Introduction to Accelerator Physics, 25 September 2021 - 08 October 2021, Chavannes de Bogis, Switzerland


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.

It is recommended that participants register as soon as possible, first come first served as there may be a limited number of participants due to limitations of the hotel facilities.

The first registration until end of August does not represent a full commitment, but rather a confirmation of interest. At the end of August 2021, the situation of the covid pandemic will be reviewed and the course will be confirmed (or not). Only then the registration will become a commitment to pay and to organize the travel.

For this reason: Please do NOT book your travel tickets until the end of August 2021.

As usual we will accept GRANT applications. As big exception this year we will not be able to accept grants for people who will need a VISA. The time of 4 weeks between confirmation of the course and its beginning is too short for the VISA formalities. In consequence we need to ask people with VISA request to wait for the course in September 2022.   

The fee covers the accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, from Saturday afternoon 25 September to Friday 8 October before noon, as well as all organized social events (banquet, excursion, movie night). It does NOT include travel expenses

Shuttles will be organised for flights arriving between 10 AM and 06 PM and for flights leaving on the departure day after 10 AM.

The latest one month before the course starting date we will inform all registered students if the course will take place or not. Only after this date we will proceed with payment requests and with the organization of transport. Still we encourage all interested students to register now, since the total count of interested students is important for us.

ONLY if you have received an acceptance Letter, you will be required to pay the Registration fee in August if the school is maintained.

    Single room at 2400 CHF per person


For CERN Participants:

ONLY if your participation is validated by your Department Head

    Single room at 2400 CHF per person

Travel for participants is organized by the relevant secretariats (according to the rules of each Department). Shuttles will be organised for flights arriving between 10 AM and 06 PM and for flights leaving on the departure day after 10 AM.

Local travel expenses in Geneva to the airport, such as taxis, public transport or parking fees at the airport will not be reimbursed.

Payment of the registration fee is done via a global TID, issued by the Department Head secretariat. The supplier (creditor) budget code is provided by the CAS Secretariat.

No extra subsistence shall be provided as the registration fee covers the full board accommodation, coffee/tea breaks and all social events.