Introduction to Accelerator Physics, 30 August - 12 September 2020, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland



Participants contact info

Lecturers contact info

CAS Secretariat

School administrator(s):
Delphine Rivoiron and Maria Filippova

This Introductory CAS Course represents the core teaching of all CAS courses and also represents the ideal opportunity to be introduced into the field of particle accelerators. This course will be of interest to staff and students from laboratories and universities, as well as companies manufacturing accelerator equipment. The course will focus on various aspects of beam dynamics and will provide an introduction to the underlying accelerator systems. Key topics will be consolidated through a series of discussion sessions and tutorials, while topical seminars will complete the program.

Due to the large number of students during the past issues of this course we have decided to hold this course now every year in autumn instead of the two-yearly rhythm before. The number of students will be limited to about 80 students based on a first come first served principle.

Whether or not you need a visa depends on your nationality and the country in which the school will be held. If you are not sure that you have the right to travel to the country in question, we suggest that you contact an embassy of your country of nationality, or a similar authority.

If you are selected and need a VISA, please contact ASAP the CAS Secretariat (, who will give you the contact email address of our local organizer in order to receive the invitation letter.

Getting to Everness


Take the A1 highway and get off at the Coppet exit. Our hotel is just a further two-minute drive. We have plenty of free parking available (200 parking places).


  • Take the A1 highway in either direction between Geneva and Lausanne
  • Take Exit 10, CoppetDivonne
  • Head in the direction of Coppet
  • If you’re coming from Geneva, turn right then take the first exit from the roundabout
  • If you’re coming from Lausanne or Divonne, cross the highway and take the first exit from the roundabout
  • Follow Rue des Champs Blancs until you arrive at the hotel


There are 4 trains per hour to Coppet from both Geneva and Lausanne. One of our free shuttle buses will pick you up from the train station and take you to our hotel (a fiveminute drive).


Geneva Airport offers direct connections with most major European cities. From the airport, you can reach our hotel by taxi or in one of our free shuttle buses.



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