The full programme covers essential topics during 10 weeks from January to March.
Each course lasts 5 weeks: 4 weeks comprising more than 100 hours of lectures and tutorials, including computer sessions, and the final week given over to revision and the written examinations.
The programme includes visits to leading research laboratories and practical work at CERN and Bergoz Instrumentation.
The JUAS courses are of graduate level (Master or Doctoral) and the students are expected to have knowledge of general physics at the Bachelor’s level. Prerequisites include elementary knowledge of special relativity, electromagnetism, nuclear physics and mathematical methods of physics (vector analysis, vector spaces and matrices, differential & partial differential equations, Laplace & Fourier transforms). Some knowledge of signal theory could also be useful. Refresher courses and tutorials are provided in some of these matters, and must be studied before the JUAS courses start.
Course 1 - The Science of Particle Accelerators
Course 2 - The Technology & Applications of Particle Accelerators
Two days of practical work at CERN: RF, Vacuum, Magnets, Superconductivity
Mini-workshops on magnet design
One day of practical work at Bergoz Instrumentation
The lectures and tutorials are backed up by visits / demonstrations at:
PSI – Paul Scherrer Institute , Villigen.
Bergoz Instrumentation, Saint Genis Pouilly.