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Christoph Montag

System Manager EIC, Electron Storage Ring, Electron-Ion Collider

Christoph Montag

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Electron-Ion Collider
Bldg. 911B
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4820
montagc@bnl.gov

Christoph Montag is a physicist and the EIC Accelerator Design Group leader as well as the System Manager for the EIC Electron Storage Ring. After receiving his PhD from the University of Hamburg in 1997 he joined the commissioning team of the Accelerator Test Facility at KEK in Japan. In 1998, he returned to DESY to work on the HERA electron-proton collider. In 2001, Christoph joined the Collider-Accelerator Department at BNL, where he coordinated the low energy program at RHIC from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 he was tasked with chairing a working group to develop and evaluate a ring-ring scheme for the electron-ion collider eRHIC which eventually became the base of the EIC design. In 2016, Christoph was named Head of the EIC Accelerator Design Group, and since April 2020 he is also System Manager for the EIC Electron Storage Ring within the EIC directorate.

Expertise | Education | Publications


Expertise

Accelerator design, commissioning, and operations

Education

M.S., Physics, Philipps University of Marburg, 1993

PhD, Physics, University of Hamburg, 1997

Selected Publications

  • Montag C (2020) Polarized Electron and Hadron Beams at eRHIC. Proceedings of The 18th International Workshop on Polarized Sources, Targets, and Polarimetry — PoS(PSTP2019). doi: 10.22323/1.379.0009
  • Montag C (2019) eRHIC - an electron-ion collider at BNL. Proceedings of 23rd International Spin Physics Symposium — PoS(SPIN2018). doi: 10.22323/1.346.0158
  • Montag C (2015) RHIC as a low energy collider. Proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement — PoS(CPOD2014). doi: 10.22323/1.217.0041
  • Montag C, Fedotov A (2013) RHIC Low Energy Acceleration. Proceedings of 8th International Workshop on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement — PoS(CPOD 2013). doi: 10.22323/1.185.0044
  • Montag C, Fischer W (2009) Head-on beam-beam compensation investigation in an electron-ion collider using weak-strong simulations. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevstab.12.084001
  • Montag C (2008) Beam–beam dynamics in an electron–ion collider with detector-integrated dipole. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 587:145–150. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.12.014
  • Montag C (2007) Emittance growth due to crab crossing imperfections in electron–ion colliders. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 582:390–394. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.09.003
  • Montag C (2007) Ion beam emittance growth in LINAC-ring electron–ion colliders due to LINAC RF voltage fluctuations and spurious dispersion. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 581:581–585. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2007.07.060
  • MacKay WW, Montag C (2006) Comment on "Effect of a polarized hydrogen target on the polarization of a stored proton beam."Physical Review E. doi: 10.1103/physreve.73.028501
  • Montag C, Bonati R, Brennan JM, Butler J, Cameron P, Ganetis G, He P, Hirzel W, Jia LX, Koello P, Louie W, McIntyre G, Nicoletti A, Rank J, Roser T, Satogata T, Schmalzle J, Sidi-Yekhlef A, Sondericker J, Tallerico T (2006) Observation of helium flow induced beam orbit oscillations at RHIC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 564:26–31. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2006.03.030
  • Montag C, Kewisch J (2004) Commissioning of a first-order matched transition jump at the Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevstab.7.011001
  • Montag C, Kewisch J, Trbojevic D, Schmidt F (2002) Overcoming a fast transverse instability by means of octupole-induced tune spread in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevstab.5.084401
  • Montag C, D'Imperio N, Kewisch J, Lee R (2002) Tomographic phase space reconstruction during rebucketing in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams. doi: 10.1103/physrevstab.5.082801
  • Montag C (1996) Active stabilization of mechanical quadrupole vibrations for linear colliders. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 378:369–375. doi: 10.1016/0168-9002(96)00451-2
  • Rathmann F, Montag C, Fick D, Tonhäuser J, Brückner W, Gaul H-G, Grieser M, Povh B, Rall M, Steffens E, Stock F, Zapfe K, Braun B, Graw G, Haeberli W (1993) New method to polarize protons in a storage ring and implications to polarize antiprotons. Physical Review Letters 71:1379–1382. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.71.1379
Christoph Montag

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Electron-Ion Collider
Bldg. 911B
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-4820
montagc@bnl.gov