Dr. Mike Seidel

seidel red.jpg Accelerator Physicist
Acting Head Large Research Facilities (GFA)

Paul Scherrer Institute
5232 Villigen-PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 33 78
E-mail: mike.seidel@psi.ch

Education and Professional Experience

Study of Nuclear Physics at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany
engineering physicist at DESY/Hamburg, working on the 920GeV proton storage ring: quench protection for superconducting magnets, transmission line characteristics of magnet chain, commissioning with beam
later, dissertation in accelerator physics at DESY (University of Hamburg), Advisor: Prof.E.Lohrmann, topics: proton beam collimation and background minimization at the HERA experiments, particle diffusion and halo generation processes
later, research associate at DESY, topics: beam cleaning and detector background control at HERA, Linear Collider developments, design of beam dump / exit window for the TESLA test facility
research associate at SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), Accelerator Research Department, Prof.R.Siemann: wakefield instrumentation of RF structures, wakefield probing using adjustable pilot and probe bunches, W-band [mm-wave] accelerating structures
return to DESY/Hamburg, topics: luminosity upgrade of HERA, beam optics and geometry of the new interaction region incl. synchrotron radiation backgrounds and absorbers, project management
later, head of the vacuum group for all warm vacuum systems at DESY (~10km of system), topics: commissioning of HERA II, detector background problems, beam based alignment in interaction region, components for FLASH facility at DESY, design and construction of the vacuum system for PETRA III, design of the warm vacuum system for the XFEL project
since 7/06
Paul Scherrer Institut, division head Accelerator Operation and Development (ABE), responsible for operation of PSI accelerators and focusing on the high intensity proton accelerator (HIPA) for muon and neutron beam generation, in parallel active for the Center for Proton Therapy, covering technical aspects of proton therapy, gantry development project

Present Research Interests

High Intensity Hadron Accelerators and Cyclotrons Medical Accelerators

Past Research Interests

Electron Storage Rings and Synchrotron Radiation Linear Accelerators Circular Collider (HERA) Accelerators in General
  • Particle Accelerators, chapter in Vacuumelectronic Devices, Eichmeier and Thumm: M.Seidel and K.Zapfe, Particle Accelerators, Springer (2008)

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