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Welcome to FFAG'14

2014 International Workshop on FFAG Accelerators

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logoThe past 15 years have seen a revival of interest in fixed field alternating gradient accelerators (FFAGs), which were first conceived of in the early 1950s. This revival began with proposals for their use for producing high intensity proton beams and muon colliders, and was followed by the construction and operation of a number of test accelerators. They have a great advantage in being able to rapidly accelerate charged particles because the magnet fields remain fixed while still having an extremely large energy acceptance. Their relatively compact size and ability to be used even at moderate to highly relativistic energies gives them potential advantages over their close relative, the cyclotron. FFAGs have been proposed and designed for numerous applications: nuclear and particle physics, medical treatments, energy production, and many others.

The FFAG workshop series, of which this is one of many, are an opportunity to bring together accelerator designers, potential users, and accelerator component experts to: understand requirements of applications and communicate FFAG capabilities to potential users; improve our machine designs; and to work with experts in accelerator systems to insure that designs respect component capabilities and to promote the development of accelerator components needed for FFAGs. We expect to hear numerous interesting results and ideas: results from machines at Kuyshu University, KURRI, and Daresbury Laboratory; FFAG designs for eRHIC, a muon collider, and nuSTORM; designs for medical accelerators and gantries; discussions of methods for incorporating straight sections into FFAGs; and many more than we cannot even guess at.

Workshop Sessions

  • FFAGs in applications: medical treatment, accelerator driven subcritical reactors, ...
  • FFAGs for basic research: nuclear and particle physics, neutron sources, ...
  • Demonstration machines: status, results, and new proposals
  • Beam dynamics and software
  • Accelerator components: magnets, RF cavities, diagnostics, ...

Zgoubi and OPAL Users' Mini-workshop

A zgoubi and OPAL users' mini-workshop will be held at BNL from September 26th afternoon to Saturday 27th early afternoon, following FFAG'14 workshop. This mini-workshop aims to stimulate and enhance the interest and skills of students and scientists wishing to invest in FFAG simulations, with active participation of the users. A tutorial will include introduction to the codes and hands on session on your own computer (Mac or Linux). Detailed program here.

Workshop Events

Registered attendees are invited to attend the welcome reception, banquet dinner and the BNL tour; free of charge for registered participants.

Welcome Reception
Collider Accelerator Department
Bldg. 911A, Main Lobby
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM

Banquet Dinner
Lombardi's on the Bay
600 S Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 654-8970
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM
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BNL Tour
Participants will tour the following: R&D Energy Recovery Linac (ERL), STAR detector, Superconducting Magnet Division, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Local Organizing Committee

  • Francois Meot (BNL)
  • Dejan Trbojevic (BNL)
  • Scott Berg (BNL)
  • Nicholas Tsoupas (BNL)
  • Nikolaos Simos (BNL)
  • Anna Petway (BNL, Workshop Coordinator)
  • Nick Franco (BNL, Workshop IT Coordinator)

Scientific Program Committee

  • Carol Johnstone (FNAL)
  • Shinji Machida (RAL, UK)
  • Yoshiharu Mori (Kyoto U, Japan)
  • Brett Parker (BNL)
  • Jaroslaw Pasternak (Imperial College, London UK)
  • Thomas Planche (TRIUMF, Canada)


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