The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility


Groundbreaking science is performed and published every day at the Advanced Photon Source. Here you can learn more about this cutting-edge research, and find details about relevant educational programs.
Graduate Programs

An incomplete list of graduate programs for those interested in doing beamline physics and/or synchrotron research.

Cornell University

Accelerator Physics

Students wishing to undertake graduate study in accelerator physics may pursue a Ph.D. through Cornell's Department of Physics.

Illinois Institute of Technology

The Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation (CSSRI)

The CSRRI at the Illinois Institute of Techology coordinates and facilitates activities among the CATs affiliated with IIT, and any other scientists at the University with an interest in synchrotron radiation research. Graduate programs in Physics and Molecular Biophysics as well as other science and engineering disciplines use synchrotron radiation as a research tool.

The Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics

The CAPP at the Illinois Institute of Techology is committed to progress in Elementary Particle Physics and Beam Physics in Chicago and northern Illinois.

Michigan State University

VUBeam Graduate Program

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University offers a suite of on-line courses and degree programs in Beam Physics.

Northern Illinois University

Accelerator and Detector Physics

This Northern Illinois University program uses synchrotrons to study material physics and accelerator research & development. The Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Physics (nicadD) is the accelerator and detector program at Northern Illinois University.

Stanford University

Synchrotron and Accelerator Physics

The Applied Physics Department at Stanford University does research in synchrotron and accelerator physics.

State University of New York Stony Brook

Condensed Matter Physics

The Physics Department at State University of New York Stony Brook does research in condensed matter physics.

University of California Berkeley

Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of California does research in condensed matter physics.

Courses, Schools and On-line Materials

Various educational efforts of interests closely related to the APS and other synchrotrons.

Courses on Science using Synchrotron Radiation

Available short courses and related training for on scientific techniques involving synchrotron radiation.

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Courses on Synchrotrons and Beam Physics

Available short courses and related training for beam physics.

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Powder Diffraction Crystallography

On-line instructional materials on powder diffraction crystallography generated at the APS

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Scientific Software

Scientists and researchers at the APS develop custom scientific software to help with acquisition and analysis of beamline data. Several packages are available for a variety of platforms and uses.