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CASE Accelerator Workshop 2010

The Center for Accelerator Science and Education (CASE) hosted an Accelerator Physics Workshop for high school physics teachers and students from July 26 - July 30 2010.

Accelerator Physics Workshop

The workshop is now over and was a splendid success!

  • Dates: July 26th - July 30th, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 - 4:00 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Application Deadline: June 7th, 2010
  • Instructor: Dr. Thomas K. Hemmick Distinguished Teaching Professor and Co-director of the Center for Accelerator Science and Education
  • Place: Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Fee: $25, to be refunded upon completion of the course
  • Maximum Enrollment: Teachers may bring 2-5 students, depending on availability
  • Credits: 30 hours/2 in-service credits
  • Target Audience: High school physics teachers and students

The Program

Accelerators are complex and versatile machines, whose applications are generally thought to be restricted to the realm of high-energy physics. However, the vast majority of accelerators are currently being used in the areas of medical physics and industry. Most notably, research has shown that accelerators are capable of providing medical treatments that produce results incomparable to any other modern techniques, and therefore they (and the scientists that operate them) are indispensable resources.

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In this one-week workshop, participants will:

  • become familiar with the structure of the atomic nucleus
  • learn about the mechanics of nuclear decay, accelerator mass spectroscopy
  • explore the medical applications of accelerator physics
  • understand the mechanics of an accelerator
  • design and utilize methods of manipulating and focusing a beam of charged particles
  • implement the 27Al (p,n) 27Si and 11B (p,n) 11C nuclear fusion reactions


As of June 7th, 2010 Registration is now closed. Registrants should send their conference "fee" in the form of a check to Center for Accelerator Science and Education or Stony Brook University at the below address.

C/O Richard Lefferts
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800


Participants from beyond Long Island may want to make accommodations to stay overnight during the workshop. There are several fine hotels with 10 miles of Stony Brook University. Also, the SBU Campus Residence Conference Housing will make some rooms available; rates range from $42 per night per person for double occupancy, no linen service to $59 per night for single occupancy with linens. Details can be provided by e-mail upon request.

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