Innovations in Accelerator Science

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL20A (San Jose Convention Center)
Particle accelerator systems have been key drivers for a broad array of fundamental discoveries and transformational scientific advances since the early 20th century. Since their inception, they have also been core components of U.S. technological innovation and economic competitiveness. Fundamental accelerator science provides the foundation in knowledge and workforce upon which major advances in accelerator-driven technologies will be based. The symposium will address the current state-of-the-art in accelerator research and survey the fundamental limitations affecting the acceleration, control, intensity, and quality of particle beams. It will also discuss what novel approaches can be used to substantially increase accelerating gradients and how developments in other fields can lead to new approaches in accelerator science and beam physics. Breakthroughs are foreseen in many areas, including ultra-high accelerating gradients using plasma wakefields that could open a new regime of high-energy linear lepton colliders; ultra-small “accelerators on a chip” using laser-driven dielectric structures; fully coherent compact-free electron X-ray sources for photon science; highly efficient accelerator power sources; and a variety of novel accelerator implementations for medical, industrial, and homeland security applications.
Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology
Saul Gonzalez Martirena, National Science Foundation
Barry C. Barish, California Institute of Technology
Lia Merminga, TRIUMF
Accelerator Perspectives
Anna Grassellino, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Accelerator Science at Fermilab and the World
Norbert Holtkamp, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Linac Coherent Light Source: Probing the Ultra-Small and Capturing the Ultra-Fast
Wim Leemans, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Future Accelerator Technologies
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