Interuniversity Master's Degree on Sincrotron Radiation and Particle Accelerators
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and CELLS (Consortium for the construction and explotation of the Synchrotron Light Source) have created a inter-university Master in Particle Accelerators and Synchrotron Radiation. We would like this Master to become the standard for the eduaction of technicians and specialists in these matters in Spain.
In Europe this type of courses are usually organized around large scientific infrastructures such as ESRF (The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), GSI (Center for Heavy Ions in Darmstaadt), etc. It is then only natural to arrange an analogous Program around ALBA, the synchrotron of Barcelona.
In the sponsoring institutions there is a good fraction of the Spanish users of synchrotron radiation as well as users of other large accelerator facilities. This expertise guarantees the adequacy of the professors and training personnel. The curriculum that is offered relies on the technical and scientific experience of the professionals working in the four institutions, and, partly, in the courses that are already being given in the three universities.