16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
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11
JUL
2018

Cockcroft Institute hosts major events on plasma accelerators

Scientists from across Europe gathered in Liverpool last week to discuss the future of plasma accelerators, advanced laser technology, and industry opportunities alongside a discussion of research progress made within the EuPRAXIA Design Study, supported by the European Union within t
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05
JUN
2018

First Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School held at CI

The Cockcroft Institute hosted the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) centre for doctoral training starting on Tuesday 22nd May. Dr Graeme Burt, Head of the ASHE programme said “Particle accelera
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25
MAY
2018

Symposium: Quantum Leap Towards the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators

Accelerator science has made possible the digital revolution, now scientists across Europe are collaborating to design the world’s first high-energy plasma-based accelerator facility, which will be stronger and more compact than the current accelerators used by industry today.  The fu
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21
MAY
2018

Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School

Cockcroft will be hosting the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment doctoral training centre starting on Tuesday 22nd May and running for two weeks. The school focuses on smaller industrial accelerators used in
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16
MAY
2018

Cockcroft researchers make major contributions to IPAC18

This year the 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC18) was held in Vancouver, Canada, from April 29 to May 4. IPACis the world’s largest accelerator conference, attracting more than one thousand delegates to present and discuss the latest R&D results in accelerat
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23
APR
2018

FCC Week 2018

More than 450 participants in the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Study met last week in Amsterdam for its annual collaboration week. The Cockcroft Institute had an important representation in the FCC Week 2018 with Oleg Malyshev, Reza Valizadeh, Ruta Sirvinskaite, and Taaj Sian presen
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04
APR
2018

Spring 2018 AWAKE Collaboration meeting held at CI

The AWAKE project — the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiment – has just entered Phase 2 of its first Run, due to be completed by the end of 2018. Results from the first year have been overwhelmingly positive. On the 12th, 13th and 14th of March, th
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27
MAR
2018

OMA Topical Workshop on Facility Design Optimization for Treatment

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project, coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch, member of the Cockcroft Institute and Head of the Liverpool Physics Department, held its 1st OMA Topical Workshop on 12th  – 13th  March 2018 at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland
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26
MAR
2018

Annual Particle Physics Masterclass at Daresbury

Between the 6th and 8th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. The PPMC programme, which gives a broad overview of particle physics and accelerator science, is targeted at GCSE and A-level science students and ha
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