31
JUL
2019

Optimization of Medical Accelerators consortium welcomes TRIUMF as newest adjunct partner

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) consortium is pleased to announce its newest adjunct partner: TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre.  Established in 1968 in Vancouver, TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. Powered by a diverse community of nea
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29
JUL
2019

A Roadmap for Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Plasma wakefield accelerators rely on laser- or particle beam-driven intense plasma waves as accelerating medium, with electric fields 1000 times stronger than in conventional accelerators. This opens pathways to reduce the size of accelerators from the km-scale to the metre-scale, an
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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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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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19
JUL
2019

Tactile Collider wins European outreach award

The communication of the science and engineering we do in our field has never been more important, with the aim of explaining our scientific progress and involving as many people as possible in our scientific debates. Tactile Collider is an STFC-funded project led by Cockcroft Institu
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17
JUL
2019

Ernest Rutherford Fellowships – Call now open

STFC has launched a call for the next round of Ernest Rutherford Fellowships. Its aim is to support future scientific leaders to establish a strong, independent research programme. The fellowships will last for five years and are intended for early career researchers who do not have a
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15
JUL
2019

First UK ESS Cavity Tested

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. When complete, the ESS will be the brightest neutron source in the world, enabling new opportunities for researchers across a broad range of scientific areas. The
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10
JUL
2019

ASTeC hosts Fermilab Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Fermilab’s Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, Alison Markovitz, visited Daresbury on 6 June as part of a UK stakeholder visit, where she was shown the ASTeC Superconducting RF Laboratory (SuRFLab) and the vast hall formerly occupied by the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS). Buildi
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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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05
JUL
2019

PRL on new sensor application published

A truly bold idea was proposed in April 2018. In order to improve existing simulation models of electrostatic beam transfer lines that find application in low energy antiproton and ion beam facilities around the world, a method should be established to measure the three-dimensional el
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