03
JUN
2020

New ASTeC director appointment announced

Congratulations to Professor Jim Clarke, who has been confirmed by STFC executive board as the new director of the Accelerator Science and Technology Centre at Daresbury. Jim will take over some activities immediately and will formally take over the role from Professor Susan Smith on
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01
JUN
2020

Cockcroft scientists present at Virtual IPAC 2020

Every year the international particle accelerator community gathers for the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC), the largest regular gathering in the field of accelerator physics. The 2020 conference was due to be held in Caen, northern France, but the physical confer
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27
MAY
2020

ASTeC welcomes new Application Engineer

ASTeC is pleased to welcome Roland Schnuerer as the new Application Engineer. He joined RF & Cryogenics group on the 6th April from the Cockcroft Institute, where he was previously studying for a PhD through the University of Liverpool. After obtaining his Masters’ degree in Medic
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22
MAY
2020

Promotional videos of Cockcroft Institute now online

The Cockcroft Institute has launched three new promotional videos on its YouTube channel as part of its campaign to attract the best PhD candidates from throughout the world. In the video Welcome to Cockcroft, senior members of the Institute describe the nature of the institute and it
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06
MAY
2020

Remote access optical synchrotron radiation imaging at Diamond Light Source

In this global lockdown period most experimental physics has understandably been put on hold. With most of the world’s scientists unable to reach or access their experiments, efforts have shifted to simulations and planning for the future. And so, a group of physicists spread across t
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22
APR
2020

“A Tale of Two Tunnels” at the British Science Week

Just before the COVID19 shutdown, British Science Week was in full force and delivered on giving young people and families a final fix of science festival fun (at least for the time being). A team of undergraduates from Liverpool’s physics Department joined Cockcroft academic Dr Chris
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06
APR
2020

Plasma-based electron beam sources get €2 million funding from ERC

Professor Bernhard Hidding, from the Cockcroft Institute and University of Strathclyde, has been awarded more than €2 million by the European Research Council (ERC), for a project aiming to develop next-generation plasma-based electron beam sources for photon science and high-energy p
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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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