Jim Amundson

Jim Amundson Jim Amundson, deputy head of the Computational Physics Department and leader of the Computational Physics for Accelerators Group, wrote this column. In an era when the field of particle physics is looking to decide what accelerator projects to pursue, accelerator modeling expertise is of tremendous importance. Fermilab’s Synergia simulation tool is helping accelerator experts here and at CERN optimize their machines and plan for the future. A little over 10 years ago, a small accelerator modeling team at…