefano DeSantis and Senior Scientist Fernando Sannibale of ATAP and the Advanced Light Source Center joined Thomas Schietinger from the Paul Scherrer Institute in teaching “Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab.”

Larry Doolittle, Staff Engineer at Berkley Lab’s Engineering Division, Qiang Du, Staff Scientist at the Engineering Division and ATAP’s Berkeley Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation (BACI) program, Carlos Serrano, Staff Engineer in the Engineering Division, and BACI Research Scientist Dan Wang taught “Introduction to Digital Low-Level Radio Frequency Controls in Accelerators.”

BACI program Staff Scientists Russell Wilcox and Gang Huang and Research Scientist Yilun Xu, together with Research Scientist Tong Zhou and postdoctoral student Siyun Chen at the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Center, taught “Fundamentals of Timing and Synchronization with Applications to Accelerators.”

Maxim Marchevsky, Staff Scientist at the Superconducting Magnet Program, was among the instructors for “Beam Loss and Machine Protection,” along with Rudiger Schmidt of the Technical University Darmstadt; Jorg Wenninger, Andrea Apollonio, and Alessandro Bertarelli of CERN; Doug Curry and Charles Peters of Oak Ridge National Lab; Louis Emery of Argonne National Laboratory; Kajetan Fuchsberger of KaiFox GmbH; and Bill Barletta, retired director of our predecessor, the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, who is now with MIT.

ATAP’s involvement with USPAS goes back to the early days of the school. Beginning with the symposium-style programs of the 1980s and including the Joint International Particle Accelerator School, more than 80 people who were, had been, or would become employees of ATAP and its predecessor organizations have taught at USPAS, for a total of more than 100 courses and lectures. Many of these courses are team-taught with colleagues from other institutions, building lasting connections throughout the accelerator community.