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An Invitation to PAC2001

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the 2001 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC2001) Organizing Committee, Program Committee and Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite everyone who has an interest in the recent development in accelerator science and technology to attend and to participate in the PAC2001. The conference is to be held on June 18-22, 2001, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, and is open to anyone who registers.

This is the 19th biennial conference of this series and is organized under the auspices of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) through its Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) and the American Physical Society (APS) through its Division of Physics of Beams (DPB). The conference also serves as the annual meeting of the DPB. The hosting institutions of the conference are Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This booklet, together with the conference web site noted herein, describes the conference timelines and processes.

The PAC2001 Program Committee has already structured the conference program as described in this booklet. To complete the program, I would also like to invite you to submit an abstract of your contributed paper describing recent original and unpublished work on accelerator science, technology, and applications. The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2001.

The organization of the conference will be similar to previous ones in this series with plenary sessions on Monday morning and Friday afternoon offering a total of eight invited speakers. During the five-day period there are 20 oral sessions, including talks by 77 invited speakers and presentations of selected contributed papers, and eight poster sessions to accommodate 1000 posters. An industrial exhibition of about 40 booths will be present for three days adjacent to the poster area. After the conference is officially over, there will be an optional one-day tour of the accelerator facilities of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Saturday, June 23, 2001.

The last few meetings have had approximately 1200 participants each, and we anticipate similar numbers for PAC2001 in Chicago. In view of the special rate the Hyatt Regency Chicago is offering and the limited number of rooms specially allocated for the conference attendees, you are encouraged to register and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. The weather in Chicago in June is usually warm with average daytime temperatures around 80 F and nighttime temperatures around 60 F. Chicago offers many cultural, historical, and ethnic attractions. A program of tours is being offered for companions, and tourism representatives will be available to help attendees make other recreational arrangements.

The registration fee of U.S.$370.00 ($450.00 after May 18, 2001) supports the conference almost entirely. This fee covers your participation in the conference sessions, welcome reception, awards ceremony, coffee breaks, and conference proceedings. The registration fee does not cover the banquet, companion tours, and ANL/FNAL tour. When you sign up for any of these, you must include the additional fee charged for each activity.

To register, please complete the registration form. You can either complete the online version (available from the PAC2001 web page at or fill in the paper registration form included at the back of this booklet. Whichever method you use, a paper copy must be mailed or faxed to us with your payment.

For those non-U.S. citizens planning to attend the ANL/FNAL tour, please read the tour instructions carefully. In order to go on this tour, you will have to provide us with citizenship information.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the conference.


Yanglai Cho
PAC2001 Conference Chair

The conference is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.

For further information contact:

Catherine Eyberger
Conference Coordinator
Argonne National Laboratory
Building 401
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439 U.S.A.

Phone:  1 630.252.7575
Fax:  1 630.252.1512

Call for Papers

Original papers (not previously published or presented) from the whole field of accelerator physics and technology are solicited, including low- and high-energy machines, accelerators for medical and industrial purposes, and accelerator subsystems.

The scientific program of PAC2001 will consist of invited oral, contributed oral, and poster presentations. All contributed papers are to be submitted presuming poster presentation. From these the Program Committee will decide, based on the abstracts, which papers are chosen for oral presentation.

Note: The proceedings will only include papers that are presented at the conference, either orally or as posters.

In order to maintain the high standards of the PAC proceedings, and to keep them to a reasonable size, potential authors are reminded that only novel, original work should be submitted. Authors submitting several related papers should keep to a minimum repetition of introductory material.

Call for Nomination of PAC Conference Awards

The Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the IEEE will sponsor two awards to be given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator technology. At least one award will be given to an individual early in his/her career. For details concerning this award and to receive nomination forms, please contact:

Dr. Matthew Allen
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
P.O. Box 4349, MS 18
Stanford, CA 94309 U.S.A.

Phone:  1 650.926.2820
Fax:  1 650.926.8657

Nominations must be received by November 17, 2000.

Student Travel Award Honoring Dr. Melvin Month

To help defray travel costs for students, the APS/DPB plans to provide a limited number of travel grants to worthy students in honor of Dr. Melvin Month, past Secretary/Treasurer of the DBP. Graduate students in accelerator science or technology are invited to apply by providing a one-page description of work being carried out and a nominating letter from the student's supervisor.

The deadline for the travel grant application is January 15, 2001. Please submit the application to:

Dr. Gerald McMichael
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 360
Argonne, IL 60439 U.S.A.

Fax:  1 630.252.9987


See the Conference Program link for a complete listing.

Invited Speakers

See the Invited Speakers link for a complete listing.

Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601 U.S.A.

Phone:  1 312.565.1234
Fax:  1 312.565.2966

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is the PAC2001 conference hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference rate of $155/night, single or double occupancy. Due to limited availability of rooms, we strongly urge you to make your reservations early and directly with the hotel. To make your Hyatt reservations online, go to the PAC2001 Web page and click on the link entitled Hyatt Reservations. If you make reservations by phone, be sure to indicate that you will be attending PAC2001 to receive the conference room rate. There are a limited number of government-rate rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards Reception and Ceremony

An Awards Reception and Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 19, to present the following 2001 awards and prizes:


The conference banquet will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Thursday, June 21, 2001. Banquet tickets will cost $70.00, and reservations are required. Please indicate on the conference registration form if you have any dietary restrictions.

Industrial Exhibit

See the Industrial Exhibit link for a complete listing.


See the ANL/FNAL Tour link for a complete listing.

Satellite Meetings

See the Satellite Meetings link for a complete listing.

Computing Facilities

Conference attendees will have access to Internet-connected Macintoshes, PCs, and printers plus network connections for laptop computers. This facility will allow reading and sending of e-mail and other miscellaneous personal computing tasks.

Companion Program

See the Companion Program link for a complete listing.


Five prearranged Companion Tours are being offered through a private company, On the Scene. In addition, personnel from the Chicago Office of Tourism will be available to help you enjoy your Chicago experience. See the PAC2001 web page for more links to Chicago information.

Chicago Weather

Chicago weather in June is generally warm and pleasant with average daytime highs of 80 F and average nighttime lows of 58 F. There is frequently a lake breeze that reduces daytime temperature near the shore, sometimes by 10 F or more below temperatures farther inland.

Questions about the Conference should be directed to:

Last updated: October 14, 2000