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The 1st Korea Particle Accelerator School (KOPAS)

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


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