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

Joint International Accelerator School (now the "International Accelerator School")


The U.S. Particle Accelerator School, the CERN Accelerator School, the Asian Committee on Future Accelerators and the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics in Russia are partners in organizing the Joint International Accelerator School. This international series compliments the general schools by providing in-depth courses and seminars in specialized areas. The immediate purpose of the Joint International School is to better our relations by working together on an advanced topical course every two years, alternating between the U.S., Western Europe, Japan and Russia. It is also hoped that these schools will foster a collaborative atmosphere among the accelerator communities of the four regions in scholarly work, both writing and teaching.

This international program provides educational opportunities for young scientists and engineers in this important and growing field and encourages students to work in accelerator physics. In particular, the program is intended for individuals with professional interests in accelerator physics and technology, for graduate students, for post-docs and for those working in accelerator-based sciences. The program consists of intensive lectures, seminars and mini-courses on the wide range of technologies that form the base of the beam/accelerator field.

In 1985, the US Particle Accelerator School and the CERN Accelerator School jointly organized their first program. In 1994, Japan joined the partnership. In 1998, Russia formally joined the effort. In 2023, many new member states participated and the school was renamed the International Accelerator School (IAS).

Past Programs

YearLocationProgram Details Proceedings and Course Materials
2023*** Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Superconducting Science and Technology for Particle Accelerators Materials
2019 Dubna, Russia Ion Colliders Poster
Time Table
2017 Hayama-machi, Japan RF Technologies  
2014Newport Beach,
California, USA
Beam Loss and Accelerator Protection "Beam Loss and Accelerator Protection", CERN Yellow Report (2016) ISBN 978–92–9083–426–7 (paperback), ISBN 978–92–9083–427–4 (PDF)
Introduction to Particle Accelerators (regional session)Photos
2011Erice, Sicily,
Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron LasersLectures
2002Long Beach, California, USAFrontiers of Accelerator Technology in Linacs"Linear Accelerators"
edited by H. Wiedemann, D. Brandt, E. Perevedentsev and S.I. Kurokawa
World Scientific, 2004) ISBN 981-238-463-4
2000St. Petersburg, RussiaFrontiers of Accelerator Technology:
High Quality Beams
"High Quality Beams"
edited by S.I. Kurokawa, S.Y. Lee,
J. Miles and E. Perevedentsev
(AIP, 2001)
ISBN 0-7354-0034-2
1998**Montreux, SwitzerlandBeam Measurement"Beam Measurements"
edited by S-I. Kurokawa, S.Y. Lee, E. Perevedentsev, S. Turner (World Scientific, 1999)
ISBN 981-02-3881-9
1996Hayama-machi, JapanFrontiers of Accelerator Technology:
RF Engineering for Particle Accelerators
"Frontiers of Accelerator Technology"
edited by S.I. Kurokawa, M. Month and S. Turner (World Scientific, 1999)
ISBN 981-0203838-X
1994*Maui, Hawaii, USAFrontiers of Accelerator Technology"Frontiers of Accelerator Technology"
edited by S.I. Kurokawa, M. Month, and S. Turner (World Scientific, 1996)
ISBN 981-02-2537-7
1992Benalmadena, SpainFrontiers of Particle Beams:
Factories with e+e- Rings
Lecture Notes in Physics
No. 425 Springer-Verlag
1990Hilton Head,
South Carolina, USA
Frontiers of Particle Beams:
Intensity Limitations
Lecture Notes in Physics
No. 400 Springer-Verlag
1988Anacapri, ItalyFrontiers of Particle Beams:
Observation, Diagnosis and Correction
Lecture Notes in Physics
No. 343 Springer-Verlag
1986South Padre Island, Texas, USAFrontiers of Particle BeamsLecture Notes in Physics
No. 296 Springer-Verlag
1985Santa Margherita di Pula, SardiniaNonlinear DynamicsLecture Notes in Physics
No. 247 Springer-Verlag

*becomes the US-CERN-Japan International Accelerator School
**becomes the US-CERN-Japan-Russia International Accelerator School
***becomes the International Accelerator School