2022 Bmad/Tao School
Bmad is an object oriented, open source, subroutine library for charged-particle dynamics simulations in accelerators and storage rings. Tao is a general purpose simulation program (much like MAD) built with Bmad as its calculational engine.
There is a long list of things Bmad can do such as:
- Design ERLs.
- Optics matching
- Particle tracking
- Polarized beams
- Nonlinear dynamics and Taylor maps
- Synchrotron radiation tracking
- Etc., etc.
Bmad is particularly adept and handling multi-pass beamlines, including proper phase control of RF cavities, and thus is an ideal tool for design and simulation of ERLs. Further information can be found at:
The course will cover how to create Bmad lattice files and how to use Tao to examine and design lattices. The course format will be "flipped classroom" with students reading and doing exercises from the "Tutorial to Bmad and Tao" tutorial (https://www.classe.cornell.edu/bmad/manual.html) aided by the teachers. Lectures on more advanced subjects may be given depending upon student interest.
Cost: There is no charge for this course.
Location: In person at Cornell University following the ERL 2022 workshop.
Prerequisites: Having a laptop is the only formal prerequisite. Familiarity with basic Linux commands and the command line along with knowledge of basic accelerator physics concepts will be assumed.
A place to ask questions is the Bmad/Tao workspace on Slack. To join follow the link:
If you have any problems joining the Slack workspace, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register if you plan to attend...