Posted on 05/09/2017
On Monday 4th September Royal Holloway, University of London welcomes the CERN Accelerator School. The CERN Accelerator School is a two-week graduate level residential school for accelerator physicists from all over the world to learn about advanced techniques in particle accelerator science. The John Adams Institute within the Department of Physics is pleased to be hosting them.
The John Adams Institute is a joint venture between Imperial College London, the University of Oxford, and Royal Holloway, University of London to educate, research and apply accelerator technology in the UK and internationally. The John Adams Institute has been in existence for just over 10 years and it is fitting that CERN is here to deliver their graduate school.
There are about 20 instructors and 75 students from around the world, including Canada, China, Japan, Germany and Turkey, amongst others. They will be distributed around campus, mainly in the Moore Lecture Theater in the morning and in the Physics Department in the afternoon with hands-on practical demonstrations of advanced physics concepts. The visiting students are working on a range of accelerator applications, from the world’s highest energy proton collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to medical accelerators to treat cancer.
On Monday (4th September) Vice Principal Professor Paul Hogg gave an excellent welcome talk to the students. In addition to describing the relationship between the John Adams Institute and the Physics department at Royal Holloway and CERN, he emphasized the importance of women in science, technology and engineering.
The John Adams Institute academic staff (Prof Stewart Boogert, Dr Stephen Gibson and Dr Pavel Karataev) are looking forward to welcome the School participants and hope they will enjoy their time at Royal Holloway.