N.B. Given the present world-wide public health situation, we are obliged to adapt JUAS 2021 to a remote teaching format but we do not intend to compromise on academic standards. The rhythm and content of the lecture courses and tutorials will be adjusted and class sizes limited appropriately. While there can be no true substitute for visiting the accelerator laboratories, we will work with the host laboratories to provide remote versions of the tours and laboratory sessions. The lectures delivered during the visits will be maintained.
11 January - 19 March 2021
Taught by leading European particle accelerator specialists, JUAS is an international graduate school for highly motivated scientists and engineers currently studying to complete a Master's degree or preparing a doctoral thesis.
Students are required to have good 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 start of the course.
JUAS delivers a regularly updated, academically accredited programme in partnership with CERN and a cluster of 16 European universities.
The full programme covers essential topics during 10 weeks from January to March, comprising 2 consecutive courses, which can be taken together or separately:
Each course lasts 5 weeks: 4 weeks (more than 100 hours) of lectures, tutorials, computer sessions and group work. The final week is given over to revision and written examinations, which enable students to earn ECTS credits from their home university.
For more information (NB. documents relate to the 2020 session: updated versions for the online programme will be posted soon.)
Lectures and tutorials at ESI are backed up by visits and practical sessions at:
PSI – Paul Scherrer Institute , Villigen.
Bergoz Instrumentation, Saint Genis Pouilly.