22
JUL
2019

CLARA holds its first User Meeting

From September 2018 to March 2019 CLARA has been delivering high-brightness electrons to a number of user experiments following a competitive beam application process and covering a wide range of disciplines. Results from these first experiments as well as plans for the next exploitat
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03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
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07
NOV
2018

Interactive Grant Writing workshop held at Cockcroft Institute

PhD and Post Docs from the Cockcroft Institute took part in two workshops designed to introduce early career researchers to apply for funding as independent scientists. The first workshop consisted of talks delivered by four experienced researchers introducing concepts related to gran
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19
OCT
2018

The Force is strong at CI

On 11th October 2018, the Star Wars universe came to Daresbury Laboratory. Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of the Liverpool Accelerator Science group, gave a special staff seminar on the Physics of Star Wars. This followed on from a highly successful event he organised for Liverpool st
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05
JUN
2018

First Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School held at CI

The Cockcroft Institute hosted the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) centre for doctoral training starting on Tuesday 22nd May. Dr Graeme Burt, Head of the ASHE programme said “Particle accelera
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23
MAY
2018
Andy Wolski delivering his IoP Prize talk at Lancaster University

IoP Particle Accelerator & Beams Group Prize talk: Professor Andy Wolski

The annual meeting of the IoP’s Particle Accelerator and Beams Group (PABG) was hosted by Lancaster University on 18th April. There was a wide range of speakers from national facilities, industry and universities. Andy Wolski of the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Inst
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21
MAY
2018

Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School

Cockcroft will be hosting the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment doctoral training centre starting on Tuesday 22nd May and running for two weeks. The school focuses on smaller industrial accelerators used in
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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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21
MAR
2018

High Performance Computing School at Daresbury

From 12th March, LIV.DAT students attended a High Performance Computing (HPC) School partially hosted at the Cockcroft Institute and organized by the University of Liverpool and LJMU. The four-day programme introduced fellows to the cutting edge facilities available and the techniques
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