14
JUL
2017

UK XFEL Accelerator Technology Programme Kicks Off

More than 60 members of the UK accelerator community gathered at Daresbury Laboratory on 4th July 2017 to officially launch the UK XFEL Underpinning Accelerator and FEL Technology Programme.  Members of ASTeC, Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source and John Adams Institute have gen
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23
JUN
2017

3rd HiLumi Industry Day held in Warrington

The 3rd HiLumi Industry Day was held in Warrington on the 22nd – 23rd May, organized by CERN in connection with the major CERN project for the next decade, the High Luminosity LHC project (HL-LHC). This event followed the 2nd HiLumi Industry Day held in Lisbon in October 2016. A
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18
APR
2017

The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones

This week, the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology has celebrated its partnership, new funding and new laboratories and office space as it relocated to its new building in the heart of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory. With the accession of the University of Strathcl
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29
MAR
2017

Cockcroft Institute Triple Celebration

Monday 10th April 2017, 11am to 3pm, Daresbury Laboratory The Cockcroft Institute (CI), a national centre for particle accelerator R&D in the UK, is probably the largest of its kind in the world, delivering world class R&D in RF based systems and novel methods of particle acce
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17
MAR
2017

OMA School on Medical Accelerators

5th – 9th June 2017, Fondazione CNAO,  Pavia, Italy ‌The OMA consortium is organising an international school on medical accelerators that is open for participants from within and outside the network. Renowned lecturers will complement partner expertise to cover topics such as b
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16
JAN
2017

European Antimatter R&D network launched

The Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics (AVA) project started officially on the 1 January 2017. AVA is an international collaboration of currently 25 institutions. Benefiting from almost 4 M€ of funding from the European Union, AVA will train no less than 15 early stage researc
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02
NOV
2016

Accelerating discoveries

Nestled amongst the steam and diesel powered accelerators of old (ok – trains), Cockcroft Institute researchers have recently been spotted communicating particle accelerators to the next generation of scientists. The one day Accelerating discoveries event, which was hosted by th
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02
NOV
2016

LA³NET Topical Workshops in Paris organized by Quasar Group

The latest events of the Quasar – led LA³NET network took place in Paris on 23rd – 26th October. A workshop on Novel Accelerators and one on Laser Ion Sources were organized in the beautiful surroundings of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Campus de Cordeliers and gathered more th
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27
SEP
2016

Public lecture: Accelerating to the speed of light

The movement of atoms, the uncurling of proteins, are just two examples of ultra-fast phenomenon that can be detected with laser-light flashes of radiation generated by accelerators. Accelerators are currently used for medical diagnostics, cancer treatment, semiconductor research, mat
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13
JUL
2016

Accelerators for Science and Society

Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute have opened their doors to the general public. Last weekend saw more than 7,500 visitors come to Daresbury Laboratory for the conclusion of the Daresbury Open Week 2016 (#DOW16). Following on from a week of events for school children an
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