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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13
JUL
2016

Accelerators for Science and Society

Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute have opened their doors to the general public. Last weekend saw more than 7,500 visitors come to Daresbury Laboratory for the conclusion of the Daresbury Open Week 2016 (#DOW16). Following on from a week of events for school children an
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06
JUL
2016

Researcher Careers Workshop in Krakow

The QUASAR Group, located at the Cockcroft Institute, organised a Researcher’s Career Workshop hosted in the beautifully preserved city of Krakow, Poland, June 26 – 27, 2016. Expertly executed by Project Manager Magdalena Klimontowska, the event simultaneously acted as an
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06
JUL
2016

Acceleration re-defined once again in Pisa

In 1589 the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei performed in Pisa his ground-breaking acceleration experiments, observing balls accelerating down a ramp. He timed the rolling balls by counting his heart beat, finding that the “the spaces traversed were to each other as the squares of th
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