10
DEC
2019

Europe’s next big particle collider?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Europe’s particle physics centre CERN is the largest and one of the most successful scientific instruments ever built. The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 at the LHC resulted in the award of a Nobel Prize to the British theoretical physicist Pet
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04
DEC
2019

How Star Wars fantasy is shaping science fact

Proton torpedoes, hyperspace, and the Force – is this science fact or science fiction? Building up on the great success of previous events, hundreds of local high school students, university students and staff came to the University of Liverpool on 20 November 2019 to learn how the wo
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02
DEC
2019

Tactile Collider wins RNIB See Differently award

Tactile Collider, led by the Cockcroft Institute and funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council won the Innovator of the Year Award in the RNIB See Differently awards 2019. This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has demonstrated and applied a new
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06
NOV
2019

CI Postgraduate Conference 2019

The 8th annual Cockcroft Institute Postgraduate Conference (CIPGC) was held on 30th October 2019 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Laboratory. It attracted 45 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde) and AS
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30
OCT
2019

Challenges in experiment-machine interfacing takes AVA Fellows to Slovenia

Antimatter experiments address some of the most fundamental questions in science by studying the building bricks of nature. Measurements are currently carried out at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and include laser spectroscopy on antihydrogen as well as gravity measurements. These aim a
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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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