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Welcome from the Director 


Dr. Elias METRAL

Dr. Elias METRAL

After almost a century of spectacular innovation and development, particle accelerators continue to drive scientific discovery, human welfare and economic growth in fields as disparate as medical therapy, material science, biology, nuclear physics, matter in extreme conditions, and the probing of the fundamental particles and forces of Nature.


The technologies that have built our modern world, and the conceptual framework through which we perceive it, would be unimaginable without them.


The Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) has provided postgraduate-level education in the science and technology of particle accelerators to well over a thousand students since 1994. Most have earned credits towards Masters or Doctoral degrees at our Partner Universities in Europe, while students at other universities around the world and early-career professionals have sought to enhance their applicable knowledge and skills. Many have gone on to pursue successful careers in large accelerator laboratories such as CERN, in industry or in universities.


In 1996 I myself attended JUAS as part of my postgraduate studies in Grenoble. The school was an outstanding springboard for my career in particle accelerators at CERN. I owe JUAS a lot and take on the role of Director with pride and a firm commitment to ensuring JUAS rises above the ongoing challenges raised by the global pandemic.


We have decided that JUAS 2022 will once again be held in a remote format. We cannot run the risk of planning for a face-to-face school which we have to cancel at the last moment. Having been part of the team involved in the on-line organisation of JUAS 2021, the first on-line version of the school, I know that we are in a position to address the weaknesses and in particular to build on the many strengths and of that first remotely organised edition.


I encourage all those wishing to embark on a career in the fascinating field of particle accelerators to apply. You will find all practical details in the following pages.


Elias Métral

(continuing the work undertaken by previous JUAS directors: Marcelle Rey-Campagnolle 1994–2000, Joël Le Duff 2001–2005, François Méot 2006–2010, Louis Rinolfi 2011–2016, Philippe Lebrun 2017–2020 and John Jowett 2021)



JUAS is organised in partnership with 13 major European Universities, leading European research institutes and collaborations, and private sector companies


  • Grenoble INP - UGA

  • Université Paris-Saclay


  • Technische Universität Darmstadt 

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie 

  • Universität Rostock


  • Università degli Studi di Roma 'la Sapienza' 

  • Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II' 

  • Università degli Studi di Genova 


  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

  • Universitat de Valencia 


United Kingdom
  • University of Liverpool 

  • University of Oxford


JUAS is sponsored by a number of major European research laboratories and collaborations: 


and by industry: Bergoz Instrumentation, COMPUTER CONTROLS, LINKTRONIX, Normandy Hadrontherapy.


With the support of Société Française de Physique, division accélérateurs.




JUAS Director :

Elias Métral, CERN



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