06
NOV
2019

CI Postgraduate Conference 2019

The 8th annual Cockcroft Institute Postgraduate Conference (CIPGC) was held on 30th October 2019 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Laboratory. It attracted 45 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde) and AS
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30
OCT
2019

Challenges in experiment-machine interfacing takes AVA Fellows to Slovenia

Antimatter experiments address some of the most fundamental questions in science by studying the building bricks of nature. Measurements are currently carried out at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and include laser spectroscopy on antihydrogen as well as gravity measurements. These aim a
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27
SEP
2019

OMA careers workshop

The CI-led OMA network organized a Researcher Careers Workshop in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain on 2–3 September 2019. This event was held exclusively for the OMA Fellows and researchers from the National Accelerator Centre (CNA) in Seville. As the OMA Fellows’ training within
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25
SEP
2019

International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy held in Seville

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network OMA – Optimization of Medical Accelerators – coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool, has held its final official event in the form of an International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy. The conference took plac
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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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