Welcome to the CERN Accelerator School



We are celebrating 40 years of bringing together accelerator communities and passing on the knowledge from distinguished authorities in their fields to future experts. 

The CERN Accelerator School holds training courses on accelerator physics and associated technologies at different levels for physicists, engineers, technicians and students. The courses take place in different member states of CERN and consist of a programme of lectures and tutorials spread over a period of one to two weeks.

We welcome participants from all countries world-wide!

Right now

Normal- and Superconducting Magnets | ongoing untill 2 December in Sankt Pölten, Austria

Registration is open

Mechanical & Materials Engineering for Particle Accelerators and Detectors | 2 June - 15 June , Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands

Upcoming schools

Basics of Accelerator Physics and Technology
11 March - 15 March
Ferney-Voltaire, France

What's next

Normal- and Superconducting Magnets  19 November - 2 December Sankt Pölten, Austria
Basics of Accelerator Physics and Technology 11 - 15 March Ferney-Voltaire, France
Mechanical Materials Engineering 2 - 15 June Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands
Introduction to Accelerator Physics September  
Advanced Accelerator Physics November  
Introduction to Accelerator Physics September  

About CAS

What our students say about us

The CAS contributed to my life and career. I learned so many things from lectures and I found time that I conserved with many advanced people for asking my questions. It was pleasure to meet valuable people who are coming from all over the world. I am looking forward to attend next school in the future which is my issue.

— Ayse Nilay Bozdag,
Student of Future Colliders course, Zürich 2018

It's been a wonderful 10 days of studying together with colleagues around the world.

— Rian Suryo Darmawan,
Student of JAS on RF Technologies, Japan 2017

CAS made this opportunity for coexistence of international people in a peaceful and scientific environment, which resulted in realizing the beauty of the world and having a new hope for the future for me. Moreover, I could benefit greatly by learning from amazing lecturers in my field, and making many friendships from all over the world.

— Jila shams Latifi,
Student of Introduction to Accelerator Physics, Constanta 2018

This school has served with all kinds of aspects which an accelerator learner would seek. Interaction with speakers and school members was of great help to clear my concepts. Case study has been of great use which let us think about broader aspect of accelerators.

— Krutika Natu,
Student of Future Colliders course, Zürich 2018

For a beginner like me, it was a very informative and helpful school, I could interact with people from different parts of the world and realize the opportunities ahead of me.

— Aqsa Shaikh,
Student of JAS on RF Technologies, Japan 2017

I enjoyed the fact that the lectures were not only about vacuum but also about many interfacing fields such as radiation, cryogenics, and so on. Moreover, the experimental sessions made this school truly unique!!

— Marco Morrone,
Student of Vacuum for Particle Accelerators, Sweden 2017

CAS provides opportunities: I gained new knowledge and friends, met with important people from the field, arranged for an interesting sabbatical, improved my future possibilities.

— Jiri Kral,
Student of Advanced Accelerator Physics, UK 2017

The Cern Accelerator School was so useful for me that I could meet many experts in accelerator from almost every walk of life and I had the chance to improve my knowledge in accelerator physics. I could also find friends in my field. I hope to be one of the best lecturers in future. I would like to thank the CAS project manager for the best management."

— Mina Abbaslou,
Student of Future Colliders course, Zürich 2018

Attending CAS did not only provide the technical knowledge I've used to solve various problems throughout my career, but I was also able to meet very talented scientists that are now my friends. I cannot overstate how important the latter is. CAS uniquely expanded my network unlike any other form of gathering, such as scientific conferences, workshops, etc. Current Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

— Mauricio Ayllon Unzueta,
Student of Beam Instrumentation, 2018, Tuusula, Finland

Thanks for everyone sharing the two happy weeks. Thanks professional teachers to share the valuable and meaningful knowledge with passion.

— Yongchun Feng,
Student of Beam Instrumentation course, Tuusula 2018

I liked how many people from different research centers with different nationalities gathers in one place with one interested goal.
Also I like how the courses were well prepared to cover all the interested topics that I need.

— Mohammad AL-Najdawi,
Student of JAS on RF Technologies, Japan 2017

The topics covered in the CERN Accelerator School were deeply interesting and varied covering many topics that have complemented my day to day work and greatly enriched my current research.

— Stuart Warren,
Student of Advanced Accelerator Physics, UK 2017

I enjoyed the multinational environment of great people and a great deal of knowledge that I got out of the lectures.

— Marcin Knafel,
Student of JAS on RF Technologies, Japan 2017