The numerical efforts of the Particle Beam Physics Group focus on four areas:
The modeling of entire high-brightness beams, starting from the production by a rf photo-gun, the beam propagation through the linear accelerator and its applications, such as the Free-Electron Laser. These start-2-end simulations require a chain of several accelerator codes, where the particle and field distribution is exchanged between these codes.
The design of rf cavities and magnets, such as 1.6 cell S-band gun, the PWT linac and accelerator, transverse deflecting rf cavities and dielectric loaded slab structures as well as electric and permanent magnets (dipole, quadrupole, sextupole, solenoid and undulator)
Plasma dynamics of over- and underdense plasmas, interacting with electron beams and radiation fields.
The active development of numerical codes such as Genesis and Parmela.