Sarah Schröder at the CERN Accelerator summer school 2018 in Tuusula,Finland. Photograph: Private
A Graduate Education Program at DESY in Cooperation with Universität Hamburg
Sarah Schröder, PhD student at Campus Bahrenfeld, received a PIER travel grant and went to the CERN Accelerator summer school 2018 on Beam Instrumentation in Tuusula, Finland. Here is her report.
The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) holds training courses on a very broad spectrum of
accelerator physics and related technologies. In June 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the very
rare course on beam instrumentation in Tuusula, Finland. It was a two-weeks course consisting of
lectures and hands-on courses. The lectures conveyed the theoretical basics of beam
instrumentation, while in the hands-on courses the acquired knowledge could be directly applied in
experiments. As beam instrumentation is a highly interdisciplinary field of research and
development, both students and teachers had very different professional backgrounds. Engineers as
well as technicians and scientists were represented, which has significantly broadened the
perspective of any discussion.
As I contribute to the development and commissioning of an electron beamline, the course already
has a major impact on my day-to-day work and my understanding of the experimental setup.
In summary, this intensive course not only immensely increased my knowledge of beam
instrumentation, but was also a very motivating experience. I had very interesting encounters with
other students and teachers, which makes me feel at ease in my current scientific environment.
I would like to sincerely thank the PIER team for their strong support during my entire PhD
program and in especially for the financial support of this enriching course in Tuusula. Kiitos!
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