08
APR
2019

Advanced school on particle cancer therapy held at TU Vienna

Members of the Cockcroft Institute, together with medical experts, research Fellows and PhD students from across Europe and beyond, took part in the Advanced School on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy at TU Vienna in Vienna, Austria between 1-5 April 2019. The school was orga
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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27
MAR
2019

Former CI Director elected corresponding Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has named Fermilab Distinguished Scientist Swapan Chattopadhyay an RSE Fellow. In May, he will be one of 62 fellows elected this year who will be inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. Chattopadhyay was elected a “corr
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25
MAR
2019

Accelerating the future: Designing a robust and affordable radiation therapy treatment system for challenging environments

Three members of The Cockcroft Institute, Prof Graeme Burt (Lancaster University), Prof Peter McIntosh (ASTeC/STFC) and Dr Deepa Angal-Kalinin (ASTeC/STFC) recently attended a workshop organised by the International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC), CERN and STFC to address the global short
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01
MAR
2019

PhD student scoops a summer intern post

PhD student Pavel Juarez-Lopez has been selected for a 3 month summer intern position at the HZB facility in Berlin, joining their photocathode team to work on the production and characterisation of multi-alkali metal CsKSb (caesium potassium antimonide) thin film photocathodes. 
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17
FEB
2019

News of breakthroughs from the AWAKE Experiment at CERN

Breakthrough results from the AWAKE project have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal ‘Physical Review Letters’, both of them at “editor’s suggestion”. The first paper describes experimental evidence for seeded self-modulation of long bunches of
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15
FEB
2019

Accelerator designers met at GSI to discuss facility optimization

The Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) rings are unique facilities at CERN designed to trap, store and facilitate antimatter research. They help scientists understand fundamental properties of antimatter and to advance fundamental scientific knowle
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03
FEB
2019

Working together for a future without cancer

World Cancer Day is recognised on February 4th this year and is used to raise awareness of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and up to 3.7 million lives could be saved each year by implementing resource appropriate strategie
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25
JAN
2019

The Christie treats first patients with high energy protons

The first patients have been treated at the newly opened proton therapy centre at the Christie hospital in Manchester, UK.  It has been reported by the BBC that fifteen-year-old Mason Kettley, who has a rare brain cancer, will be amongst the first treated. This facility is the first o
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16
JAN
2019

International collaboration publishes design for a post-LHC future circular collider

The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for publication, a four-volume document that presents the different options for a large circular collider of the future, an electron-positron (ee) collider and a hadron-hadron (hh) collider w
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