Mr Andrey Abramov

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John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, Royal Holloway

Personal profile

I completed an MSci Physics degree with First Class Honours at Royal Holloway University of London in 2012. For my final year project, I worked on testing and developing particle tracking algorithms for Beam Delivery Simulation (BDSIM).

I completed a PhD in Accelerator Physics at Royal Holloway University of London in 2020. The focus of my project is the development of novel simulation techniques to study heavy-ion beam collimation for high-energy accelerators including the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the High-Energy LHC (HE-LHC), and the hadron Future Circular Collider (FCC-hh). During my PhD, I spent 18 months at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), performing research for my thesis.



Research interests

My main research interests are in large-scale simulations of energy depositions and charged particle backgrounds in accelerator beamlines. I am also involved in developing the software and analysis tools for those simulations. 

I have performed studies of ion beam collimation for the LHC, FCC-hh, and HE-LHC using integrated simulation tools that include particle tracking and particle-matter interactions. The software packages I have used for the studies include BDSIM and the SixTrack-FLUKA coupling, as well as MADX, Geant4, and others.

I am part of the development team for BDSIM. I have worked on particle tracking algorithms, Monte Carlo processes for ion-matter interactions, and statistical uncertainties in simulation data sets in BDISM. I've also worked extensively on pyg4ometry, a Python package for rapid design of geometry models for Geant4, BDSIM, FLUKA, and automatic conversion between different formats. The main programming languages I use are Python and C++.





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