14
JUL
2017

UK XFEL Accelerator Technology Programme Kicks Off

More than 60 members of the UK accelerator community gathered at Daresbury Laboratory on 4th July 2017 to officially launch the UK XFEL Underpinning Accelerator and FEL Technology Programme.  Members of ASTeC, Cockcroft Institute, Diamond Light Source and John Adams Institute have gen
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03
JUL
2017

EuPRAXIA 1st Collaboration Week in Hamburg

As the EuPRAXIA design study advances, it becomes increasingly complicated to have a complete overview of the project. The different work packages are closely interconnected and their common issues need to be clear to all involved. For that reason a series of EuPRAXIA Collaboration We
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28
JUN
2017

Cockcroft start-up accelerates business with CERN technology

A step change in precision for particle accelerators and light sources worldwide is one step nearer, thanks to pioneering start up, D-Beam – the newest member of the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (STFC CERN BIC). A spin out of the Cockcroft Institute for accelerator technology,
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28
JUN
2017

State of the art cancer-treating cyclotron arrives at UK’s first high energy proton beam centre at The Christie

A state of the art proton beam therapy machine, the ‘cyclotron’, was installed at the specialist cancer hospital The Christie in Manchester last week, marking a major milestone in a national NHS plan to provide high energy proton beam therapy in the UK from next year. Proton beam ther
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23
JUN
2017

3rd HiLumi Industry Day held in Warrington

The 3rd HiLumi Industry Day was held in Warrington on the 22nd – 23rd May, organized by CERN in connection with the major CERN project for the next decade, the High Luminosity LHC project (HL-LHC). This event followed the 2nd HiLumi Industry Day held in Lisbon in October 2016. A
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21
JUN
2017

International School on Medical Accelerators

Researchers from the Cockcroft Institute organised the first scientific school of the OMA Project coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool at CNAO in Pavia, Italy between 4th – 9th June. The event gathered 75 delegates from across Europe. Along the OMA School, CNAO also hosted
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20
JUN
2017

Non-invasive Beam Profile Monitor – An Accelerator Physicists’ Dream

Beam profile measurement is very important for any particle accelerator to monitor how the beam moves and optimise the experimental output. Measuring the beam profile with high precision without affecting the primary beam’s motion has always been the dream of beam diagnostics experts
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18
APR
2017

The Cockcroft Institute celebrates three major milestones

This week, the Cockcroft Institute for Accelerator Science and Technology has celebrated its partnership, new funding and new laboratories and office space as it relocated to its new building in the heart of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory. With the accession of the University of Strathcl
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04
APR
2017

Accelerator Outreach kicks up a Notch

Last Saturday was a hot day for our QUASAR Group’s effort to promote accelerator science among the public and attract youngsters to this exciting field of science and technology. The first highlight was a live radio interview involving Prof Carsten Welsch and Lina Hoummi in BBC Manche
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29
MAR
2017

Cockcroft Institute Triple Celebration

Monday 10th April 2017, 11am to 3pm, Daresbury Laboratory The Cockcroft Institute (CI), a national centre for particle accelerator R&D in the UK, is probably the largest of its kind in the world, delivering world class R&D in RF based systems and novel methods of particle acce
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