24
JUL
2019

Advanced Researcher Career Skills School held in Liverpool

The transition to the next job from a Marie Curie Fellowship is a challenging prospect in an ever more competitive job market. The European innovative training networks OMA and AVA that are both coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool have held a joint 4-day Adv
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22
JUL
2019

CLARA holds its first User Meeting

From September 2018 to March 2019 CLARA has been delivering high-brightness electrons to a number of user experiments following a competitive beam application process and covering a wide range of disciplines. Results from these first experiments as well as plans for the next exploitat
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08
JUL
2019

Accelerator science showcased at international Symposium

Particle accelerators have numerous applications across many fields including fundamental research, healthcare, electronics, environment and energy, but despite the vast benefits of accelerators for our everyday life the whole research area is still pretty much unknown to the majority
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08
APR
2019

Advanced school on particle cancer therapy held at TU Vienna

Members of the Cockcroft Institute, together with medical experts, research Fellows and PhD students from across Europe and beyond, took part in the Advanced School on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy at TU Vienna in Vienna, Austria between 1-5 April 2019. The school was orga
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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25
MAR
2019

Accelerating the future: Designing a robust and affordable radiation therapy treatment system for challenging environments

Three members of The Cockcroft Institute, Prof Graeme Burt (Lancaster University), Prof Peter McIntosh (ASTeC/STFC) and Dr Deepa Angal-Kalinin (ASTeC/STFC) recently attended a workshop organised by the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC), CERN and STFC to address the global short
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15
FEB
2019

Accelerator designers met at GSI to discuss facility optimization

The Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) rings are unique facilities at CERN designed to trap, store and facilitate antimatter research. They help scientists understand fundamental properties of antimatter and to advance fundamental scientific knowle
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11
JAN
2019

3rd OMA Topical Workshop held at GSI

A workshop on Medical Accelerator Design and Diagnostics was held at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany, on 10th – 12th December, 2018. Speakers discussed the latest developments in technology for beam monitoring in medical accelerators. The scientific discussions wer
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10
DEC
2018

EuPRAXIA holds its third yearly meeting in Frascati

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, held its third Yearly Meeting, followed by two and a half days of collaboration meetings, at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, in Frascati (Italy) from 19 to 23 November. The event incl
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03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
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