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

Accelerator Physics

Sponsoring University:

Michigan State University

Course Name:

Accelerator Physics


S. Alex Bogacz, Jefferson Lab; Geoff Krafft, Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab

Purpose and Audience


It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet the course prerequisites or have equivalent experience.


Instructional Method

Course Content


Reading Requirements

Credit Requirements

USPAS Computer Requirements
There will be no Computer Lab and all participants are required to bring their own portable computer to access online course notes and computer resources. This can be a laptop or a tablet with a sufficiently large screen and keyboard. Windows, Mac, and Linux-based systems that are wifi capable and have a standard web browser and mouse are all acceptable. You should have privileges for software installs. If you are unable to bring a computer, please contact uspas@fnal.gov ASAP to request a laptop loan. Very limited IT support and spare loaner laptops will be available during the session.

Indiana University course number: Physics 570, Introduction to Accelerator Physics
Michigan State University course number: PHY 963 - 301 - Accelerator Physics
MIT course number: 8.790, Accelerator Physics