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Very basic physics courses.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    You will learn how electrons can create light

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    You will learn the basic principles of synchrotron light sources and MAX-IV

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    You will learn how protons can be accelerated in a linear accelerator and how they can produce neutrons by spallation at the ESS

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    You will learn what particle colliders are and what they can be used for

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Very basic physics courses.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study with 5-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Accelerators for Synchrotron Light

5 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Which type of light do we need?2m
Introduction to synchrotron accelerators2m
How does an accelerator for synchrotron radiation work?6m
The evolution of accelerators for synchrotron light2m
5 readings
Start and welcome!3m
Try an experiment - light10m
Try another experiment - detector10m
Try thinking with your hand - motion in a magnet10m
How magnets affect particles2m
4 practice exercises
Light and light sources20m
Accelerators to make light20m
The development of accelerators for synchrotron light20m
Accelerators for synchrotron light: Graded test30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Photon light sources and MAX IV

7 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Discovery of synchrotron radiation1m
General characteristics of synchrotron radiation3m
Bending magnets radiation1m
Wigglers and undulators3m
Free Electron Lasers2m
Configurations. SASE and seeding2m
3 readings
Welcome to the second module3m
Useful links about FELs10m
Links to further reading10m
5 practice exercises
Photon Light Sources20m
Critical wavelength20m
Bending magnets, wigglers and undulators20m
Free Electron lasers15m
Photon light sources:Graded test30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Spallation sources and ESS

7 videos (Total 15 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Neutron spallation sources2m
The basics of ESS56s
Challenges for the ESS accelerator1m
The ESS Accelerator4m
How to observe the ESS beam1m
To avoid melting the target37s
6 readings
The discovery of the neutron5m
Neutron sources - Extra reading10m
Introductory reading4m
ESS - Complementary information30m
The ESS accelerator - extra reading15m
More about ESS Beam Diagnostics30m
3 practice exercises
Introduction and Neutron science10m
ESS20m
Neutron science and ESS: Graded test30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Particle Colliders

9 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Going into matter, the standard model2m
Particle collider characteristics4m
Introduction to CERN56s
LHC main parameters and technological choices2m
Linear Colliders3m
ILC and CLIC5m
Future Circular Colliders2m
Conclusions1m
6 readings
Introduction to Particle Colliders10m
The Standard Model - further reading10m
Links particles and particle accelerators10m
More links10m
Existing CERN movies30m
Learning outcomes10m
5 practice exercises
Introduction to Particle Colliders30m
The LHC and its experiments20m
Linear Colliders20m
Future Circular Colliders5m
Particle colliders: Graded test30m

Instructors

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Sverker Werin

Professor, Accelerator physics, MAX IV
Department of Accelerator Physics at the The MAX IV Laboratory
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Francesca Curbis

Ph.d, Senior lecturer, Accelerator physics, Max IV
Department of Physics and MAX IV Laboratory
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Mats Lindroos

Adjunct professor in Particle Physics & Head of Accelerator Division at ESS
Particle Physics at Lund University & Accelerator Division, The European Spallation Source (ESS)
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Erik Adli

Associate Professor, High Energy Physics, University of Oslo (UiO)
Department of Physics, University of Oslo (UiO)

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. In addition, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is part of the university and works to advance strategies for sustainable solutions through cutting edge interdisciplinary research, high-quality innovative education, and effective communication and strong partnerships. ...

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