HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Accelerator Physics - Summer 2012 - Kloster Höchst


September 23-28, 2012


Linear Accelerators


Maurizio Vretenar (CERN)
Andrea Pisent (INFN)
Francesco Grespan (INFN)


Sascha Vogel / Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)


  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
23.09. 24.09. 25.09. 26.09. 27.09. 28.09.
Individual Travel Lecture I Lecture III Lecture V Lecture VII Lecture VIII
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
Lecture II Lecture IV Lecture VI Talk + Group Project Talk + Group Project
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Talks Talks Social activity Questions/Wrap-up and
Feedback Session
15:30-16:00 Break Break Individual Travel
Talks Talks
Checkin Group Project Group Project Group Project
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Introduction Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up Questions/Wrap-up

Participant Talks

Particpants are expected to give 30 minute presentations (25minutes talk + 5 minute questions) about topics related to the lecture week.
Speakers will prepare and give the talk while partners help with the preparation of the talk and help answering questions.
In case you need additional literature please contact the lecturers directly.

Topics for the participant talks

  1. Speaker: Leyla Atar; Partner: Olga Borodina
    Ion sources: how to produce proton and heavy ion beams ( >talk (pdf))

  2. Speaker: Mohammed Almalki; Partner: Monika Mehler
    Electron sources and photoinjectors ( >talk (pdf))

  3. Speaker: Zsolt Lecz; Partner: Uwe Niedermayer
    Environmentally friendly linacs part 1: origins and cures of beam loss, “tolerable” activation levels ( >talk (pptx))

  4. Speaker: Max-Wilhelm Bruker; Partner: Thomas Reichert
    Environmentally friendly linacs part 2: shielding, dumping and collimation ( >talk (pdf))

  5. Speaker: Rahul Singh; Partner: N.N.
    The linac quadrupole, so small but so important ( >talk (ppt))

  6. Speaker: Paul Görgen; Partner: Janet Schmidt
    Generation and transport of RF power - from the transmitter to the coupler ( >talk (pptx))

  7. Speaker: Uta Hartel; Partner: Tobias Weilbach
    Superconductivity and linacs ( >talk (pdf))

  8. Speaker: Christian Hubert; Partner: Klaus Klopfer
    Layout and applications of electron linacs ( >talk (pptx))

  9. Speaker: Michaela Kleinmann; Partner: N.N.
    Medical and industrial applications of linacs ( >talk (pdf))

  10. Speaker:Benjamin Zwicker; Partner: N.N.
    Diagnostics: how to measure an emittance ( >talk (pdf))

  11. Speaker: Oleksandr Kovalenko; Partner: N.N.
    Diagnostics: how to measure beam intensity and profile ( >talk (pdf))

  12. Speaker: Neeraj Kurichiyanil; Partner: N.N.
    Linacs for radioactive nuclear beam acceleration in ISOL faciliites ( >talk (pdf))

Practical Information


Checkin at the venue is on Sunday, September 23, in the late afternoon starting at 17:00.
The lecture week starts with an introduction session on Sunday evening at 19:30.
The scientific part of the lecture week will close on Friday afternoon around 16:00.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance so key pick up can be arranged.


The lecture week will be at Kloster Höchst >, Kirchberg 3, D-64739 Höchst im Odenwald
Directions can be found here >.


Travel is organized individually. You can reach the venue by public transport (train), otherwise please try to travel by car pool. Transportation costs will be reimbursed after the trip. If somebody can offer a lift (ride sharing), he/she should send an email
to info@hgs-hire.de so that we can forward the information to the other participants of the lecture week.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.
Vegetarian food is available for every meal. Full board is included in the lecture week.

What to bring

Clothing: The lecture week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary. Please plan for an outdoor social activity
(depending on weather).
Linen/towel/others: All rooms have linen and towels, no need to bring them. Please bring your soap and hair dryer (if needed).


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop.


Each participant will contribute in a presentation. Subjects will be given in due time before the lecture week. The topics will be arranged by the lecturers. So the presentation will not be on your own scientific work but will be connected to the topic of the lecture week. A laptop and projector will be available. In addition a flip chart can be used. Presentation time is max. 30 minutes including discussion.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks, etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the lecture week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.


  1. Leyla Atar
  2. Mohammed Almalki
  3. Olga Borodina
  4. Max-Wilhelm Bruker
  5. Paul Görgen
  6. Uta Hartel
  7. Christian Hubert
  8. Michaela Kleinmann
  9. Klaus Klopfer
  10. Oleksander Kovalenko
  11. Neeraj Kurichiyanil
  12. Zsolt Lecz
  13. Monika Mehler
  14. Uwe Niedermayer
  15. Thomas Reichert
  16. Janet Schmidt
  17. Rahul Singh
  18. Tobias Weilbach
  19. Benjamin Zwicker
  20. Francesco Grespan
  21. Andrea Pisent
  22. Maurizio Vretenar
  23. Gerhard Burau
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