12
APR
2021

Evidence of new physics in muon measurements

News media around the world have been inundated with reports of a recent discovery in Fermilab which could hint to a new revolution in physics.    Much-anticipated data from the Muon g-2 experiment provides tantalising evidence that muons are not behaving in the way they are
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29
MAR
2021

Energy efficiency of particle accelerators

Particle accelerators use up huge amounts of energy, with CERN currently using 10% of the electricity in the Geneva region. The next generation of particle accelerators for high energy physics would require their own power stations if changes are not made soon in the way we approach a
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23
MAR
2021

Spotlight On…Ondrej Sedlacek

In this new series of ‘Spotlight Interviews’ we have asked our PhD students a few questions to give you a more personal insight into work, motivation and challenges of our students and PhD life at the Cockcroft Institute. Ondrej Sedlacek was born in Prostejov (Czech Republ
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04
MAR
2021

Cockcroft Institute book released as a broad introduction to particle accelerators

A new book written by four staff members at the Cockcroft institute has just been released last year by CRC press. The Science and Technology of Particle Accelerators provides an accessible introduction to the field, and is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate
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01
MAR
2021

What would you do with a mini accelerator?

EuPRAXIA marks centenary of Bruno Touschek, Father of Colliders, with a challenge to visionaries 100 years after the birth of the ‘father of colliders’ Bruno Touschek, and sixty years after his ground-breaking electron-positron e-e+collider accumulated its first electrons, plans for a
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16
FEB
2021

Cockcroft Institute awarded more than £11 million to boost accelerator research

The Cockcroft Institute (CI), a partnership between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde, and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has been awarded more than £11 million for R&D into accelerator science and technology. The funding
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10
FEB
2021

Healthcare Instrumentation Workshop

A Healthcare Instrumentation Workshop which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, will now be held online on Thursday 22 April 2021. The workshop will bring together companies developing or manufacturing medical instrumentation, organisations which use such devices in healthcar
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05
FEB
2021

Talking Science – Hollywood Physics

Public Engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a very important element in the QUASAR Group’s activities. We love to talk about our research, together with the impact science has on the world around us. Last week, QUASAR Group leader Professor Carste
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27
JAN
2021

EuPRAXIA Conceptual Design Report published in the European Physical Journal

In 2015 an international consortium of 41 laboratories was created with the objective of designing a new European plasma accelerator infrastructure. The project EuPRAXIA – funded by the EU – would become the world’s first electron accelerator for users based on plasma technology. The
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15
JAN
2021

Register now: national particle accelerator open day

The Cockcroft Institute will organise a virtual national particle accelerator open day on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 for undergraduates studying engineering or physics at UK universities. The national particle accelerator open day has been an annua
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