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

Winter 2023 Application Form


Full details and course syllabi are available at https://uspas.fnal.gov/programs/2023/houston/

Sponsor:

Northern Illinois University

Location:
Houston, Texas, USA

Course Dates:

Two-week full courses: January 23 - February 3, 2023
One-week half courses: January 23 - 27 and January 30 - February 3, 2023

Deadline Dates:

Scholarship request applications and supporting documents: September 15, 2022
Non-scholarship applications (no supporting documents required): October 3, 2022

U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. may enroll for 3 credits from Northern Illinois University. International participants living outside the U.S. may apply to attend the program and may request financial sponsorship but they may not earn credit from Northern Illinois University. 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) or postal mailed to the USPAS before December 15, 2022. If you are unable to do this please contact us.

The Registration Fee is $1,500.00 if your Application Form is received before October 3, 2022; after October 3, the fee is $1,600.00. The Registration Fee is $1,000.00 for participants attending only one week of the program. Please note: you do not have to pay the Registration Fee by October 3, 2022 - you must send in an Application Form before October 3, 2022. Information on how and when to pay the Registration Fee will be sent to non-scholarship students upon acceptance into the program.

A group block of hotel sleeping rooms will be available for $122.00 plus tax (currently 17%) per night and a double room (shared by 2 people) will be $61.00 plus tax (currently 17%) per person per night. Sleeping rooms reserved via the link we email in your acceptance packet are also entitled to free in-room wifi access and free parking. Rooms may be reserved at our rate 3 days before and 3 days after the School dates based on hotel availability.

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The USPAS collects data on race/ethnic identity and gender identity to track school diversity. Disclosure is voluntary and is kept confidential. Please select what best describes you.

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Background
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  •   : I am currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student. If your answer is yes, please tell us at which university you are enrolled*
  •   : I have previously attended the USPAS*
  •   : I am a graduate student enrolled in one of the DOE Accelerator Science & 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;
    3) Illinois Institute of Technology/Northern Illinois University’s Chicagoland Accelerator Science Traineeship (CAST)
    4) Old Dominion University/Norfolk State University/Hampton University Traineeship

Course Selection

  • Please choose from the following:*

    One 2-week full course. (Students successfully completing a full course will earn 3 credits from Northern Illinois University).

    Full Courses January 23 - February 3, 2023

    Fundamentals of Accel Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab (UG level) FULL
    Accelerator Physics FULL
    Wakefields and Collective Beam Instabilities FULL
    Applied Electromagnetism: Magnet and RF Cavity Design
    Measurement and Control of Charged Particle Beams

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  • Two successive one-week half courses. (Students successfully completing two half courses will earn 3 credits from Northern Illinois University.)

    Half courses January 23 - 27, 2023

    Introduction to Digital Low-Level Radio Frequency Controls in Accelerators FULL
    Integrable Particle Dynamics in Accelerators
    Radiation Physics, Regulation and Management

    Half courses January 30 - February 3, 2023

    Fundamentals of Timing and Synchronization with Applications to Accelerators
    Hadron Beam Cooling in Particle Accelerators
    Beam Loss and Machine Protection

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  • A single one-week half course only (Students attending only one half course are not eligible to enroll for university credit. They can, however, ask to have their homework and exams graded and will be informed of their rating when the school is over.)

    Half courses January 23 - 27, 2023

    Introduction to Digital Low-Level Radio Frequency Controls in Accelerators FULL
    Integrable Particle Dynamics in Accelerators
    Radiation Physics, Regulation and Management

    Half courses January 30 - February 3, 2023

    Fundamentals of Timing and Synchronization with Applications to Accelerators
    Hadron Beam Cooling in Particle Accelerators
    Beam Loss and Machine Protection

Credit / Audit Status

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host (Northern Illinois 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. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students living outside the U.S.) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

International participants not currently in the U.S. may participate but they cannot earn Northern Illinois University credit. They may ask that their performance be graded and when the session is over the USPAS will provide a letter confirming participation and grade.

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Scholarships
We are no longer offering scholarships for this session.
COVID-19 Attestation and Policy

The USPAS has a mandatory vaccination or test mandate and will also follow state and local regulations relating to COVID-19 when carrying out our sessions. Regulations may change in response to needs at the time of the session. We require that all session participants respect regulations applicable to the session, which may or may not include wearing masks. Additionally, consistent with our USPAS Code of Conduct, we require that all participants respect choices that others may make in elective masking and other reasonable actions to reduce pandemic risk. All participants of the session are required to adhere to our policies. Anyone violating our policies will be required to leave the session.

The USPAS will stock rapid tests, masks and hand sanitizer and will provide to attendees upon request.

Participants are required to carry health insurance valid for the duration of the session. Attendees coming from outside the U.S. must purchase temporary health insurance valid while they are in the U.S. The USPAS will not pay any medical expenses.

In order to protect the health and safety of all attendees, instructors and staff, we are requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to agree to regular testing. You are considered to be “fully vaccinated” after one of these conditions are met:

- have received 2 doses in a two-dose vaccine series and at least one booster.
- have received 1 dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least one booster.

Please confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status or agree to regular testing by checking one box:*

I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. I declare that the information I have provided is accurate and true.
I am not fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, but I agree to be rapid-tested upon arrival at Registration and regularly test while at the session. I further agree to report any positive test immediately to the USPAS Office. If I refuse to rapid test, I agree to immediately leave the USPAS session.

Deadline for scholarship applications & supporting documents: September 15, 2022. Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov

Deadline for non-scholarship applications: October 3, 2022. Supporting documents not required.