23
JUN
2017

3rd HiLumi Industry Day held in Warrington

The 3rd HiLumi Industry Day was held in Warrington on the 22nd – 23rd May, organized by CERN in connection with the major CERN project for the next decade, the High Luminosity LHC project (HL-LHC). This event followed the 2nd HiLumi Industry Day held in Lisbon in October 2016. A
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21
JUN
2017

International School on Medical Accelerators

Researchers from the Cockcroft Institute organised the first scientific school of the OMA Project coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool at CNAO in Pavia, Italy between 4th – 9th June. The event gathered 75 delegates from across Europe. Along the OMA School, CNAO also hosted
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04
APR
2017

Accelerator Outreach kicks up a Notch

Last Saturday was a hot day for our QUASAR Group’s effort to promote accelerator science among the public and attract youngsters to this exciting field of science and technology. The first highlight was a live radio interview involving Prof Carsten Welsch and Lina Hoummi in BBC Manche
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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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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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19
SEP
2016

AVA ‘SPARCs’ enthusiasm

Following on from the successful tests which mark the beginning of the commissioning of the Cryring accelerator into the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) at GSI, there was much to discuss at the annual Stored Particle Atomic Research Collaboration (SPARC) meeting at the
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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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