U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Next Sessions

USPAS winter session
Sponsored by Texas A&M University
Held Online via Zoom
January 25 – February 19, 2021
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USPAS summer session
Sponsored by Stony Brook University
Held in Melville, New York
June 14 - 25, 2021
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  • Check out the new OWLE Colloquium & Seminar Series (online), with monthly colloquia on broad topics in particle accelerator physics, and biweekly seminars on machine learning in accelerator simulations.

  • Eric Prebys has recorded an abbreviated online version of his USPAS undergraduate-level Accelerator Fundamentals course. Lectures are available on his website.

*** COVID-19 Update ***

Our winter session with Texas A&M University will be offered online and will be expanded to 4 weeks from January 25 - February 19, 2021 with classes held via Zoom. Preliminary details can be found here. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

Helmut Wiedemann, 1938 - 2020

Helmut Wiedemann

It is with great sadness that we report Prof. Helmut Wiedemann’s passing on September 23, 2020 in Thailand. Helmut was a remarkably productive scientist and professor at Stanford University and served as our Director from 2002-2006. But he was much more than that, he was a dear friend for more than 30 years who left a wonderful legacy of positive impact on our students and the community. Helmut designed and built the hands-on measurement labs in our Fundamentals course. Many fondly remember the popcorn and cookie tins he adapted to demonstrate aspects of RF cavities. Helmut was a gifted lecturer and inspired many while teaching at our symposium-style schools, our university-style schools and our international schools. His textbooks, including the now 4th edition Particle Accelerator Physics are among our most-often used and have had high impact in our field. Helmut’s legacy lives on in every student who attends the USPAS. We will miss him.