02
APR
2015

Cockcroft Scientist elected as FLAIR Spokesperson

Antiprotons, stored and cooled at low energies in a storage ring or at rest in traps, are highly desirable for the investigation of a large number of basic questions on fundamental interactions, on the static structure of exotic antiprotonic atomic systems or of (radioactive) nuclei a
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02
APR
2015

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2015

Daresbury Laboratory held its Particle Physics Masterclass over 3 days at the end March, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 278 students and 29 teachers from schools as far away as Conway and Wakefield. The event was organised and publicised by the Daresbury public engagem
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01
APR
2015

Workshop and International Conference organized by the Cockcroft Institute

The Cockcroft Institute-coordinated project LA3NET delivered a workshop on Beam Diagnostics and an International Conference on Laser Applications at Accelerators between 23-27 March on Mallorca, Spain. The workshop discussed the current state-of-the-art and future trends in optical di
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18
MAR
2015

Computer-aided Optimization of Accelerators

The oPAC network, coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute, has organised a three-day long workshop on Computer-Aided optimisation of Accelerators (CAoPAC) at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany from 10 – 13 March 2015. oPAC is an EU-funded Marie Curie
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29
JAN
2015
AWAKE-UK

AWAKE-UK Collaboration met at the Cockcroft Institute

The annual meeting of the AWAKE-UK collaboration was hosted by Prof. Carsten Welsch at the Cockcroft Institute on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Prof. Matthew Wing from UCL, spokesman of the collaboration, opened the meeting with an update on the status of the AWAKE project at CERN. He p
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09
DEC
2014

The EU Project TEAM Training Day

The EU Project TEAM from the QUASAR Group at the University of Liverpool, based at the Cockcroft Institute, organized a full day training event on European-funded project administration for institutions from across Europe last Friday. The work of the TEAM had been recognized as Europe
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01
DEC
2014

CI GradFest 2014

The Cockcroft Institute held it’s annual GradFest on November 27th where many of the Cockcroft Institute’s PhD students presented their work to each other and the rest of the institute.The talks spanned activities as diverse as the developmentof photocathodes, RF cavities
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21
NOV
2014
Scientists Go Industry

Career paths for next generation researchers

  Scientists Go Industry workshop The brainchild of the early stage researcher fellows from the LA³NET project, the Scientists Go Industry workshop was designed to explore the career options for post-doctoral level researchers. The event was the culmination of over one year’s preparat
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18
NOV
2014
Cryo-Ops Group

Cryo-Ops 2014 6th International Workshop on Cryogenic Operations

From discovering Higgs Bosons at the LHC or providing ultralow temperature environment for the experiments with ISIS neutrons, one of the key technologies that must be employed reliably is CRYOGENICS. A major fraction of the construction and operational budget, particularly for the la
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15
OCT
2014

Particle Accelerator Engineering Network Meeting

  Lancaster recently played a lead role in the kick-off meeting for a new engineering network linking the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Physics (IoP). The group brings together all types of engineers
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