13
NOV
2018

Cockcroft Institute at Linac18 in Beijing

The 29th International Linear Accelerator Conference (Linac18) was hosted by the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) at the Friendship Hotel in Beijing over 16th – 21st September 2018. During the conference, the Cockcroft Institute and ASTe
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09
NOV
2018

AWAKE Collaboration prepares for Run 2

The AWAKE project — the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiment — will soon end Phase 2 of its first experimental Run at the end of 2018, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) begin their Long Shutdown 2. Success in the wor
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07
NOV
2018

Interactive Grant Writing workshop held at Cockcroft Institute

PhD and Post Docs from the Cockcroft Institute took part in two workshops designed to introduce early career researchers to apply for funding as independent scientists. The first workshop consisted of talks delivered by four experienced researchers introducing concepts related to gran
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31
OCT
2018

How to characterize antimatter beams?

Antimatter particles, such as positrons, antiprotons and antihydrogen open unique insight into some of the most fundamental questions in modern physics. However, they are not only very difficult to produce – they also pose numerous challenges when it comes to measuring their propertie
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25
OCT
2018

If you invented a giant machine – what would it do?

Treat cancer? Generate energy? Make food last longer? The people of Liverpool are being invited to participate in a community-designed art installation more than 20 metres beneath the city’s streets. It will showcase the city’s acclaimed artists and ground breaking scientific discover
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19
OCT
2018

The Force is strong at CI

On 11th October 2018, the Star Wars universe came to Daresbury Laboratory. Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of the Liverpool Accelerator Science group, gave a special staff seminar on the Physics of Star Wars. This followed on from a highly successful event he organised for Liverpool st
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15
AUG
2018

Observe. Explore. Experiment – CI contributions to BlueDot

Members of the Cockcroft Institute have once again discovered the intergalactic festival of music, science, arts and exploration of space that is Bluedot.  Returning for a third year, the team from the Cockcroft Institute involving staff and students from the CI universities Manc
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16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
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11
JUL
2018

Cockcroft Institute hosts major events on plasma accelerators

Scientists from across Europe gathered in Liverpool last week to discuss the future of plasma accelerators, advanced laser technology, and industry opportunities alongside a discussion of research progress made within the EuPRAXIA Design Study, supported by the European Union within t
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05
JUN
2018

First Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School held at CI

The Cockcroft Institute hosted the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) centre for doctoral training starting on Tuesday 22nd May. Dr Graeme Burt, Head of the ASHE programme said “Particle accelera
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