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DOE funds new Cornell accelerator science trainee program

The Department of Energy has chosen Cornell and three partner institutions to establish the new DOE Tigner Traineeship in Accelerator Science program, funding the program with a $4.4 million grant. The program’s goal is to “produce a diverse body of broadly educated fellows” in areas targeted by DOE’s Office of Science, including RF superconducting structures, high brightness electron sources for linear accelerators, physics of large accelerators and system engineering, and operation of large-scale accelerator systems.

The program is named after Maury Tigner, Hans A. Bethe Professor Emeritus, a pioneer of accelerator physics.
“The multi-institutional nature of this traineeship program is foundational, enabling it to have wide topical coverage,” said Matthias Liepe, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), who is principal investigator for the program.
Cornell co-investigators are Georg Hoffstaetter, professor of physics, and Jared Maxson, associate professor of physics (both A&S). Arizona State University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Chicago are the partner institutions.
Fellows in the program will receive structured training in modern accelerator science and technology and be embedded as students in labs. The program curriculum includes academic courses, mini-courses in specialized topics, professional development, and research and team science. It also includes collaboration with scientists at the DOE National Laboratories and an internship at a National Laboratory.

Read the full story on the College of Arts & Sciences website.

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