About MePAS

The first edition of the Mexican Particle Accelerator School (MePAS) will be held in the city of Guanajuato from September 26 to October 7. It is designed to trigger the training of Mexican human resources in the field of particle accelerators technology gathering interested students and academic staff with world leaders in the field.

The MePAS is part of the efforts made to initiate a long term accelerator program in México, which in its first stage will be focused in the design, eventual construction and operation of a synchrotron light source. It is fully supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) as part of a project granted to a National Committee integrated by researchers from CINVESTAV, Universidad de Guanajuato (UG) and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

It is intended for students of physics and engineering (mechanical, electronics or affine disciplines) that are undertaking their postgraduate studies (Master or Ph.D.) as well as outstanding advanced undergraduates, who are really interested in the field. For advanced undergraduate students a minimal knowledge will be required on: Electromagnetism (e.g. “Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory”, Reitz, Milford & Christy level), Classical Mechanics (“Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems” Marion & Thornton level) and Special Relativity (“Modern Physics” Resnick & Halliday level). There will be room for a limited number of additional participants, as professors working in Mexican Universities.

The official language of the school is English. All candidates must have good communication skills in this language.

The organizing committee will cover all the expenses (meals, hosting, fees, ground transportation and exceptionally flights) of the 50 selected students. In the case of professors, they must pay their expenses at the preferential rates offered by the host hotel.

The instructors will assign homework to the students every day which must be completed and delivered the next day. The homework will be graded and a final note considering the global work will be delivered to the professor who recommended the student for the school.

National Organizing Committee:

Mauro Napsuciale (Universidad de Guanajuato), Chairman.
Armando Antillón (ICF-UNAM).
Guillermo Contreras Nuño (CINVESTAV-Mérida).
Gerardo Herrera Corral (CINVESTAV-DF).
Matías Moreno Yntriago (IF-UNAM).

Local Organizing Committee:

Mauro Napsuciale
David Delepine
Carolina Luján