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

Online summer 2021 Application Form

To accommodate the constraints of online learning, we are shortening the lecture hours per day to about half and doubling the number of days of our usual sessions. Courses that were previously 2-weeks in duration are now 4-weeks. Courses that previously were 1-week in duration are now 2-weeks. Courses will be conducted via Zoom videoconference software. Lectures will start at 10:00 am CST in a first “morning” session, followed by a break and an “afternoon” session. The duration and timing of these will be variable. But students should expect a roughly 5 hour daily window starting at 10:00 am CST to be filled by lectures, recitations, online labs, and the break. Instructors will schedule additional evening homework sessions with teaching assistant and grader help available to students. Class schedules and further details will be provided to enrolled students as we move forward.

Please note: the online format is intensive. Students should plan on 4+ hours per day of Zoom-based lectures, recitations, and labs, and additional time to study and carry out daily homework, project activities, and exams. Those planning concurrent work and study activities with the session should evaluate loads carefully.
Sponsor:
Stony Brook University

Online session

Course Dates:

Four-week full courses: June 7 - July 2, 2021
Two-week half courses: June 7 - 18 and June 21 - July 2, 2021


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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 am a graduate student enrolled in one of the three DOE Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeships: 1) Michigan State University’s Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (ASET); 2) Stony Brook University/Cornell University’s Ernest Courant Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering; or 3) Illinois Institute of Technology/Northern Illinois University’s Chicagoland Accelerator Science Traineeship (CAST)*
Course Selection

  • Please choose from the following:*

    One 4-week full course June 7 - July 2, 2021 (Each four-week course is eligible for 3 units of academic credit from Stony Brook University)

    Fundamentals of Accel Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab (UG level)
    Accelerator Physics
    Proton and Ion Linear Accelerators

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  • Two 2-week half courses  (Students must successfully complete two half courses to be eligible for 3 units of academic credit from Stony Brook University. SBU credit will not be awarded for completing only one 2-week half course).

    Half courses June 7 - 18, 2021

    Cyclotrons: Beam Dynamics and Design
    Spin Dynamics in Particle Accelerators
    Industrial Applications of Accelerators

    Half courses June 21 - July 2, 2021

    Practical Issues in Cyclotron Design and Construction
    Optimization and Machine Learning for Accelerators This class is full. To have your name added to the waiting list please contact uspas@fnal.gov
    Cryogenic Engineering

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  • One 2-week half course only (Students will not earn SBU credit for completing only one 2-week half course).

    Half courses June 7 - 18, 2021

    Cyclotrons: Beam Dynamics and Design
    Spin Dynamics in Particle Accelerators
    Industrial Applications of Accelerators


    Half courses June 21 - July 2, 2021

    Practical Issues in Cyclotron Design and Construction
    Optimization and Machine Learning for Accelerators This class is full. To have your name added to the waiting list please contact uspas@fnal.gov
    Cryogenic Engineering

Credit / Audit Status

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host Stony Brook University, or through their home university if USPAS courses are directly co-listed (i.e. Indiana University, MIT, MSU) or are available via Special Topics courses. Auditors will be admitted on a space available basis only after those seeking credit / a grade. We anticipate videos of most courses will be posted and those wishing to informally audit can do so after the session. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students not currently enrolled in a U.S. university) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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Financial Support

University and college students may request a scholarship to cover the Registration Fee. Students receiving a scholarship are expected to take their course for a grade / credit and must attend all 4 weeks of the USPAS. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes. Scholarship requests are due April 12, 2021. This deadline will be strictly enforced.

Registration fee requested
Scholarship not requested

All applicants must submit 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/resume; one letter of recommendation. If you submitted these documents for the cancelled June 2020 or online winter 2021 sessions you do not need to resubmit them now. We retain supporting documents for one year.

Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov

The Registration Fee for a full 4-week course or two 2-week half courses is $500.00. The fee for attending one 2-week half course is $350.00. Registration Fees may be paid via credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or via bank transfer. We will send students detailed instructions on how to make payment after they are accepted to attend. Registration fee payment will be due May 17.

Deadline for all to apply and submit supporting documents: April 12, 2021

Deadline for scholarship requests: April 12, 2021

Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov