CAS Introduction to Accelerator Physics in the Czech Republic

The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the Czech Technical University in Prague jointly organised the Introduction to Accelerator Physics course in Prague, Czech Republic from 31 August to 12 September 2014.


The course was held in the Hotel Don Giovanni on the outskirts of the city, and was attended by 111 participants of 29 nationalities, from countries as far away as Armenia, Argentina, Canada, Iceland, Thailand and Russia.

The intensive programme comprised 41 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 tutorials and 6 hours of guided and private study. A poster session and a 1-minute/1-slide session were also included in the programme, where the students were able to present their work. Feedback from the students was very positive, praising the expertise of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and quality of their lectures. During the second week, the afternoon lectures were held in the Czech Technical University in Prague.

In addition to the academic programme, the students had the opportunity to visit the medieval site of Kutna Hora and the well-known Velke Popovice Czech brewery. A special dinner was organised on the Vyšehrad steamboat on the River Vltava.

Next year CAS will be organising a specialised course on Accelerators for Medical Applications, which will be held in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria from 26 May to 5 June 2015. The next course on Advanced Accelerator physics will be held in Poland in autumn 2015. Further information on forthcoming CAS courses can be found on the CAS website.

by CERN Accelerator School