Did you know what created the Higgs Boson or what lies at the heart of the Australian Synchrotron? A particle accelerator of course! To learn more about these amazing machines, apply to the ACAS School for Accelerator Physics 2014 (ASAP2014).
ASAP2014 is an accelerator physics school aimed at final year undergraduate and early postgraduate student as well as for professional development. The school will consist of academic lectures and tutorials mixed in with lectures on applications and laboratory classes working on real particle accelerators. Students studying physics, engineering, chemistry or biology who do experimental work at ANSTO, the Australian Synchrotron, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University are encouraged to apply to learn more about these vital tools for scientific research.
The lectures will be given by Prof. Phil Burrows from the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science at the University of Oxford, based on an introductory texbook which will be provided by the school. As well as the theory there will be hands on laboratory classes by Dr. Jeff Corbett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, using the high energy electron accelerators at the Australian Synchrotron. Dr. Ralph Steinhagen, CERN, will be the live in tutor for the school, along with Prof. Toshiyuki Mitsuhashi from KEK in Japan.