Arcidosso, a medieval town in Southern Tuscany in Italy, hosted four successful international workshops on nonlinear beam dynamics and collective effects in the last decade of the past century. Tens of experts on beam dynamics in particle accelerators and mathematicians of non-linear dynamics participated. A new edition of the Arcidosso workshop is now organized as an ideal continuation of the work that, 20 years ago, helped the establishment of theories, techniques and accelerator designs of current operational colliders, synchrotron light sources and linear accelerators-driven light sources.
The event is an "ICFA mini-workshop" organized by Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. and by Comune of Arcidosso, with the sponsorship of INFN-Bologna, “Scuola Normale Superiore" of Pisa, and ICFA.
The workshop will review the advances made in the past two decades on the manipulation, in linear and circular accelerators, of high brightness particle charged beams. While still in the framework of nonlinear beam dynamics and collective effects, the workshop will update its content on the basis of state-of-the-art technologies and scientific results obtained at existing accelerator facilities. Challenges and solutions, proposed or implemented, for the operation of third and fourth generation storage rings and circular colliders, as well as radiofrequency linacs for Compton/Thomson light sources and free electron lasers, will be reviewed and discussed. Constructive interaction between communities of linear and circular accelerators will be encouraged, such as, for instance, in the investigation of a complementarity between single-pass and recirculating light sources in energy, timing and spectral operational modes.
On the 22nd of September, at the end of the workshop, a "Discussion on Science and Society" led by Prof. C. Pellegrini (SLAC and UCLA) and Dr. Massimo Cornacchia (SLAC, retired), open to the public, will be given at the "Theater of Unanimi" in Arcidosso.