CI experts at IPAC’19

The world’s largest conference on particle accelerators (IPAC’19) took place from 19 to 24 of May in the Australian city of Melbourne. Over 1,000 delegates from five continents gathered in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to hear the latest advances in accelerator science through and intense programme of talks and poster sessions together with an industry exhibition.

The Cockcroft Institute was once again well represented at this important conference through its director, several members of the CI management committee, as well as a number of research staff and postgraduate students from the CI partner universities and ASTeC.

CI experts made many contributions to the scientific program. This included dozens of poster contributions throughout the week, which triggered many interesting discussions. A particular highlight was an invited plenary talk by Manchester’s Dr Rob Appleby in the session on diversity. In his talk, Dr Appleby presented a new approach to science communication through his Tactile Collider project. This new framework presents the science and technology of particle accelerators to the visually impaired. This approach can help improve communication of research to diverse audiences and make research more accessible. It was awarded this year’s EPS High Energy and Particle Physics outreach prize.

Dr Rob Appleby presenting Tactile Collider.

The Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool also presented a dedicated stand in the industry exhibition. The stand was used to promote the many accelerator projects that the CI is either coordinating or contributing to as a partner, such as OMA, AVA, LIV.DAT, EuPRAXIA and EuroCirCol, as well as the spin-out company D-Beam, specialized in advanced beam diagnostics.

Finally, the IPAC conference was used to announce and promote the LINAC2020 conference, which will take place in Liverpool between 30 August – 4 September 2020.

Dr Ricardo Torres and Joseph Wolfenden presenting CI research at the International Particle Accelerators Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

More information, all talks and proceedings can be found at:

IPAC19 homepage