U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Northern Illinois University and UT-Battelle 2019 Application Form

Sponsors:

Northern Illinois University and UT-Battelle

Course Dates:

Two-week full courses: Jan 21 - Feb 1, 2019
One-week half courses: Jan 21 - 25 and Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2019


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Background
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  •   : I am currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student. If your answer is yes, please tell us at what university you are enrolled*
  •   : I have previously attended the USPAS*
  •   : I have experience working with or as a user of particle accelerators*
  •   : I am employed by or am an intern at a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory*
  •   : My thesis work is being done at a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, Cornell University or Michigan State University*
Course Selection

  • Please choose from the following:

    One two-week full course Jan 21 - Feb 1, 2019 (Each two-week course earns 3 credit hours of NIU credit)

    Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab (UG level)
    Accelerator Physics
    Applied Electromagnetism: Magnet and RF Cavity Design

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  • Two one-week half courses (Each one-week course earns 1.5 credit hours of NIU credit. To be eligible for credit students must enroll in and successfully pass one course each week thereby earning 3 credits).

    Half courses Jan 21 - 25, 2019

    High-Power Targets for Accelerators
    Storage Rings for Precision Physics Applications -- Muon g-2
    Physics and Engineering of Undulators for Storage Ring and FEL Light Sources
    Beam-Based Diagnostics
    Wakefields and Collective Beam Instabilities

    Half courses Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2019

    Neutrino Beams
    Integrable Particle Dynamics in Accelerators
    Principles of Superconducting Linear Accelerators
    Design and Engineering of Modern Beam Diagnostics
    EPICS Control Systems (This class is limited to 20 students)

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  • One one-week half course only (Attendees may choose to audit a one week course. No enrollment at NIU, no credit earned).

    Half courses Jan 21 - 25, 2019

    High-Power Targets for Accelerators
    Storage Rings for Precision Physics Applications -- Muon g-2
    Physics and Engineering of Undulators for Storage Ring and FEL Light Sources
    Beam-Based Diagnostics
    Wakefields and Collective Beam Instabilities

    Half courses Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2019

    Neutrino Beams
    Integrable Particle Dynamics in Accelerators
    Principles of Superconducting Linear Accelerators
    Design and Engineering of Modern Beam Diagnostics
    EPICS Control Systems (This class is limited to 20 students)


Financial Support

To be considered for financial support you must submit four documents: an application form; a cover letter explaining why the USPAS is important to your career and describing prior research experience, work with or as a user of particle accelerators; your CV; at least one letter of recommendation.

Note: International students requesting a scholarship who are NOT from U.S. visa-waiver countries must already be in possession of a visa that is valid for the entire period of the USPAS session. A copy of your visa must be faxed (630-840-8500) to the USPAS before the September 14 deadline date.

Deadlines will be strictly enforced. You may fax your documents to 630-840-8500, email them to uspas@fnal.gov or send them via snail mail to the address below. Students receiving financial support must share housing.

No financial support requested
Registration fee requested
Room, half-board & registration fee requested

Participation is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. International participants not currently residing in the U.S. may apply to attend the program and may request financial sponsorship but they may not earn credit from Northern Illinois University. Note: International students requesting a scholarship who are NOT from U.S. visa-waiver countries must already be in possession of a visa that is valid for the entire period of the USPAS session. A copy of your visa must be faxed (630-840-8500) to the USPAS before September 14, 2018.

To be considered for financial support you must submit four documents: an application form; a cover letter explaining why the USPAS is important to your career and describing prior research experience, work with or as a user of particle accelerators; your CV; at least one letter of recommendation. USPAS scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.

The Registration Fee is $1,700.00 if your Application Form is received before September 14, 2018; after September 14, 2018 the fee is $1,800.00. The Registration Fee is $1,200.00 for participants attending only one week of the program. Please note: you do not have to pay the Registration Fee by September 14, 2018, you must send in an Application Form before September 14, 2018.

Hotel rooms will be available at the FY2019 U.S. federal government hotel per diem rate (2019 rates will be released in September 2018). Using the current rate for planning purposes, a single room will be available for $98.00 plus tax per night and a double room (shared by 2 people) will be $49.00 plus tax per person per night. Rooms may be reserved at our rate 3 days before and after the program dates, based on hotel availability. We will update this website with actual rates after they are released in September.

Application deadline for scholarship requests and our lower registration fee: September 14, 2018