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