Posted on 24/01/2012
A new grant has been awarded to the John Adams Institute at RHUL to work in the area of optimisation of Particle ACcelerators (“oPAC”). Funded by the EU within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network scheme, which is coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch at Liverpool University, the grant will enable two new Early Stage Researchers to gain PhDs by working at the forefront of accelerator physics at RHUL and by collaborating with machine physicists at CERN, the international laboratory for particle physics in Geneva. The work will be coordinated locally at RHUL by Prof Grahame Blair in collaboration with Dr Stewart Boogert and Dr Pavel Karataev.
The oPAC group will be closely linked with the aim to optimize the performance of present and future accelerators that lie at the heart of many research infrastructures. The project brings together 22 institutions from around the world, including major research centres such as CERN (Switzerland) and Soleil (France), universities including Royal Holloway University of London (UK) and the University of Seville (Spain), as well a large number of industry partners, such as CIVIDEC (Austria), CST (Germany) and COSYLAB (Slovenia).
Further details on oPAC can be found at http://www.liv.ac.uk/opac