29
MAR
2021

Energy efficiency of particle accelerators

Particle accelerators use up huge amounts of energy, with CERN currently using 10% of the electricity in the Geneva region. The next generation of particle accelerators for high energy physics would require their own power stations if changes are not made soon in the way we approach a
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10
FEB
2021

Healthcare Instrumentation Workshop

A Healthcare Instrumentation Workshop which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, will now be held online on Thursday 22 April 2021. The workshop will bring together companies developing or manufacturing medical instrumentation, organisations which use such devices in healthcar
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15
JAN
2021

Register now: national particle accelerator open day

The Cockcroft Institute will organise a virtual national particle accelerator open day on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 for undergraduates studying engineering or physics at UK universities. The national particle accelerator open day has been an annua
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12
NOV
2020

PhD students engage in online training on Data Intensive Science

Earlier this year the Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training on Data Intensive Science (LIV.DAT) was awarded 60k£ funding to organise the 2020 STFC Data Intensive Summer School. For one week, the University of Liverpool’s campus was scheduled to be the centre of the STFC School on Dat
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10
NOV
2020

EIC Collaboration Workshop

The Electron-Ion Collider will be a powerful new billion dollar scale facility in the United States, hosted at the Brookhaven National Lab, constructed with the aim of studying Gluons, particles which bind all the observable matter in the world around us. The EIC machine will consist
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03
NOV
2020

Antimatter network AVA reviews project successes

In January 2017 the 4M€ EU-funded Accelerators Validating Antimatter (AVA) network, coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, was launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Liverpool where representatives of all partner institutions were present. They had put together a
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14
SEP
2020

The Virtual International Linac2020 Conference

In the context of the current global Covid-19 pandemic, interfacing, interactions and collaborations are most certainly being challenged in terms of groups finding ways to maintain ongoing and effective engagements. Organisers for Conferences, Workshops and large meetings are having t
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13
MAR
2020

2020 Particle Physics Masterclass

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. This event is designed to give a broad and entertaining overview of particle physics and accelerator science to GCSE and A-level science students and
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18
FEB
2020
A Better Place

A better place? Fostering inclusion in academia and industry

Lancaster University 4th March 2020 A one-day event to discuss best practice for supporting the career progression of underrepresented groups in STEM, with the aim of sharing best practice between academia and industry. Following on from Lancaster University’s 2014 event A woman’
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30
JAN
2020

LINAC2020 – Registration is now open

The 30th Linear Accelerator Conference (LINAC) will come to England, the birthplace of accelerator science and take place at the Arena and Convention Centre in beautiful Liverpool, UK from 30 August – 4 September 2020. LINAC is the main bi-yearly gathering for the worldwide comm
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