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ATAP Researchers and Engineering Staff Teach at U.S. Particle Accelerator School

ATAP researchers and Engineering Staff at Summer Session of USPAS

(top left) Tianhuan Luo, Lawrence Doolittle, and Yilun Xu; (bottom left) Gang Huang and Shreeharshini Dharanesh Murthy.

By Carl A. Williams, June 27, 2023

Five researchers from the Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics (ATAP) Division taught a course at the Summer 2023 session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), an important institution of education that provides programs on beam physics and associated accelerator technologies. The session was held from June 5-16, 2023, in Long Island, New York.

Staff Engineer in Berkeley Lab’s Engineering Division Lawrence Doolittle; Staff Scientist at ATAP’s Berkeley Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation (BACI) program Gang Huang; BACI Research Scientists Tianhuan Luo and Yilun Xu; and Engineering Division Electronics Engineer Shreeharshini Dharanesh Murthy joined Wencan Xu from Brookhaven National Laboratory in teaching “Microwave Measurements and Beam Instrumentation Laboratory.”

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.


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