Beam Physics and Accelerator Research at NIU

Thank you for visiting our site. We created this page is to introduce you to our research on beam physics and accelerator technology. We are headquartered in the Physics Department of Northern Illinois University.

Our "mission statement" is to develop the premier university accelerator physics program in the State of Illinois while leveraging and enhancing the major local accelerator research facilities at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).

The confluence of these major facilities makes northern Illinois an ideal location for accelerator research and development.One feature of the discipline of accelerator physics is that it uses tools from a wide range of specialties. Consequently, new tools for accelerator physics likewise are generally useful in other specialties.

Our "subsidiary mission" is, therefore, to "map" new generic techniques we develop for the study of nonequilibrium beams onto diverse problems in astrophysics, plasmas, fluids, etc.

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