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

About the USPAS

Accelerator science and technology is inherently an integrative discipline that combines aspects of physics, computational science, electrical and mechanical engineering, and material science. As few universities offer full academic programs, the education of accelerator physicists and engineers has primarily relied on a combination of on-the-job training supplemented with intense courses at regional accelerator schools organized by the US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). To carry out its educational mission, the USPAS develops and updates courses suitable for universities that are delivered in two session per year since 1987. Teams of topical experts develop and teach our courses. Our courses are delivered with academic rigor to distinguish from seminar series and workshops. Major universities, in partnership with the national laboratories, underwrite the offerings. Within this administrative framework provided by the USPAS, universities across the nation offer our high-quality advanced technology courses for academic credit to serve the broad community of Accelerator Science & Engineering.

About USPAS

The U.S. Particle Accelerator School is a national intensive school that provides graduate-level training and workforce development in the science of particle beams and their associated accelerator technologies that are not otherwise available to the scientific and engineering communities...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions on the USPAS covering general organization, student financial support, international participation, university credit, the USPAS-Indiana University Master’s Program and the USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Science & Technology.

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Recognition and Accolades

USPAS recognitions and news relevant to the accelerator science and engineering community.

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USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics & Technology

The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology. The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis without bias to race, gender, and/or nationality.

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USPAS Teaching Awards

The USPAS presents our teaching award to faculty members who have taught more than a dozen classes. This is often referred to as the "Iron Man Award" since the endurance required is analogous to a triathlete.

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USPAS Directors

List of USPAS Directors, both past and present.

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USPAS Institutional Board

The USPAS Institutional Board reviews the performance of the USPAS Director and the effectiveness of the school and reports to the Fermilab Director.

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Director's Advisory Council

The USPAS Director's Advisory Council is convened by and reports to the USPAS Director to provide primary advice concerning strategic directions, evolving needs in workforce development in accelerator science and technology and advice concerning the USPAS sessions.

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Curriculum Sub-Committee

The Curriculum Committee provides input to the director on course curricula for USPAS sessions.

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USPAS Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct establishes and communicates the set of expectations that all members of the USPAS community shall follow.

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USPAS Diversity Statement

The USPAS values maintaining a diverse community.

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