Joint Universities Accelerator School
JUAS 2022
Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the world-wide public health situation, JUAS 2022 will take place in remote format. The programme has been adapted accordingly, taking into account feedback gathered from students and faculty following the successful 2021 on-line edition. To ensure the best possible learning environment, places are limited to 35 for each of the two courses.


10 January - 18 March 2022


Taught by leading European particle accelerator specialists, JUAS is an international graduate school designed for highly motivated scientists and engineers currently studying to complete a Master's degree or preparing a doctoral thesis. Early career professionals are also encouraged to apply.


Students are required to have a 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 13 European universities and the LASCALA Erasmus Mundus joint master degree.


The full programme covers essential topics during 10 weeks from January to March, comprising 2 consecutive courses, which can be taken together or separately: 

Course 1: The science of particle accelerators (10 Jan-11 Feb )
Course 2: The technology and applications of particle accelerators (14 Feb-18 Mar)

Each course lasts 5 weeks, comprising approximately 100 hours of pre-recorded and live lectures backed up by live tutorials, computer sessions and group work. Written examinations enable students to earn ECTS credits from their home university. 


Download the draft JUAS 2022 timetable HERE


On-line lectures and tutorials are complemented by a series of prospective seminars given by leading accelerator scientists. Participants also have the opportunity to follow virtual practical sessions and visits at:


CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics,  Geneva.

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility,  Grenoble.

PSI – Paul Scherrer Institute , Villigen. 

HUG - Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève,  Geneva.

Bergoz Instrumentation,  Saint Genis Pouilly.