17
JAN
2022

Dr Ralph B Fiorito (1941 – 2021)

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of my colleague and friend, Dr Ralph B Fiorito. Ralph was an internationally recognized expert in beam diagnostics and radiation sources. He has a very long and successful track record of innovation, independent thinking and e
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07
JAN
2022

Susan Smith recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

CI member Professor Susan Smith, ASTeC Director Emeritus and Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool, has been recognised by The Queen in her New Year honours list for her services to science and technology. The honours system recognises people who have ‘made achievements in
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20
DEC
2021

CI Postgraduate Conference 2021

After an online only event in 2020, the 10th annual Cockcroft Institute Postgraduate Conference (CIPGC) was held on 24th November 2021 in the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Laboratory. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the conference was held in hybrid format (in person and
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07
DEC
2021

ASHE helps pave the way for portable low cost, low dose 3D imaging

The state of the art in 3D X-ray imaging involves the use of an X-ray tube which is in some way translated and rotated in space relative to a patient. By doing so, X-ray images from 10s or 1000s of different projection angles are generated and then reconstructed in 3D. However, this m
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03
DEC
2021

Liverpool academic recognised for ‘exceptional contribution to physics education’

Cockcroft member Dr Chris Edmonds, from the University of Liverpool, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize in recognition of his ‘exceptional contribution to physics education, by improving access for the visually impaired, enhancing teach
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01
DEC
2021

Introducing cutting-edge accelerator science to school children

Public engagement lies at the heart of the University of Liverpool’s Quantum Systems and advanced Accelerator Research (QUASAR) Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute. Their wide-ranging outreach activities take an imaginative approach to make the benefits of accelerator resear
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26
NOV
2021

CI student wins Particle Accelerator Engineering network Early Career poster prize

Cockcroft student Ruth Peacock has won this year’s Particle Accelerator Engineering network Early Career poster prize at the annual meeting. Ruth’s poster was on the effect of H- irradiation on the conditioning of high field copper surfaces using pulsed DC. Ruth is in the
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24
NOV
2021

Registration now open for the 5th FCC Physics workshop

For the first time since the launch of the FCC feasibility study, the FCC physics community will gather in hybrid format (in person and online) for the 5th FCC Physics workshop, which will take place at the University of Liverpool (UK) from 7 to 11 February 2022. The 5th FCC Physics,
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01
NOV
2021

Time boundaries, black holes and axions

How modelling the next generation of electromagnetic materials for particle acceleration led to challenging a fundamental law of physics. A recently published paper co-authored by researchers from the Cockcroft Institute demonstrates how the laws of physics break down in a black hole
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25
OCT
2021

New JetDose project set to optimise proton beam cancer therapy

Experts from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool have been awarded Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding to develop a novel monitoring system to help optimise proton beam cancer therapy. Proton beam cancer therapy is a complex procedure that relies upon
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