27
SEP
2019

OMA careers workshop

The CI-led OMA network organized a Researcher Careers Workshop in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain on 2–3 September 2019. This event was held exclusively for the OMA Fellows and researchers from the National Accelerator Centre (CNA) in Seville. As the OMA Fellows’ training within
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25
SEP
2019

International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy held in Seville

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network OMA – Optimization of Medical Accelerators – coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool, has held its final official event in the form of an International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy. The conference took plac
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24
JUL
2019

Advanced Researcher Career Skills School held in Liverpool

The transition to the next job from a Marie Curie Fellowship is a challenging prospect in an ever more competitive job market. The European innovative training networks OMA and AVA that are both coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool have held a joint 4-day Adv
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08
JUL
2019

Accelerator science showcased at international Symposium

Particle accelerators have numerous applications across many fields including fundamental research, healthcare, electronics, environment and energy, but despite the vast benefits of accelerators for our everyday life the whole research area is still pretty much unknown to the majority
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17
JUN
2019

CI experts at IPAC’19

The world’s largest conference on particle accelerators (IPAC’19) took place from 19 to 24 of May in the Australian city of Melbourne. Over 1,000 delegates from five continents gathered in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to hear the latest advances in accelerator science through and i
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08
APR
2019

Advanced school on particle cancer therapy held at TU Vienna

Members of the Cockcroft Institute, together with medical experts, research Fellows and PhD students from across Europe and beyond, took part in the Advanced School on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy at TU Vienna in Vienna, Austria between 1-5 April 2019. The school was orga
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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25
MAR
2019

Accelerating the future: Designing a robust and affordable radiation therapy treatment system for challenging environments

Three members of The Cockcroft Institute, Prof Graeme Burt (Lancaster University), Prof Peter McIntosh (ASTeC/STFC) and Dr Deepa Angal-Kalinin (ASTeC/STFC) recently attended a workshop organised by the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC), CERN and STFC to address the global short
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15
FEB
2019

Accelerator designers met at GSI to discuss facility optimization

The Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) rings are unique facilities at CERN designed to trap, store and facilitate antimatter research. They help scientists understand fundamental properties of antimatter and to advance fundamental scientific knowle
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11
JAN
2019

3rd OMA Topical Workshop held at GSI

A workshop on Medical Accelerator Design and Diagnostics was held at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany, on 10th – 12th December, 2018. Speakers discussed the latest developments in technology for beam monitoring in medical accelerators. The scientific discussions wer
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