U.S. Particle Accelerator School

International School

Joint International Accelerator School
Beam Loss & Accelerator Protection
November 5-14, 2014
held in Newport Beach, California

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Current Program

USPAS sponsored by
Old Dominion University
January 19-30, 2015
held in Hampton, Virginia

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Next Program

USPAS sponsored by
Rutgers University
June 15-26, 2015
held in East Brunswick, New Jersey

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Special Notice

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Dr. Daniel Brandt, Head of the CERN Accelerator School from 2002 to 2010. Daniel not only continued the very high standard of course offerings, he also strengthened the CERN Accelerator School's position in the international world of accelerator physics. Daniel reinvigorated the Joint International Accelerator School after a ten-year hiatus, thus strengthening the ties between the world's two finest regional programs in accelerator education.

He will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues, past and present, and the USPAS along with the CERN Accelerator School join together in sending their deepest condolences to his family.

Accelerator Tutorials

How a Linear Accelerator Works - HD

This video from the Elekta Corporation shows how a linear accelerator (linac) works. In particular, the video explains the layout and functioning of an accelerator designed for cancer therapy but the general principles apply to linacs for many uses. Used with permission: Elekta Corporation

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