HGS-HIRe Lecture Week on Accelerator Physics - June 2018 - Schmitten (Taunus)

(Photo by G. Burau)


June 4-8, 2018


Stochastic cooling and its RF technologies: from theory to simulation to implementations


Giuliano Franchetti (GSI, Introduction)
Markus Steck (GSI, Beam cooling)
Fritz Nolden (GSI, Stochastic cooling theory & simulation)
Fritz Caspers (CERN, RF technology)
Mei Bai (GSI, Outlook of accelerator field)


Mei Bai (GSI/FAIR)
Gerhard Burau (HGS-HIRe)

Agenda (preliminary)

HGS-HIRe lecture weeks are crossdisciplinary events that cover experimental, theoretical and technical aspects of a particular research field together. This lecture week on accelerator physics offers an introduction to the accelerator science and technology with the focus on stochastic cooling physics as well as related technology. An outlook of future challenges and opportunities in the accelerator field will also be given.

The lectures will be given by established accelerator scientists from the field, who are extremely knowledgeable and experienced with the topics. Students who are interested in pursuing research at hadron accelerators in particular FAIR are very welcome to attend this lecture week. This includes the students who will be user of the accelerator complex, as well as students who are also interested in the art of beam physics and techniques and related science.

For registration please send a brief email to info[at]hgs-hire.de as soon as possible.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8
Individual Travel

Arrival / Welcome
Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture
10:30-11:00 Break Break Break Break
Lecture Lecture Lecture Group Work
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Lecture Group Work Social Activity Group Work Wrap-up /
Feedback Session
15:30-16:00 Break Break Break Individual Travel
Group Work / Wrap-up Group Work / Wrap-up Group Work / Wrap-up
Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
Questions Questions Wrap-up / Questions Questions

Practical Information


The lecture week starts on Monday with a welcome session at 12:00. Please arrive well in time. Check-in, i.e. distribution of the rooms, will be on Monday after lunch. The scientific program starts with the first lecture at 14:00. The lecture week will close on Friday afternoon.

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 Martin-Niemöller-Haus, Am Eichwaldsfeld 3, D-61389 Schmitten-Arnoldshain (quite close to Frankfurt am Main). The website of the venue can be found >here.


Travel to the venue is on Monday, June 4, in the morning. Please arrange for individual travel to the location. You can reach the venue by public transport (train + bus, details >here), otherwise please try to travel by car pool. If somebody wants to offer a lift, 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. If you want to share the room with a particular roommate, please inform the coordinator in advance.


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

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.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks etc. in the evening). 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.


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