U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Joint International Accelerator School on
"Beam Loss and Accelerator Protection"

Sponsoring University:
Cost Estimate and General Information
University of New Mexico
Location & Dates:
Newport Beach, California, USA
November 5-14, 2014
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This school is intended for physicists and engineers who are or may be engaged in the design, construction, and/or operation of accelerators with high power photon or particle beams and/or accelerator sub-systems with large stored energy.


We will present the methods and technologies to identify, mitigate, monitor, and manage the technical risks associated with or operation of accelerators with high power beams or sub-systems with large stored energy the fault or failure modes of which can result in substantial damage to accelerator systems or significance interruption of facility operations. At the completion of the school the participants should be able understand the physical phenomena that can damage machine sub-systems or interrupt operations and to analyze an accelerator facility to produce register of technical risks and the corresponding risk mitigation and management strategies. Attendees residing in the U.S. are encouraged to enroll for University of New Mexico credit. Participants who successfully complete their coursework will earn 2 units of UNM graduate credit.

Program Details

Please see the Program for detailed start and end times. Participants are encouraged to stay for the length of the program. After an application form has been approved for attendance we will email a registration packet that will include instructions for sending in your registration fee payment, a link to make your housing reservation and a university enrollment form. Please see Cost Estimate and General Information for further details.


The USPAS will offer a limited number of scholarships. Both U.S. and international participants are welcome to request a scholarship on their Application Form. Please submit a CV/resume; cover letter explaining why this school is important to your career; and at least one letter of recommendation to uspas@fnal.gov or fax 630-840-8500. Scholarships are restricted to graduate students and postdocs. You may request a scholarship to cover your registration fee (includes 2 meals per day) and housing (shared with another attendee); we do not provide travel funds.

Participation is open to both U.S. and international participants. 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 the hosting university.

The Registration Fee is $1,000.00. Single hotel rooms are $138.00 plus state and local tax (currently 13% and $0.17) per night and a shared (2 people or "double") room is $69.00 plus state and local tax (currently 13% and $0.17) per night per person. Rooms may be reserved at our rate 3 days before and after the program dates, based on hotel availability.

Application Deadline Dates:
participants living outside the U.S. who are requesting financial support: 5:00 p.m. CST on August 15, 2014
all others: 5:00 p.m. CST on September 4, 2014