04
APR
2018

Spring 2018 AWAKE Collaboration meeting held at CI

The AWAKE project — the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiment – has just entered Phase 2 of its first Run, due to be completed by the end of 2018. Results from the first year have been overwhelmingly positive. On the 12th, 13th and 14th of March, th
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26
MAR
2018

Annual Particle Physics Masterclass at Daresbury

Between the 6th and 8th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. The PPMC programme, which gives a broad overview of particle physics and accelerator science, is targeted at GCSE and A-level science students and ha
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14
FEB
2018

Meeting of the PERLE Collaboration at Daresbury

January 15th and 16th saw the evolving Collaboration on the PERLE project discussing its status and plans towards building a new class of energy recovery linac (ERL) at Orsay, at a meeting jointly organised by Daresbury (Deepa Angal-Kalinin and colleagues) and Liverpool (Max Klein). T
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09
FEB
2018

First ‘Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators Workshop’ Hosted at Daresbury

The first Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory, Tuesday-Wednesday 30th-31st January 2018. The goal of the workshop was to ferment cooperation and discuss future developments in this growing field of AI application to Particle Acceler
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27
NOV
2017
Group photo for CI Postgraduate Conference 2017

Postgraduate Conference 2017

The 6th annual CI Postgraduate Conference was held on 3rd November 2017 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Lab. It attracted 40 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde) and ASTeC. CI Director, Prof. Peter Ra
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13
NOV
2017

New doctoral training centre ASHE launched at CI

The Cockcroft Institute has recently been awarded funding for a new doctoral training centre from STFC which had its first kick-off meeting on the 8th November. The Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and Environment (ASHE) project has a number of PhD students in 2017 who will under
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14
JUL
2017

UK XFEL Accelerator Technology Programme Kicks Off

More than 60 members of the UK accelerator community gathered at Daresbury Laboratory on 4th July 2017 to officially launch the UK XFEL Underpinning Accelerator and FEL Technology Programme.  Members of ASTeC, Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source and John Adams Institute have gen
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18
APR
2017

The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones

This week, the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology has celebrated its partnership, new funding and new laboratories and office space as it relocated to its new building in the heart of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory. With the accession of the University of Strathcl
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29
MAR
2017

Cockcroft Institute Triple Celebration

Monday 10th April 2017, 11am to 3pm, Daresbury Laboratory The Cockcroft Institute (CI), a national centre for particle accelerator R&D in the UK, is probably the largest of its kind in the world, delivering world class R&D in RF based systems and novel methods of particle acce
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25
JAN
2017

Accelerator experience days for teenagers at Daresbury Laboratory

Building up on the great success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers held last summer at the Cockcroft Institute located at Daresbury Laboratory, the QUASAR Group invited two further schools to join them for workshops in January. This gave even more children the opp
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