Third International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders

19-29 October 2008
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

Organised by the ILC GDE, ILCSC and ICFA Beam Dynamics Panel

Based on the success of the first two international accelerator schools (2006 in Japan, 2007 in Italy) and the needs from the high-energy physics community, the GDE, ILCSC and ICFA Beam Dynamics Panel will organise a Third International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders. The focus of the school will be on TeV-scale linear colliders including the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). The target students are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers from around the world. We welcome applications from physicists who are considering changing their career from experimental physics to accelerator physics. The school will be in lecture style. There will be homework assignments and a final examination, but no university credit will be offered.


  • Linear Collider Basics
  • Super Conducting & Warm RF Technology
  • Beam Dynamics of Collider Linac & Damping Rings
  • ILC and its Major Systems
  • CLIC
  • Detectors and Physics

Important notes

  • Maximum number of students is 70
  • Students will receive financial aid for covering the expenses for attending this school, including airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation and school supplies.
  • Application qualification: graduate students, post doctoral fellows, junior researchers.
  • Online registration only.
  • Requirements: registration form, CV, one recommendation letter.
  • Registration fee: free.
  • Registration deadline: May 15, 2008 

Organising committee

  • Barry Barish (GDE/Caltech, Co-Chair)
  • Shin-ichi Kurokawa (KEK, Co-Chair)
  • Weiren Chou (ICFA BD Panel/Fermilab)
  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer (DESY)
  • Jean-Pierre Delahaye (CERN)
  • In Soo Ko (PAL)
  • Kaoru Yokoya (KEK)
  • Alex Chao (SLAC)
  • Paul Grannis (Stony Brook Univ.)



Cynthia M. Sazama
Fermilab, P.O. Box 500

Batavia, Illinois 60510, U.S.A.
fax: +1-630-840-8589


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