01
APR
2020

Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) Newsletter, Issue 1

The Cockcroft Institute has released the inaugural issue of our new Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) newsletter where we hope to update stakeholders on industrially relevant work going on within the Cockcroft Institute. Each issue we will update on some
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30
MAR
2020

School on Precision Studies

The AVA network, coordinated by CI researchers, held an advanced school on precision studies between 23-27 March 2020. This event was originally planned to be held in Prague in the Czech Republic, however, the current travel restrictions made this no longer possible. To keep a signifi
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13
MAR
2020

2020 Particle Physics Masterclass

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. This event is designed to give a broad and entertaining overview of particle physics and accelerator science to GCSE and A-level science students and
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18
FEB
2020
A Better Place

A better place? Fostering inclusion in academia and industry

Lancaster University 4th March 2020 A one-day event to discuss best practice for supporting the career progression of underrepresented groups in STEM, with the aim of sharing best practice between academia and industry. Following on from Lancaster University’s 2014 event A woman’
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30
JAN
2020

LINAC2020 – Registration is now open

The 30th Linear Accelerator Conference (LINAC) will come to England, the birthplace of accelerator science and take place at the Arena and Convention Centre in beautiful Liverpool, UK from 30 August – 4 September 2020. LINAC is the main bi-yearly gathering for the worldwide comm
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20
JAN
2020

GAME-CHANGING PLASMA ACCELERATOR

EuPRAXIA project concludes its conceptual design for a powerful, small-footprint accelerator Progress towards ultra-compact, powerful particle accelerators for medicine, science, and industry has come a step closer with the completion of the EuPRAXIA design study, showing that plasma
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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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