PHY962 Particle Accelerators

Organized by Martin Berz

MSU PHY962B - Particle Accelerators, is a live videoconferenced and web-based course part of VUBeam, MSU's Virtual University Beam Physics courses and degree programs. It consists of live lectures, downloadable audio and video of lectures, lecture notes, and interactive homework problems. The course will run live in the Fall term 1999 on Thursdays at 11:00 am eastern time, beginning on September 2.

Topics: Live videoconference presentations from sites of major accelerator sites outlining the properties and purposes of the respective devices. Included are Tevatron, LHC, RHIC, CEBAF, Hera, NLC, Muon Colliders, and many others.

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Local Support Course Material Prerequisites
Registration and Credit
Transmission Setup Lecture Notes and Video

Local Support

At various institutions participating in the program, local support is provided by designated senior contact persons. At present, the following institutions have such local representatives:


Contact Person



ANLJerry Nolen 630-252-6418
CEBAF Joe Bisognano 757-269-7521
CEBAF Johannes van 757-269-5034
DESYHelmut +49-40-8998-2381
DubnaIvan 7-095-64922
FNALLeo 630-840-4956
KFA JuelichSig Martin +49-2461-61-4740
LBNLSwapan Chattopadhyay 510-486-7217
MSU Martin Berz 517-333-6313
SPbSUSerge Andrianov  

Registered course users may contact any of the representatives at the nearest institution.

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Course Material

All course material including lecture notes and videos of the lectures can be found here.

For each of the lectures homework problems are assigned. They are fully interactive over the web and based on the WebCOSY system developed in the Beamtheory and Dynamical Systems Group at MSU.

The grade for the course is determined by the performance with the homework problems.

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Registration and Credit

To register for the course, please visit Students that are enrolled as degree candidates may also enroll through the regular MSU computer or telephone enrollment system.

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