Old Dominion University Center for Accelerator Science (CAS)
The Center for Accelerator Science, established in partnership with Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), aims to meet the nation's need for scientists who will advance the sciences and technologies of particle accelerators and light sources for use in basic science, applied science and industry.
For more about the Center for Accelerater Science, contact:
Jean Delayen, center director, at:
Old Dominion University (ODU) is Virginia's forward focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations,and the arts. In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion University operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth and a thriving distance-learning network.
The major areas of research in the Physics Department at ODU are:
Atomic, molecular and optical physics
Condensed matter and material physics
Nuclear and particle physics
Partnership with Jefferson Lab
ODU and Jefferson Lab have a strong research partnership in nuclear and accelerator physics. Many ODU faculty members are heavily involved in the experimental and theoretical nuclear physics program at Jefferson Lab. ODU and Jefferson Lab share the important objective of meeting the future national and international needs for well-trained accelerator scientists and together have established a Center for Accelerator Science in ODU's Physics Department.
Accelerator Science at Jefferson Lab
Jefferson Lab is a world leader in Superconducting Radio Frequency Accelerators. The lab has designed and processed more varieties and cavities and cryomodules than any place in the world. The accelerator physics group at Jeffeson lab is involved in designing future accelerators, such as the Electron-Ion Collider.
Graduate students in accelerator sciences and technologies will have access to state-of-the-art facilities at both ODU and Jefferson Lab. The fields of research at the Center include superconducting radiofrequency accelerating structures, accelerator design and light sources. Research projects include design of cavities for various proposed advanced accelerators, such as the International Linear Collider, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam and the Electron Light-Ion Collider.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
REU students will have opportunities to work on forefront research topics in nuclear physics and accelerator science.
Some areas of research include:
Detectors for nuclear and particle physics
Quantum Chromo Dynamics at high energy
Superconducting radio-frequency accelerating structures
Novel accelerator designs high-current, high-polarization electron guns
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