Swapan Chattopadhyay is a particle accelerator physicist noted for his pioneering contributions of innovative concepts, techniques and developments in high energy particle colliders, coherent and incoherent light sources, ultrafast sciences in the femto- and atto- second regimes, superconducting linear accelerators and various applications of interaction of particle and light beams.


  • Physics


  • Northern Illinois University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (2014–)
  • Cockcroft Institute (2007–2014)
  • Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster, UK (2007–2014)
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (2001–2007)
  • University of California at Berkeley (1974–1982, 1984–2001, 2010–)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1976–1982, 1984–2001)
  • CERN (1982–1984, 2008–)

Known for

  • Particle accelerator science and technology


  • Fellow of American Physical Society,
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science,
  • Institute of Physics (UK), and
  • the Royal Society of Arts (UK)

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