Short Courses

Short Courses

Short courses in applied superconductivity are organized in conjunction with EUCAS-2017. The full day short courses will be held at CERN on Sunday 17 September 2017. Pre-registering for these Short Courses is required during the registration process.


The participation fee for the full-day courses is 150 CHF.
The fee includes

  • Participation to classroom activities and demonstrations
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • One DVD with the proceedings of the course (presentation and scripts, as appropriate)

Complimentary WiFi will be provided at CERN for participants with an eduroam profile.


The topics covered (pending confirmation on the number of attendants) are:

High Temperature Superconductors: the path from the materials to the technical conductors

  • By Carmine Senatore and Matteo Alessandrini

Design of Superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors

  • By Paolo Ferracin and Herman ten Kate
  • Description
    • This course covers the design of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors. The lectures are intended for physicists and engineers working in the areas of magnet technology and applied superconductivity, and interested in basic principles, physical parameters, analytical and numerical tools used for superconducting magnet design. For each of the applications considered, the courses will start by presenting the properties and characteristics of superconducting strands and cables. The main concepts related to magnetic design and coil lay-outs will be then outlined. In addition, the lectures will deal with the mechanics and fabrication techniques of a superconducting magnet, focusing in particular on coils and the structural components aimed at containing the electro-magnetic forces and managing the stresses. Finally, a description of the different systems devoted to cool and protect a magnet after a quench will be provided.

Superconducting electronics - from Josephson effects to quantum computing

  • By Paul Seidel
  • Description
    • The Josephson effects are the basis for many applications in the field of superconducting electronics. First there will be a discussion of these effects from theoretical aspects up to applications. After introduction of single Josephson junctions different circuits will be introduced like superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and many junction arrays. Well-established applications like the voltage standard and SQUIDs as very sensitive sensors will be discussed. The superconductor digital electronics reaches from classical logic circuits up to advanced devices. As one realization of quantum computing devices circuits with Josephson junctions show promising performance and will be discussed in detail

RF Superconducting Cavities

  • By Erk Jensen

Superconducting Power Applications

  • By Mathias Noe