Seminar Details

The Future of Accelerator R&D

Stuart Henderson, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
Thursday, April 11, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415

Accelerator Science is the engine that powers much of Discovery Science. Its impact spans fields ranging from Particle and Nuclear Physics to Biological sciences. Meanwhile, accelerator technology developed for Discovery Science increasingly finds application in fields ranging from medicine to national security. Accelerator Science seeks to understand and overcome limitations along a number of axes, including beam energy, beam power, beam phase-space density, accelerating gradient, photon beam brightness and coherence, and accelerator size and cost. This presentation will summarize the principal challenges in Accelerator Science and outline the paths for research and development that will allow the field to construct the accelerators of the future. Particular emphasis will be given to the future needs of accelerators on the Intensity Frontier of Particle Physics.