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Swapan Chattopadhyay 

General Information: 

  • President's Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor
  • Professor and Director of Accelerator Research, NIU
  • Distinguished Scientist, Fermilab
  • Visiting Professor, University of Oxford
  • Honorary Scientific Associate, CERN
  • Fellow: APS (USA), AAAS (USA), F Inst. P (UK), FRSA (UK)
  • Member, Beam Dynamics Panel, IFCFA
  • Chair: APS Division of Physics Beams (2007-2010)
  • Member: DESY Science Council (2007-2013)
  • International Editorial Board, RAST, World Scientific
  • Inaugural Director, Cockcroft Institute and Sir John Cockcroft Chair of Physics, UK (2007-2014)
  • Associate Laboratory Director, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, USA (2001-2007)
  • Founding Director (CBP), Senior Scientist, Deputy for General Sciences and Professor in the Graduate School, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, USA (1984-2001)
  • Scientific Associate, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland (1982-1984)
  • PH.D. (Physics). University of California at Berkeley (1982)

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Research Interests and Lab Capabilities:

  • Particle Accelerator Physics. Colliders and Free Electron Lasers. Non Linear Dynamics. Quantum Sensors.

National and International projects: 

  • AWAKE, LHC, FCC, ALPHA (CERN); g-2, DUNE, FAST/IOTA, ADMX (FNAL)

Swapan Chattopadhyay

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