Thursday, May 4, 2017
East Bridge 201
Physics Research Conference
Physics and Material Science at the Heart of Modern Particle Accelerators: Limits and Promise of Superconducting Accelerator Technologies
Anna Grassellino, Deputy Division Head, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
This talk will give an overview of the forefront accelerator technology R&D that is being conducted at Fermilab and other national laboratories. It will include the dramatic leaps in superconducting RF technology (SRF), that enable a series of highly efficient user facilities in Basic Energy Sciences, Nuclear physics, Fusion and High Energy Physics. Application of the SRF technology towards Quantum Computing will be discussed. It will be a journey into the mistery of the SRF cavities surface nanostructure, and will highlight the key role of surface science in the progress of superconducting accelerator technologies.