CAS Accelerator Physics held in Erice, Italy

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) recently organised a specialised course on Superconductivity for Accelerators, held at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy from 24 April-4 May, 2013.


Photo courtesy of Alessandro Noto, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture.

Following a handful of summary lectures on accelerator physics and the fundamental processes of superconductivity, the course covered a wide range of topics related to superconductivity and highlighted the latest developments in the field. Realistic case studies and topical seminars completed the programme.

The school was very successful with 94 participants representing 23 nationalities, coming from countries as far away as Belorussia, Canada, China, India, Japan and the United States (for the first time a young Ethiopian lady, studying in Germany, attended this course). The programme comprised 35 lectures, 3 seminars and 7 hours of case study. The case studies were pursued with great enthusiasm and produced some excellent results. Feedback from the participants was positive, reflecting the high standard of the lectures.

In addition to the academic programme, the participants had the opportunity to take part in a one-day excursion to visit the Museum of the Nave Punica in Marsala, and the Greek temple and Hellenistic theatre at Segesta.

The next CAS course will be held in Trondheim, Norway from 18-29 August, 2013 and will be at the advanced level.  Further information on forthcoming CAS courses can be found on the CAS website.

by CERN Accelerator School