The 1st Korea
Particle Accelerator School (KOPAS)
The Rare Isotope Science Project (RISP) at the Institute for Basic Science
(IBS; President: Se-Jung Oh) held the 1st Korea Particle Accelerator School
(KOPAS) on the Sejong Campus of Korea University (Nongshim International Hall)
from December 10th to 14th.
The KOPAS program was conducted for 5 days with special lectures on
accelerator science by international authorities who are members of the United
States Particle Accelerator School (USPAS).
There were four lectures including “Accelerator Basics” on the first day;
three lectures, including “Linac Overview”, on the second day; three lectures,
including “Cryogenics”, on the third day; four lectures, including “Beam
Transport”, on the fourth day; and three lectures, including “Experimental
Systems”, were held on the last day, respectively.
This program was attended by over 50 young and rising scientists from
related universities and research institutes in Korea, including Seoul National
University, Sungkyunkwan University, Gwangju Institute of Science and
Technology, National Cancer Center, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), and
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the four Asian countries of
China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the United States.
This program was prepared for the first time to foster new experts in
related fields such as accelerators, beam physics, ion sources, and
experimental systems because of the limited circumstances of experts in Korea
with constructing accelerators. This program helped in heightening the
international awareness of heavy-ion accelerators, the discovering and
fostering of future user groups at home and abroad, and the constructing of a
system of organic cooperation with advanced educational institutions overseas,
including the United States.
RISP Director Sun Kee Kim stated, “While massive
research and development (R & D) user facilities such as accelerators are
shared by the scientific community across the globe, it is the common reality
that skilled researchers with appropriate research competence related to the
construction and use of accelerators are insufficient” and added that he
expects the KOPAS program to be a “good opportunity for countries advanced in
accelerators to elevate their existing competence and for latecomer nations
that are new to accelerator science to accumulate their own competence.”
Information and Collaboration Team