The Cockcroft Institute

Devoted to the development and construction of particle accelerators and intense sources of radiation for pure and applied research.

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August 3, 2022

2022 IoP Particle Accelerator & Beams Group Prize

We are delighted to announce that Dr Brian McNeil from the University of Strathclyde/Cockcroft Institute is the recipient of the 2022 Institute of Physics Particle Accelerator & Beams Group Prize for Outstanding Professional Contributions to Accelerator Science & Technology. Brian…
July 22, 2022

Controlling the plasma waves in AWAKE

Scientists from the AWAKE collaboration have found a new way to control the waves that propel the electrons in a plasma accelerator. This is a crucial step in realizing AWAKE as the accelerator technology of the future. The results have…
July 15, 2022

The Star Wars universe takes over Lymm Festival 2022

On 29 June 2022, the Star Wars universe came to Lymm Festival, a local summer festival, bringing families and friends together in a variety of organised events. In this sold-out evening event, Prof Carsten Welsch, Head of the Liverpool Physics…
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The Cockcroft Institute is a partnership between the universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, devoted to the development and construction of particle accelerators and intense sources of radiation for pure and applied research.

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