03
APR
2014
(Dr. Chris Lingwood leads a group through particle physics simulations)

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2014

Daresbury Laboratory held its Particle Physics Masterclass over 3 days at the end March, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 330 students and 20 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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27
MAR
2014
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EIC14 – An International Workshop on Accelerator Acience and Technology for Electron-ion Colliders

On 17th -21st March, Peter Williams, senior physicist in ASTeC’s accelerator physics group attended EIC14, an international workshop on accelerator science and technology for electron-ion colliders, at Jefferson Lab, Virginia, USA. http://www.jlab.org/conferences/eic2014/index.ht
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15
MAR
2014
CI_Outreach

The Big Bang 2014

  Over 4 days in March, the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham played host to the ‘Big BangFair‘, the UK’s largest science, engineering and technology fair. The fair was visited by more than 75,000 people, with predominantly school groups visiting on the f
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20
JAN
2014
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ASTeC Hosts Final Annual TIARA Preparation Phase Review

TIARA Group Photo From November 25 -28th, ASTeC was host to the final annual review meeting of the EC-funded TIARA Preparation Phase, whose remit has been to substantiate integration of national and international accelerator R&D infrastructures into a single distributed European a
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20
JAN
2014
CLARACommunity

Accelerator Community Calls for CLARA

Group photograph The Institute of Physics Particle Accelerator and Beams Group sponsored a meeting of UK accelerator professionals on 13th January 2014 at the Cockcroft Institute to discuss the accelerator science and technology opportunities that would be afforded by the proposed CLA
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28
NOV
2013
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The 2nd annual meeting of the HiLumi LHC-LARP collaboration

The joint HiLumi LHC-LARP collaboration held its 2nd annual meeting between 11-15 November 2013, hosted by the Cockcroft Institute and Daresbury Laboratory. The international meeting brought together 180 physicists and engineers from as far as Japan and America to address the luminosi
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18
NOV
2013
CIPAS

Cockcroft Institute Particle Accelerator School

The Cockcroft Institute recently held its first accelerator school at the end of October. The school was attended by 22 students from 6 different Universities and ASTeC. The school was split into two weeks with the first week dedicated to lectures, including a talk on light sources fr
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18
NOV
2013
CIPC

Cockcroft Institute Postgraduate Conference

The Cockcroft held its 3rd annual postgraduate conference on the 3rd September. Students from all three Universities and ASTeC presented their research to a group of their peers plus a judging panel made up of lecturers and senior ASTeC staff. This year the best overall student went t
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08
NOV
2013
LA3NET_talk

Highly successful 2nd LA³NET Workshop hosted by Fraunhofer ILT

The LA³NET project coordinated from the Cockcroft Institute held its second Topical Workshop on ‘Laser technology and optics design’ at the world-leading Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) at the Fraunhofer in Aachen, Germany (4th to 6th November 2013). The workshop addr
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17
OCT
2013
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Cockcroft Institute led oPAC project found to be a ‘great success’

The mid-term review meeting of the oPAC project took place this Monday 14th October 2013 in Barcelona, Spain and was hosted by project partner ALBA light source. All aspects of the project were critically reviewed by a representative of the European Commission and an expert reviewer.
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