UCSC, Extension partner to sponsor U.S. Particle Accelerator School

In a joint effort, UCSC and UCSC Extension this month are sponsoring the U.S. Particle Accelerator School, a national graduate program held at leading universities across the country that provides courses in the field of beams and their associated accelerator technologies not otherwise available to the community of science and technology.

The school, which began offering credit courses in 1987, conducts graduate- and undergraduate-level courses, holding two such programs per year, one in June and one in January.

The program sponsored by UCSC will be held in Santa Rosa January 14-25. Two-week courses, which earn four UCSC quarter units, include Fundamentals of Charged Particle Optics in High Energy Accelerators and Accelerator Physics; one-week courses, which earn two UCSC quarter units, include Fundamentals of Storage Ring Design and High Brightness Electron Injectors for Light Sources.

U.S. Particle Accelerator School students have come from all corners of the world, from universities, laboratories, private companies, government, and the military.

The courses were approved by the campus, and the records will be kept by UCSC Extension, according to Michelle M. Ragozzino, Ph.D., director of Applied and Natural Sciences at UCSC Extension.

For information, visit the U.S. Particle Accelerator School web site.