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Mike Syphers

Michigan State University

Accelerator Physics at

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University has a long history of innovative advancements in accelerator science for use in nuclear physics.  The latest in this line will be the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), scheduled to come on-line near the end of this decade.  Toward the goal of efficient acceleration of high intensity particle beams, at FRIB and other facilities as well, the MSU/NSCL/FRIB Accelerator Physics faculty and staff members pursue studies in superconducting radio frequency accelerating devices, intense ion sources, beam instrumentation and diagnostics, and fundamental particle beam dynamics. These efforts not only lead MSU toward world-class facilities on campus but maintain an MSU presence in the world efforts on particle accelerators and beam physics.
Contact Information

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI   48824
syphers at

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Textbook  ---  An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators
                       by D. A. Edwards and M. J. Syphers;  John Wiley & Sons (1993)  
Publications  ---  inSPIRES   arXive  JACoW  MSUscholars
Laboratory Reports  ---    Fermilab-Beams-doc  Muon g-2 docs 

Projects ---    ReA  FRIB  Muon g-2    FCC Study   srEDM    Polarized Proton Beams

Research Group

Recent Teaching

MSU -- PHY 905 (2011) (2015);  PHY 232 (2012)  (2013) (2014) (2015)
USPAS -- Fundamentals (U Texas, 2012), Design of Electron Storage Rings (MSU, 2012)
              20-year anniversaryFundamentals (ODU, 2015), Fundamentals (U. Texas, 2016)
Other -- Exotic Beams Summer School (ANL, 2012)
              Hadron Collider Physics Summer School (FNAL, 2012)

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Mike Syphers
Professor of Physics

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University

last updated March 2015