U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Current Program

USPAS sponsored by
Colorado State University
June 13-24, 2016
held in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Next Program

USPAS sponsored by
the University of California, Davis
January 16-27, 2017
held in Rohnert Park, California

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Hot Topics

  • Our thanks to Keysight Technologies for loaning the equipment that made our "Microwave Measurements" class possible.

  • Call for Nominations for the 2017 USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology.

  • We send our sincere thanks to Niowave, Inc for their very generous donation in support of our summer 2016 session.

  • Read Symmetry magazine's article on The Hottest Job in Physics.

  • The 2016 North American Particle Accelerator Conference has student grants available. Full details are available on this website.

  • Proceedings from the 2014 Joint International Accelerator School on Beam Loss and Accelerator Protection held in Newport Beach, CA have just been published as a CERN Yellow Report.

In Memoriam: Helen Edwards

Helen Edwards

Dr. Edwards was among the first recipients of the USPAS Prize for Achievement for Accelerator Physics & Technology in 1985, cited 'For Essential Contributions in Making the World's First Superconducting Synchrotron a Reality.'

From the Fermilab Newsroom...

Accelerator Tutorials

Rutgers 12" Cyclotron

Dr. Timothy Koeth (University of Maryland) teaches a course on cyclotron design at the USPAS. In this video he explains the building of a small cyclotron for student instruction. Used with permission: Dr. Timothy Koeth

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