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

Online Summer 2021 USPAS Session

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 CDT 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 5-hour daily window starting at 10:00 am CDT 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. Specific 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 plus 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.

Since most class lectures and labs as well as plenary school functions will be recorded, all participants will be asked to sign a "Consent to Be Recorded" waiver.

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for a grade / credit and auditors will be considered for admission on a space available basis. 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. If you are enrolling for credit from our host, Stony Brook University, you must attend all four weeks to be eligible credit. 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; and one letter of recommendation.

The deadline for applications and supporting documents is April 12, 2021. Please email all 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. University and college students may request a scholarship. 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.

Stony Brook University
Location & Dates:
June 7 - July 2, 2021

Courses run in parallel so students may take one four-week full course OR two two-week half courses. Students must attend all four weeks to be eligible for 3 units of credit from Stony Brook University

June 7 - July 2, 2021

Students must attend two half course to be eligible for 3 units of graduate credit from Stony Brook University. University credit will not be awarded for attending only one half course.

June 7 - 18, 2021

June 21 - July 2, 2021