CAS Introduction to Accelerator Physics in Spain

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the University of Granada jointly organised a course called "Introduction to Accelerator Physics" in Granada, Spain, from 28 October to 9 November, 2012.


The course attracted over 200 applicants, of whom 139 were selected to attend. The students were of 25 different nationalities, coming from countries as far away as Australia, China, Guatemala and India.

The intensive programme comprised 38 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 tutorials where the students were split into three groups, a poster session and 7 hours of guided and private study. Feedback from the students was very positive, praising the expertise of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and quality of their lectures. CERN's Director-General, Rolf Heuer, gave a public lecture at the Parque de las Ciencias entitled "The Large Hadron Collider: Unveiling the Universe".

In addition to the academic programme, the students had the opportunity to visit the well-known caves of Nerja. Many of the students also took the opportunity of a free afternoon to visit the famous Alhambra site and the Nasrid Palaces.

The next CAS course will be a specialized one on "Superconductivity for Accelerators", which will be held in Erice, Italy, from 24 April to 4 May, 2013. The next course on general accelerator physics will be held in Norway in late summer 2013, and will be more advanced. Further information on forthcoming CAS courses can be found on the CAS website.

by CERN Bulletin