23
APR
2018

FCC Week 2018

More than 450 participants in the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Study met last week in Amsterdam for its annual collaboration week. The Cockcroft Institute had an important representation in the FCC Week 2018 with Oleg Malyshev, Reza Valizadeh, Ruta Sirvinskaite, and Taaj Sian presen
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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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27
MAR
2018

OMA Topical Workshop on Facility Design Optimization for Treatment

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project, coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch, member of the Cockcroft Institute and Head of the Liverpool Physics Department, held its 1st OMA Topical Workshop on 12th  – 13th  March 2018 at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland
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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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28
FEB
2018

Tactile Collider is now award winning

The Cockcroft Institute’s major outreach project Tactile Collider, which brings the science and engineering of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson to visually impaired audiences has won two awards in the University of Manchester’s Better World Showcase 2018. The project won
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22
FEB
2018

Cockcroft PhD student appears on Blue Peter

Sam Pitman, PhD student at Lancaster University/ The Cockcroft Institute recently appeared on a recent Blue Peter special on “Epic Science”. As part of the special episode Blue Peter presenter Radzi visited CERN to learn about the Large Hadron Collider, in which Cockcroft is playing a
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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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09
FEB
2018

CI paper amongst 2017 Physics of Plasma Highlights

‘Beam quality study for a grating-based dielectric laser-driven accelerator’, authored by CI researcher Yelong Wei et al, has been selected as one of the 20 most impactful articles by the journal Physics of Plasma in 2017. Specifically, it was one of the journal’s most downloade
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