13
JUL
2015

International Conference on Accelerator Optimization

The Cockcroft Institute has teamed up with the University of Seville’s Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) to organize the first International Conference on Accelerator Optimization. The conference, funded by the oPAC Marie Curie Initial Training Network and coordinated by Prof. Car
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02
JUL
2015

Audience inspired at Laser and Accelerator Showcase

An international Symposium on Lasers and Accelerators for Science & Society took place on the 26th of June in the Liverpool Arena Convention Centre. The Symposium was coordinated by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch of the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Institute in Daresbury, an
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02
JUL
2015

Advanced Researcher Career Skills Workshop

The transition to permanent employment from postgraduate research is a challenging prospect in an ever more competitive job market. The European networks oPAC and LA3NET, both coordinated by the University of Liverpool from the Cockcroft Institute, have held a joint 4-day Advanced Res
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17
MAY
2015

Lasers & Accelerators for Science and Society

Particle accelerators have numerous applications across many fields including fundamental research, medicine, electronics, environment and energy. As the limits of performance are reached new methods for particle acceleration and beam optimisation are needed. Lasers will play a key ro
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15
MAY
2015

CI Contributions to the World’s Largest Accelerator Conference

IPAC’15, the sixth International Particle Accelerator Conference, was held in historic Richmond, Virginia, USA from May 3-8, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. With more than 1,000 contributed papers, IPAC is the largest annual event in the field of particle acceler
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24
APR
2015

Accelerator experts discuss best training schemes

The annual meeting of the Joint Universities Accelerator School (JUAS) took place on 23 and 24 April 2015. It was hosted by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch and joined scholars and researchers from across Europe to review the 2015 edition of this highly successful school that took place betwee
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02
APR
2015

Cockcroft Scientist elected as FLAIR Spokesperson

Antiprotons, stored and cooled at low energies in a storage ring or at rest in traps, are highly desirable for the investigation of a large number of basic questions on fundamental interactions, on the static structure of exotic antiprotonic atomic systems or of (radioactive) nuclei a
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02
APR
2015

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2015

Daresbury Laboratory held its Particle Physics Masterclass over 3 days at the end March, with a record-breaking attendance of more than 278 students and 29 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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01
APR
2015

Workshop and International Conference organized by the Cockcroft Institute

The Cockcroft Institute-coordinated project LA3NET delivered a workshop on Beam Diagnostics and an International Conference on Laser Applications at Accelerators between 23-27 March on Mallorca, Spain. The workshop discussed the current state-of-the-art and future trends in optical di
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18
MAR
2015

Computer-aided Optimization of Accelerators

The oPAC network, coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute, has organised a three-day long workshop on Computer-Aided optimisation of Accelerators (CAoPAC) at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany from 10 – 13 March 2015. oPAC is an EU-funded Marie Curie
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