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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06
JUL
2016

Researcher Careers Workshop in Krakow

The QUASAR Group, located at the Cockcroft Institute, organised a Researcher’s Career Workshop hosted in the beautifully preserved city of Krakow, Poland, June 26 – 27, 2016. Expertly executed by Project Manager Magdalena Klimontowska, the event simultaneously acted as an
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06
JUL
2016

Acceleration re-defined once again in Pisa

In 1589 the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei performed in Pisa his ground-breaking acceleration experiments, observing balls accelerating down a ramp. He timed the rolling balls by counting his heart beat, finding that the “the spaces traversed were to each other as the squares of th
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