03
OCT
2013

Cockcroft Institute Particle Accelerator School

The Cockcroft Institute is hosting a two week intensive particle accelerator school (CIPAS). The school will cover beam dynamics, magnets, RF, vacuum, diagnostics and undulators. The school is postgraduate level and is open to any UK students or staff at UK labs or companies. …more in
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27
SEP
2013

Cockcroft Institute Contributions to IBIC 2013

This year the International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) took place in Oxford, UK from 16th-20th September. The QUASAR Group’s EU Project T.E.A.M, based at The Cockcroft Institute, attended the conference and had a strong presence with a EU projects stand. In addition there
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24
SEP
2013
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IoP HEPP Half-Day meeting: Low-Energy Frontier of High Energy Particle Physics

Approximately 25 delegates attended a meeting dedicated to precision measurements and new particle searches at low-energy. Both theoretical and experimental topics were discussed providing a timely overview of developments in the field, and their interplay with the latest results in c
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15
JUL
2013

HEPTech Academia meets Industry: Environmental Applications of Accelerators, 8th -9th July 2013

With an increasing industrial focus on resource savings, and the adoption of good environmental practises backed by ever-tightening regulatory requirements, accelerator-based solutions for environmental clean-up and production efficiencies are now transferring from the high energy phy
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10
JUN
2013

Accelerating Training

18 fellows from one of the largest research and training networks ever funded by the EU, the Liverpool-coordinated oPAC (‘Optimization of Particle Accelerators’) gathered in Liverpool for a week-long researcher skills school, which was held at the University’s graduate training suite
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05
JUN
2013
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The Big Bang regional event St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, June 26th, 2013

The Cockcroft Institute staff have been demonstrating to the public how particle accelerators work at ‘The Big Bang’ science fair in Manchester on the 11th-13th March this year. The Cockcroft Institute staff created and manned a stand called ‘Particle Accelerators’ which demonstrated
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11
MAY
2013
AlphaX Workshop

ALPHA-X Topical Workshop

Approximately 30 delegates enjoyed a wealth of enlightening presentations on contemporary topics in laser-plasma physics, FELs and related areas of interest to the ALPHA-X partnership at an open research meeting held on 2-3 May 2013 at the Cockcroft Institute. The meeting was hosted b
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18
APR
2013

Institute of Physics Particle Accelerators and Beams Group Annual Meeting held at Cockcroft Institute on 10th April

The 2013 annual meeting of the IoP’s Particle Accelerators and Beams group was held in the Cockcroft Institute on 10th April. The meeting was the most successful yet with over 120 participants. The day’s proceedings commenced with a Town Meeting address by STFC Chief Executive John Wo
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25
MAR
2013

Cockcroft Institute offers advanced researcher skills training for EU network

The gaining of complementary skills is one of the aims of the European Higher Education Area as it promotes training to ensure that all graduates have the skills necessary to enter the global job market. The Marie Curie Initial Training Network LA³NET, coordinated by Prof. Carsten P.
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31
JAN
2013

Cockcroft academics join forces to train the next generation of researchers

In order to guarantee international competitiveness, researchers must be provided with a very broad skills set for a future career in the academic sector or in industry. For that purpose, an interdisciplinary 4-day training program, designed for the particular needs of early stage res
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