20
MAY
2016

CI Research presented in the Land of the Morning Calm

This year’s International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’16) took place at the BEXCO Convention Centre, located in the lively and scenic Haeundae District of Busan, South Korea. IPAC’16 was the seventh International Particle Accelerator Conference, a conference that rotat
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16
MAR
2016

2016 – a LEAP Year

Since 1990 the LEAP (Low Energy Antiproton Physics) conference is held every two or three years to discuss the latest findings and exchange information about research with low energy antiprotons. There has been some remarkable progress recently in experiments with low energy antiproto
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08
MAR
2016
Dr. Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) discusses the workings of the EMMA accelerator with PPMC* students

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2016

Daresbury Laboratory recently held its Particle Physics Masterclass over the 3 days between March 1st and 3rd. The event was organised and publicised by the Daresbury public engagement team, and hosted by the Cockcroft Institute (CI), with scientists from ASTeC and the Cockcroft Unive
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07
MAR
2016

Lasers and Accelerators meet in Rome

Alexandra Alexandrova, from the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Institute, participated in the 4th International Conference on Photoptics, Optics and Laser Technology, Photoptics 2016. The conference took place in Rome, Italy, between 27th-29th February. The event featured t
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26
FEB
2016

£3 Million European Training Network for Particle Beam Cancer Therapy Launched

    The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) started officially on 1 February 2016. OMA is an international collaboration of 31 institutions which during the four year project duration will train 15 early stage researchers in the field of particle beam therapy for canc
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08
FEB
2016

Future Circular Collider Meeting in Rome

The second Annual Meeting of the Future Circular Collider study will take place from 11 to 15 April 2016 in Rome. The meeting brings together the world’s leading scientists and engineers and relevant industry representatives to set the goals for the coming year and further develop thi
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04
DEC
2015

Annual Meeting takes the pulse of EuroCirCol

  Last June saw the start of the EU-funded EuroCirCol project, a design study for a post-LHC hadron collider in which the Cockcroft Institute is playing an important role. The study has received 3 M€ within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program to produce a c
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02
DEC
2015

National Particle Accelerator Open Day

Daresbury laboratories played host to the 3rd annual national particle accelerator open day. The national event, sponsored by the IoP Particles and Beams group, opens up the doors of one particle accelerator laboratory each year to undergraduate engineering and physics students in the
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30
NOV
2015

Cockcroft Institute Particle Accelerator School

The Cockcroft Institute recently held its second particle accelerator school at the start of November. The school was attended by 23 students from 5 different Universities and ASTeC. The two week school was split into two parts with the mornings dedicated to lectures, including a talk
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13
NOV
2015

Cockcroft members celebrate the HL-LHC project moving to the prototyping phase

More than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world, including several from the Cockcroft Institute, met at CERN this October to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC – a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will increase the accelerator’s discovery potential
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