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10 June 2013
How long does a beam survive?
Low energy storage rings are key instruments to address some of the fundamental
questions of nature. Electrostatic rings in particular were used very successfully
to study the interaction of various ion beams with all different kinds
of target gases, ions, electrons and light.
However, at very low energies and beam intensities, many physical effects act on the stored particles at the same time and need to be analysed in detail to understand beam stability and life time.
10 June 2013
18 fellows from one of the largest research and training networks ever funded by the EU, the Liverpool-coordinated oPAC ('Optimization of Particle Accelerators') gathered in Liverpool for a week-long researcher skills school, which was held at the University’s graduate training suite between June 3rd - 7th 2013.
11 May 2013
ALPHA-X Topical Workshop
Approximately 30 delegates enjoyed a wealth of enlightening presentations on contemporary topics in laser-plasma physics, FELs and related areas of interest to the ALPHA-X partnership at an open research meeting held on 2-3 May 2013 at the Cockcroft Institute. The meeting was hosted by the Lancaster Mathematical Physics Group and featured several invited talks from members of the Cockcroft Institute including speakers from ASTeC, University of Manchester and Lancaster University as well as invited talks from researchers based at University of Strathclyde. …read more»
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The Cockcroft Institute is an international centre for Accelerator Science and Technology (AST) in the UK. It was proposed in September 2003 and officially opened by the UK Minister for Science, Lord Sainsbury, in September 2006. It is a joint venture between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC at the Daresbury and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories) and the North West Development Agency (NWDA). The Institute is located in a purpose-built building on the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus adjacent to the Daresbury Laboratory and the Daresbury Innovation Centre, and has established satellite centres in each of the participating universities.
The Institute provides the intellectual focus, educational infrastructure and the essential scientific and technological facilities for accelerator science and technology research and development, which will enable UK scientists and engineers to take a major role in innovating future tools for scientific discoveries and in the conception, design, construction and use of the world’s leading research accelerators for the foreseeable future.
The Institute is named after the Nobel prizewinner Sir John Cockcroft FRS . Born in Todmorden in north west England, and educated in part in Manchester, he is regarded as the pioneer of modern accelerator research.
This article first appeared in CERN Courier December 2007, and is reprinted with permission.