Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
The Introductory level course is aimed at staff and students in laboratories and universities who wish to learn about accelerator science and technology. The focus of the course is on various aspects of beam dynamics and the underlying accelerator systems. Key topics are consolidated by discussion sessions and tutorials. Course programme overview can be found here >>
The Advanced Accelerator Physics course is a follow-up of the Introductory level course and is composed of core lectures on accelerator physics in the mornings and a practical course (14-16 hours of hands-on tuition) in the afternoons. The participants will select one afternoon course from the three proposed. For the afternoon courses, the basic idea is that the participants select a topic for which they have no or very little preliminary knowledge. This should allow the participants to discover and get training in a new field of accelerator physics. A series of seminars and tutorials will complete the programme. Course programme overview can be found here >>
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.
You should contact the local organizer at the institute where the school will be held. The local organizer will provide you with a letter of invitation if he has the necessary information. Contact details should be available through the webpage for the school in question; if not please ask the CAS secretariat.
In some cases a booking confirmation from the hotel is also required.
This varies depending on your nationality and the country in which the school will be held. The procedure can take up to 3 months.
For each school there is a webpage on this site, where you will find a link to the Indico system that is used to manage each school. If you follow this link you will find a further link to an online registration form. In order to submit this you will need to provide a CV and a letter of reference. These documents will be used to assess your suitability for the course that you are applying for.
We often get more applications than we have places, so it is strongly recommended to apply as early as possible.
You should ask your supervisor, or someone else who knows your professional situation, to write a letter in support of your application. This should include a short summary of your recent professional history and should make a case for why you should attend this particular school.
There is a field on the online registration form where this can be mentioned.
Each school is conceived as a full course and it is strongly recommended to attend all of it. Only in exceptional circumstances do we consider partial attendance and in these cases you will have to pay the full fee.
From the CAS organizational point of view such an option is feasible without any problems. As well as following a demanding lecture program and associated course work, CAS attendees are expected to work together on course problems outside of the scheduled program. Mixing and networking with other students is also an important career benefit. So in the end every particiapnt has to decide by himself if an accompaning partner is compatible with the course objectives.
Yes. Please ask the CAS secretariat who will provide a certificate of attendance after the completion of the school.
Please contact the CAS secretariat as soon as possible. If the cancellation is due to medical reasons, a full reimbursement can be made if medical documents are provided. If the cancellation is due to other reasons, a partial reimbursement may be possible, depending on a number of factors.
A successful participation at this course requires some basic knowledge of accelerator physics or experience acquired through professional work. As this course introduces advanced and contemporary concepts, knowledge of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, as well as mathematics for physics or engineering at the university entrance level is expected.