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John Adams Institute

The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science is a joint venture between the Physics department at Royal Holloway and the Nuclear and Particle Physics sub-department at the University of Oxford. The main John Adams Institute webpage can be found here. The group is involved in many aspects of accelerator science, we develop novel electron accelerator diagnostics, such as laser-wire transverse emittance measurement devices, resonant cavity beam position monitors and beam generated radiation monitoring. We are also involved with various studies devoted to the realisation of a high energy linear collider, including the International Linear Collider (ILC) and also the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). We are also developing state of the art codes to simulate beam losses in high energy accelerators (Simulation) and will apply these to LHC and possible LHC upgrades. To see more detail on current activities take a look at the JAI Twiki web John Adams Institute Research Web


PhD Opportunity at Diamond Light Source

Diamond is a 3rd Generation Light Source built to provide a high intensity radiation beams from far infrared to X-ray region, and is the largest electron beam based facility in the UK. The diagnostic possibilities supplied by the intense light emitted from the beam are currently in very high demand by applied scientists from many research disciplines.

Its performance is limited by an onset of so-called "microbunch instabilities" which appear when the beam charge exceeds a certain threshold, and John Adams Institute at Royal Holloway is involved in a project to investigate the nature of the instabilities through the analysis of micro-wave radiation emitted by the electrons. The purpose is to understand the origin of the instabilities and develop a strategy for controlling them.

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of a PhD studentship working on this project. The student would be working on diagnostics to monitor the nature of the emitted radiation, as well as developing mathematical tools to understand the physics of the generation of the light, and the project would involve a substantial amount of time working at Diamond, as well as with the accelerator physics academics at Royal Holloway.

Interested candidates should direct questions to Dr Stephen Molloy and Dr Pavel Karataev. To submit an application for this position, please complete the application form found here -- also, in order that your application be considered in a timely fashion, Dr Karataev and Dr Molloy would be very grateful if you could email them a copy of the completed forms.


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