CSU to host United States Particle Accelerator School

By: Steve Monday February 4, 2013 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Wade Troxell

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FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University has been chosen to host the United States Particle Accelerator School, a national graduate program that provides graduate-level educational programs in the science of particle beams and associated accelerator techniques not otherwise available to the scientific and engineering communities, CSU announced.

Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy with donations from other U.S. services and agencies, the 26-year-old school conducts two-week, intensive study courses at universities across the nation.

"CSU was chosen due to its long history in accelerators, such as the accelerator at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the use of accelerators and peripheral devices for research and the establishment of a new experimental accelerator to be launched in 2013," said Wade Troxell, associate dean of CSU's College of Engineering.

"The school will have a variety of courses in accelerators and accelerator design, accelerator physics and engineering, detectors, project management, lasers and free-electron lasers. The best part about the school is the students are able to learn from world experts at the hosting institution as well as experts from parts of the nation and world."

The school is open to students who do not have the ability to engage in accelerator-related courses at their home institutions because it is such a specialized area of interest.

To apply or for more information on the courses to be offered, visit http://uspas.fnal.gov/programs2/2013/colorado/index.shtml.

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