15
JAN
2021

Register now: national particle accelerator open day

The Cockcroft Institute will organise a virtual national particle accelerator open day on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 for undergraduates studying engineering or physics at UK universities. The national particle accelerator open day has been an annua
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05
JAN
2021

New results from AWAKE: Manipulation of Proton Bunch Self Modulation using Plasma Density Gradient

The Advanced WAKEfield Experiment (AWAKE) is a proton-driven plasma wakefield experiment at CERN. It uses 400 GeV protons from CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) to drive large accelerating fields (~GV/m) in a 10 m long Rubidium plasma target. For the production of such large field
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01
DEC
2020

FCC November workshop 2020 (FCC NoW)

The 2020 FCC November meeting took place between Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 November. The event reviewed the most recent developments of the concepts for the next generation of colliders that were laid out in the 2019 Conceptual Design Report. The event combined the 4th FCC Physics
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27
NOV
2020

CI welcomes new cohort of students

2020 has been a difficult year but that hasn’t stopped our new cohort of PhD students beginning their studies with us this autumn. While they haven’t been able to join us at Daresbury yet, they are all hard at work calling in to the online graduate lectures and settling in
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16
NOV
2020

The Economics of Big Science

Investment in science – whether in education and training or through public funding for developing new research tools and technologies – is crucial for progress. In a book that was just published as part of Springer’s Science Policy Reports, authors from big research laboratories and
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12
NOV
2020

PhD students engage in online training on Data Intensive Science

Earlier this year the Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training on Data Intensive Science (LIV.DAT) was awarded 60k£ funding to organise the 2020 STFC Data Intensive Summer School. For one week, the University of Liverpool’s campus was scheduled to be the centre of the STFC School on Dat
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10
NOV
2020

EIC Collaboration Workshop

The Electron-Ion Collider will be a powerful new billion dollar scale facility in the United States, hosted at the Brookhaven National Lab, constructed with the aim of studying Gluons, particles which bind all the observable matter in the world around us. The EIC machine will consist
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05
NOV
2020

Physica Medica Focus Issue published

Physica Medica, European Journal of Medical Physics, provides an international forum for research and reviews in areas such as medical imaging, radiation therapy, as well as education and training in medical physics. The journal has just published a Focus Issue on the Optimization of
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03
NOV
2020

Antimatter network AVA reviews project successes

In January 2017 the 4M€ EU-funded Accelerators Validating Antimatter (AVA) network, coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, was launched with a Kick-off Meeting in Liverpool where representatives of all partner institutions were present. They had put together a
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30
OCT
2020

Future Circular Collider film wins Silver in W3 Awards

On 6th October 2020 the Winners of the 15​th annual w3​ ​Awards have been  announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Receiving over 3,000 entries  from across the globe, the w3​ ​Awards honour outstanding Websites, Marketing, Video, Mobile,  Social, and Podcasts created
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