11
AUG
2021

Cockcroft student wins best Early Career Scientist’s submission prize at IOP meeting

The Annual Meeting of the IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams group was held on Friday the 9th April 2021. Along with a range of talks, a virtual poster session took place through the web-based platform Wonder, which recreated the feel of an in-person poster session. Attendees were ab
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21
JUL
2021

Funding success for QuantumJet project

CI experts from the University of Liverpool were awarded more than £100k by STFC as part of the Innovation Partnership Scheme for Follow-on Funding to carry out research into a novel QuantumJET which shall produce micrometer-focused beams of atoms and molecules for non-invasive,
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14
JUL
2021

CI experts at the virtual IPAC’21

The 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’21) was organized by the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas (Brazil), and took place from 24 to 28 May. It is the main international event for the worldwide accelerator community and indu
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12
JUL
2021

Second CLARA User Meeting

The second CLARA User meeting was held on 16th of June to provide updates on the accelerator since the first CLARA user meeting held in June 2019. The meeting took place online over Zoom and was attended by 65 people. The machine status, upgrades to BA1, and a forward look at issues r
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07
JUL
2021

£1.4m funding to look into a new world-class materials science centre at Daresbury Laboratory

A new project to look at creating a world-leading materials science centre at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory is underway thanks to more than £1million funding. If built, the new facility’s state-of-the-art capabilities would provide UK scie
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05
JUL
2021

Cockcroft Student wins best student poster prize at SRF 2021

Daniel Turner, a 3rd year Cockcroft student at Lancaster University, co-supervised by ASTeC, has won the best student poster prize at the international conference on superconducting RF (SRF’21). The conference is attended by around 400 international researchers and the student c
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30
JUN
2021

First demonstration of the use of crab cavities on hadron beams

Particle colliders are important engines of discovery, and collisions between both protons and leptons have shone a light on the fundamental structure of our universe for decades. These colliders operate by the acceleration, subsequent manipulation and finally collision of charged par
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28
JUN
2021

Workshop on MSCA Networks – Training the next generation through collaborative programmes

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) target the development of excellent researchers through international and cross-sector mobility. MSCA networks support joint doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) an
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25
JUN
2021

CI Paper selected as “Editors Suggestion” in Physical Review – Accelerators and Beams

For the second time in a month, experts from the Cockcroft Institute have had a paper selected as an “Editor’s Suggestion” in Physical Review – Accelerators and Beams. Drs Rob Apsimon and Sadiq Setiniyaz of Lancaster University Engineering Department, toget
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24
JUN
2021

Paper on FLASH proton therapy receives prestigious award

The Galileo Galilei Award in Medical Physics is given every year to the best paper published in the European Journal of Medical Physics in the previous year. The journal has just announced that this year the paper “Technical challenges for FLASH proton therapy” by Drs Simon Jolly and 
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