27
SEP
2019

OMA careers workshop

The CI-led OMA network organized a Researcher Careers Workshop in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain on 2–3 September 2019. This event was held exclusively for the OMA Fellows and researchers from the National Accelerator Centre (CNA) in Seville. As the OMA Fellows’ training within
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25
SEP
2019

International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy held in Seville

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network OMA – Optimization of Medical Accelerators – coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool, has held its final official event in the form of an International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy. The conference took plac
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13
SEP
2019

Trojan horse paves the way to brighter, more compact electron accelerators

A team of researchers led by the Cockcroft Institute’s Professor Bernard Hidding (University of Strathclyde) has developed a ground breaking technique that could produce an electron beam up to 10,000 times brighter than the most powerful beams today. Known as the ‘E-210: Trojan Horse’
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11
SEP
2019

New Vertical Test Facility installed in Daresbury

A new Vertical Test Facility (VTF) developed by a multidisciplinary team of scientists from the Cockcroft Institute has been commissioned at Daresbury Laboratory for the testing of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities at 2K. Starting next year, the VTF will support an intens
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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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