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Advanced Wakefield Experiment (AWAKE)

11 Dec 2017

AWAKE PhD Studentship

We at UCL are one of the leading groups within the AWAKE collaboration. Our principle contribution to the experiment is the development of the AWAKE spectrometer which we will use to measure the energy spectrum of accelerated electrons. We are also developing possible applications of the AWAKE scheme to future particle physics experiments. The PhD studentship will focus on one or more more of these aspects:
  • Development and running of AWAKE spectrometer in order to measure the energy spectrum of accelerated electrons.
  • Design and development of AWAKE spectrometer for AWAKE Run 2, with possible electron energies of 10 GeV.
  • Design and development of physics case for future applications of AWAKE scheme to accelerate electrons to high energy.
Work on the spectrometer will involve all aspects from design, development, calibration and ultimately data analysis and publication of results. This would involve spending significant time at CERN, based there for at least one year. Development of the future programme will involve simulation and prototype testing. This will also require regular visits to CERN and other collaborating institutes.