13
MAR
2017

British Science Week accelerates Cockcroft outreach activities

British Science Week is back to dazzle and enlighten children with the wonders of exploring what makes our Universe tick To celebrate it this year, the Cockcroft Institute has partnered up with Beamont Collegiate Academy (BCA) and will deliver hands-on activities on particle physics f
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25
JAN
2017

Accelerator experience days for teenagers at Daresbury Laboratory

Building up on the great success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers held last summer at the Cockcroft Institute located at Daresbury Laboratory, the QUASAR Group invited two further schools to join them for workshops in January. This gave even more children the opp
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16
JAN
2017

European Antimatter R&D network launched

The Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics (AVA) project started officially on the 1 January 2017. AVA is an international collaboration of currently 25 institutions. Benefiting from almost 4 M€ of funding from the European Union, AVA will train no less than 15 early stage researc
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09
NOV
2016

CI Postgraduate Conference 2016

The 5th annual Postgraduate Conference was held on 31st October 2015 at the Cockcroft Institute (CI). This conference is an important event for all CI postgraduates and it provides a platform for them to networking, sharing information and practising their presentation skills. More th
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02
NOV
2016

Accelerating discoveries

Nestled amongst the steam and diesel powered accelerators of old (ok – trains), Cockcroft Institute researchers have recently been spotted communicating particle accelerators to the next generation of scientists. The one day Accelerating discoveries event, which was hosted by th
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02
NOV
2016

LA³NET Topical Workshops in Paris organized by Quasar Group

The latest events of the Quasar – led LA³NET network took place in Paris on 23rd – 26th October. A workshop on Novel Accelerators and one on Laser Ion Sources were organized in the beautiful surroundings of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Campus de Cordeliers and gathered more th
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27
SEP
2016

Public lecture: Accelerating to the speed of light

The movement of atoms, the uncurling of proteins, are just two examples of ultra-fast phenomenon that can be detected with laser-light flashes of radiation generated by accelerators. Accelerators are currently used for medical diagnostics, cancer treatment, semiconductor research, mat
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23
SEP
2016

Quasar Group showcased at IBIC 2016

Sun-drenched palm trees and luxury cruise liners dawdling in the balmy waters of the port of Barcelona presented a splendid backdrop to this year’s edition of the International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) from 11th to 15th September. The industrial exhibition, held in conju
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16
SEP
2016

QUASAR Group leads session at Europe’s largest higher education conference

More than 5000 higher education professionals from all corners of the world have participated in the 28th European Association for International Education’s (EAIE) annual conference held in Liverpool, 13th – 16th September. Magda Klimontowska and James Hunt from the QUASAR
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22
JUL
2016

No slowing down of Cockcroft Outreach Activities

Following on from the highly successful Daresbury Open Week, last Thursday, 14th July, saw even more outreach events attended by members of the Cockcroft Institute. The first event involved children from the Chernobyl children’s project, a charity which aims to support children and fa
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