Accelerator Physics

Investigation of particle and photon beams and their mutual interactions with the goal of developing novel accelerators or radiation devices. Some current topics are production and acceleration of high-brightness electron beams for linear colliders and free electron lasers; beam dynamics in ionization cooling for muon colliders and neutrino factories; self-amplified spontaneous emission for intense, coherent x-rays; miniature IR radiation source via Smith-Purcell process using electron microscope beams; phase-space evolution of synchrotron radiation beams and quantum particle beams.

Kwang-Je Kim

Professor (part-time); Associate Director for Research: Accelerator Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory. For more information about Professor Kim, please visit his webpage.


Young-Kee Kim

Professor; Chair, Department of Physics. For more information about Professor Kim, please visit her webpage.


Sergei Nagaitsev

Professor (part-time); Head of Accelerator Science Programs, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. For more information about Professor Nagaitsev, please visit his webpage.


For even more information about accelerator physics at Chicago, including additional researchers, please visit the beam science webpage.