FYS4565 – Physics and Applications of Accelerators and Beams
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course gives an introduction to particle accelerator technology, with basis in physical principles and mathematical modelling of the interaction of charged particle beams with electromagnetic fields. The course covers basic microwavetechnology and beam optics, as well as more advanced topics as plasma wakefield acceleration. The applications of particle accelerators to high-energy physics (circular and linear colliders), material science (synchrotron light sources and neutron spallation sources) as well as medical technology (particle therapy) will also be covered.
After this course:
- You will understand how different particle accelerators are designed (linear accelertors, cyclotrons and synchrotrons), as well as the possibilities and limitations of the different accelerator types
- You will master simple calculations and methods for numerical simulations describing how a particle beam is accelerated, focused and measured
- You will have knowledge of machines for high-energy physics, including studies for future linear and circular colliders
- You will have knowledge about the accelerator science research frontier, including laser- and plasma wakefield acceleration
- You will have knowledge about the most important applications of particle accelerators to particle physics, materials science and medical technology
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- FYS3110 – Quantum Mechanics
- FYS3120 – Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics
- FYS3500 – Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics
- 10 credits overlap with FYS9565 – Physics and Applications of Accelerators and Beams.
- 5 credits overlap with FYS4550 – Experimental high energy physics (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with FYS9550 – Experimental high energy physics (discontinued).
2 hours lecture per week, a total ca. 30 hours.
2 hours of theory and numerical simulation exercises per week, a total of ca. 30 hours.
The final oral exam counts 100%.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS9565 – Physics and Applications of Accelerators and Beams
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed exam at the beginning of the next semester.
New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.
We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.