Charged Particl Optics: Theory and Simulation
   Project coordinator: Prof. Theo Zouros,
    Dept. of Physics, University of Crete
   Copyright 2010

   This project has been funded with support
   from the European Commission

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Welcome to the Erasmus IP

As the project coordinator of CPOTS I would like to welcome you to this site.

In these pages you should be able to find everything you need to know about the Erasmus IP CPOTS, an intensive two-week course in english on Charged Particle Optics (CPO) addressed to advanced undergraduate and/or graduate/PhD science or engineering students.

The first CPOTS (CPOTS 2011) successfully took place from August 28 - September 11, 2011 at the Physics Dept. of the University of Crete (UoC), in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The next CPOTS (CPOTS 2012) is planned along the same lines for the period August 19 - September 2, 2012 at the same place.

CPOTS is the result of a successful proposal submitted in the spring of 2010 to IKY the Greek State Scholarships Foundation in which the physics departments of five Erasmus institutions including the University of Crete (UoC) in Heraklion, the Afyon Kocatepe University (AKU), the Universidad Computense de Madrid (UCM), the Selçuk University (SU) in Konya, the Technical University of Wien (TUW) and the University of Ioannina (UoI) proposed to organize a CPO course in which theory and simulation would complement one another and pledged to find enough students to attend it. CPOTS 2011 is the fruits of this labor and I would like to thank all for their help. CPOTS 2012 is the successful renewal of CPOTS with the addition of two more institutions: the Queen's University Belfast, UK and the University of Debrecen, Hungary.

CPOTS is primarily funded by the EU through the Erasmus programme of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) of the European Commission on Education and Training and as such will bring together an international body of students and instructors from the universities officially participating in this IP. Additional funding may be provided from interested sponsors. The financial administration of the CPOTS IP is officially undertaken by ELKE, the Secretariat of the Research Committee of the University of Crete.

According to strict Erasmus IP rules the cost of subsistence and travel to the IP is covered to a large extent. This support can only be extended to the official teachers (listed in the CPOTS proposal for that year) and to students of the participating IP partners accepted to CPOTS according to IP procedures.

Additional IP funding is also provided for the organizational expenses of hosting the IP.

A limited number of students outside the participating IP partners may also be accepted to the IP, but cannot be supported from the IP funds. Similarly for instructors.

Upon the successful completion of the CPOTS IP, 6 ECTS units will be officially recognized with a special Physics Dept. University of Crete diploma.

Theo Zouros

CPOTS project coordinator and
Assoc. Prof. of Atomic and Molecular Physics
Dept. of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion

Last Update: 13/06/13 12:49:33