Chris Rogers read Physics at Somerville College Oxford (MPhys, 2002) and completed his PhD thesis, 'Beam Dynamics in a Muon Ionisation Cooling Channel' under Ken Long in 2007 working on the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE). He subsequently joined the Intense Beams Group at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) where he has worked on modelling particle accelerators together with design for high acceptance, tight focussing lattices suitable for use in ionisation cooling channels.
Chris has a detailed knowledge of beam dynamics, with particular specialisation in linear and non-linear dynamics in solenoid systems, and several years experience as a software developer, using C++ and Python programming languages. In addition, Chris has knowledge of particle physics detector design and modelling.
Chris played a leading role in the International Design Study for a Neutrino Factory and Neutrino Factory portion of EuroNu, coordinating the muon front end design in these international studies. He went on to manage the computing and software work package of the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment, coordinating a team to develop the slow controls software, accelerator simulation, detector readout and reconstruction. Subsequently he led the experimental design and analysis team, which delivered the first demonstration of ionisation cooling.
Chris is now working on high acceptance lattices such as FFA rings. He is contributing to development of the OPAL code in collaboration with Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland and FFA ring development in collaboration with Kyoto University in Japan.