U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Winter 2020 USPAS Session

University of California San Diego
We are no longer accepting applications for this session
Location & Dates:
San Diego, California
January 13 - 24, 2020

Computer Lab Schedule

General Program Information

Courses run in parallel so students may take one two-week full course OR two one-week half courses. Each two-week course is eligible for 4 quarter units of academic credit from UC San Diego Extension.

January 13 - 24, 2020

Students successfully completing one of the following courses will earn 2 quarter units of academic credit through UC San Diego Extension. To clarify: UC San Diego Extension will award credit for students attending one week of the USPAS

January 13-17, 2020

January 20 - 24, 2020

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 the University of California San Diego. 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 9, 2019 deadline date.

Scholarship requests must include 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; one letter of recommendation. USPAS scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.

NEW TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The Division of Physics of Beams (DPB) of the American Physical Society is offering 5 to 8 travel scholarships to USPAS students. Applicants must be members of the DPB (note that student membership is free for the first year). The DPB scholarship will cover travel expenses and your USPAS scholarship will cover housing and your registration fee. We anticipate scholarships of $500.00 and possibly higher for those with anticipated higher cost points of travel origin. These scholarships are open to domestic and international students who meet the usual USPAS scholarship requirements (required documents listed above). You can enroll for DPB membership here  https://www.aps.org/membership/ and more details on eligibility and the selection criteria can be found at DPB Scholarship Details.

The Registration Fee is $1,700.00 if your Application Form is received before October 1, 2019; after October 1, 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 October 1, 2019 - you must send in an Application Form before October 1, 2019.

Single hotel rooms are available for $173.00 plus tax per night and a double room (shared by 2 people) will be $86.50 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.

Deadline for scholarship requests: September 9, 2019
Deadline for lower registration fee: October 1, 2019