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Very basic physics courses.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • You will learn how electrons can create light

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

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

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

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Very basic physics courses.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Accelerators for Synchrotron Light

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Photon light sources and MAX IV

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Spallation sources and ESS

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 15 min), 7 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
7 readings
The discovery of the neutron5m
Neutron sources - Extra reading10m
Neutron E-Learning platforms10m
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

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Particle Colliders

3 hours to complete
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
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Top reviews from Introduction to Particle Accelerators (NPAP MOOC)

By NSOct 21st 2019

Excellent course to get introduced and enhance interest in the field of particle accelerators

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