Ernest courant traineeship

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Ernest Courant Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering

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Stony Brook University in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Cornell University (CU) and FERMI National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) is establishing the Ernest Courant Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering supported by a 5-year grant from the High Energy Office of the US Department of Energy. This novel program is named after eminent accelerator physicist, Ernest Courant, who lay the foundation of modern accelerator science. At SBU the traineeship is a part of the Center for Accelerator Physics and Education (CASE) – the

The main goal of the program is to train scientists and engineers in the field of accelerator sciences with a focus in the four areas identified as the DOE Mission Critical Workforce Needs in Accelerator Science and Engineering: (a) Physics of large accelerators and systems engineering; (b) Superconducting radiofrequency accelerator physics and engineering; (c) Radiofrequency power system engineering and (d) Cryogenic systems engineering (especially liquid helium systems).

The graduate level curriculum consists of courses and practical training at accelerator facilities of the collaborating institutions, and thesis requirements. Each of participant will have a supervisor to guide the training. Every graduate student – PhD, MS/MSI, ME - successfully completing the traineeship program will be issued a Certificate in Accelerator Science and Engineering (for which approval is being sought) with specializations including the four areas listed above. The expectation is that the traineeship can be completed in two years and students can pursue their research interest beyond the program (for example, complete their PhD). Undergraduate students can enter the program via a dedicated summer internship program at BNL.

If you are interested in this unique traineeship in 21st century accelerator sciences and want to know details, please contact one of professors involved in the program:

  • Thomas Hemmick
  • Vladimir Litvinenko
  • Ji Liu
  • Jon Longtin
  • Jayant Parekh
  • Thomas Robertazzi
  • Navid Vafaei-Najafabadi