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Mike Syphers

Research Professor
Department of Physics
Northern Illinois University

Deputy Director,
Northern Illinois Center
for Accelerator and Detector Development
last updated July 2016

Accelerator and Beam Physics at NIU

The NIU Accelerator and Beam Physics research group participates in a wide variety of projects and investigations into the efficient acceleration and transport of high intensity particle beams for research at accelerator facilities around the globe.  The faculty and research team pursues studies in high performance beam physics computations, beam instrumentation and diagnostics, and the theory and experimental verification of fundamental particle beam dynamics.  Several faculty members have joint appointments with national accelerator laboratories and collaborate with colleagues around the world in high-priority accelerator projects and accelerator-driven experiments in a variety of disciplines.
Contact Information

Department of Physics
La Tourette Hall, Room 204
Nothern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL   60115

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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)    PhysAccs
Publications  ---  inSPIRES   arXive  JACoW
Laboratory Reports  ---    Fermilab-Beams-doc  Muon g-2 docs 

Current Projects ---   FCC Study   Muon g-2   srEDM   REDTOP   Mu2e   Polarized Proton Beams

Research Group

Recent Teaching

NIU -- PHYS 659 (2016) (2017); PHYS 474/790 (2017)

USPAS -- Fundamentals (U. Texas, 2016), Fundamentals (ODU, 2015),
                 Design of Electron Storage Rings (MSU, 2012), Fundamentals (U. Texas, 2012)

Other -- Exotic Beams Summer School (ANL, 2012) (ANL, 2017)
              Hadron Collider Physics Summer School (FNAL, 2012)

MSU -- PHY 905 (2011);  PHY 232 (2012)  (2013) (2014)

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Mike Syphers
Northern Illinois University


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