05
DEC
2017

OMA School on Monte Carlo Simulations

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project, coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch, member of the Cockcroft Institute and Head of the Liverpool Physics Department, held an international school on Monte Carlo simulations at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, betwe
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04
DEC
2017

EuPRAXIA celebrates its second yearly meeting in Lisbon

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, has held its second Yearly Meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon from 20 to 24 November. EuPRAXIA is preparing a conceptual design for the world’s first multi-GeV plasma-based acce
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27
NOV
2017
Group photo for CI Postgraduate Conference 2017

Postgraduate Conference 2017

The 6th annual CI Postgraduate Conference was held on 3rd November 2017 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Lab. It attracted 40 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde) and ASTeC. CI Director, Prof. Peter Ra
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27
NOV
2017

Physics of Star Wars – Fact or Fiction?

CI Experts at Liverpool University bring the Force to life Light sabres, hyper speed and droids – will they be made possible with the latest accelerator research? With the imminent launch of “The Last Jedi”, Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of Physics at the University of Liverpool and
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22
NOV
2017

Marie Curie Celebrations join institutions across Europe

7th November was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie Skłodowska Curie. In order to celebrate her life and achievements, as well as the EU funding program that bears her name, researchers from the Cockcroft Institute organised a simultaneous event at the University of Liv
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13
NOV
2017

New doctoral training centre ASHE launched at CI

The Cockcroft Institute has recently been awarded funding for a new doctoral training centre from STFC which had its first kick-off meeting on the 8th November. The Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and Environment (ASHE) project has a number of PhD students in 2017 who will under
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01
NOV
2017

Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute, and its international partners are going to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Marie Skłodowska–Curie, an outstanding researcher and woman inspiring generations of scientists. Since 1996, the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-C
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14
JUL
2017

UK XFEL Accelerator Technology Programme Kicks Off

More than 60 members of the UK accelerator community gathered at Daresbury Laboratory on 4th July 2017 to officially launch the UK XFEL Underpinning Accelerator and FEL Technology Programme.  Members of ASTeC, Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source and John Adams Institute have gen
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23
JUN
2017

3rd HiLumi Industry Day held in Warrington

The 3rd HiLumi Industry Day was held in Warrington on the 22nd – 23rd May, organized by CERN in connection with the major CERN project for the next decade, the High Luminosity LHC project (HL-LHC). This event followed the 2nd HiLumi Industry Day held in Lisbon in October 2016. A
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18
APR
2017

The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones

This week, the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology has celebrated its partnership, new funding and new laboratories and office space as it relocated to its new building in the heart of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory. With the accession of the University of Strathcl
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