U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Current Program

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

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Next Program

USPAS sponsored by
Northern Illinois University
June 12-23, 2017
held in Lisle, Illinois

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(Application Form will be available this winter)

Hot Topics

  • Many thanks to MKS Instruments, SAES Getters and UC Components for their generosity in providing demo pumps, vacuum instruments and vacuum hardware in support of our "Vacuum Science and Technology for Accelerator Vacuum Systems" course

  • Carry out your thesis research through GEAR at Cornell University. Details available here...

  • Indiana University has reinstated the IU/USPAS master's degree program! Please visit this webpage for full details

  • Interested in being a USPAS Teaching Assistant or Grader? Please contact us at uspas@fnal.gov

  • Alex Chao, Anna Grassellino and Alexander Romanenko will receive the 2017 USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology

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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