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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07
OCT
2014
LA3NET_School

Combining Lasers and Accelerators to Train the next Generation of Researchers

The LA³NET consortium held an Advanced School on Laser Applications at Accelerators between 29 September and 3 October 2014. The event was hosted by the Spanish Pulsed Lasers Centre (CLPU) in Salamanca, Spain and attracted over 70 participants from all over the world. The sc
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14
JUL
2014

Accelerator Experts go to School

A week-long oPAC advanced School on Accelerator Optimization took place from 7th to 11th July 2014. The event was hosted by Royal Holloway University of London (UK) and was joined by around 80 delegates from across Europe. The School covered accelerator optimizatio
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12
JUN
2014
HEA Group photograph

Training the trainers: complementary skills workshop at the Cockcroft

During the delivery of European projects DITANET, LA3NET and oPAC which were all coordinated from the Cockcroft Institute a novel complementary skills training programme was developed by Prof. Carsten Welsch. Training in transferable skills that complement the technical research activ
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11
JUN
2014
EnEfficient002

First EnEfficient RF Sources Workshop

The first EnEfficient RF Sources workshop took place at the Cockcroft Institute on the 3-4th June. Over 40 delegates took part in the 2 day workshop including 18 speakers presenting the state of the art (and beyond) of RF sources for accelerators. In the past the achievement of perfor
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