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
Continue Reading →
11
JAN
2019

3rd OMA Topical Workshop held at GSI

A workshop on Medical Accelerator Design and Diagnostics was held at GSI in Darmstadt, Germany, on 10th – 12th December, 2018. Speakers discussed the latest developments in technology for beam monitoring in medical accelerators. The scientific discussions wer
Continue Reading →
10
DEC
2018

EuPRAXIA holds its third yearly meeting in Frascati

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, held its third Yearly Meeting, followed by two and a half days of collaboration meetings, at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, in Frascati (Italy) from 19 to 23 November. The event incl
Continue Reading →
03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
Continue Reading →
28
NOV
2018

Liverpool to host international symposium on Future Circular Collider technologies

Liverpool Convention Centre, 22 March 2019 Being the largest machine in the World, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been an unparalleled source of technological development and innovation as well as a major contributor to our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the
Continue Reading →
13
NOV
2018

Cockcroft Institute at Linac18 in Beijing

The 29th International Linear Accelerator Conference (Linac18) was hosted by the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) at the Friendship Hotel in Beijing over 16th – 21st September 2018. During the conference, the Cockcroft Institute and ASTe
Continue Reading →
12
NOV
2018

Successful measurement program at the MAX IV synchrotron

A group of PhD students from the Cockcroft Institute have recently returned from an extremely successful measurement program at the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund, Sweden. Joe Wolfenden (University of Liverpool), Bill Kyle (University of Manchester), and Tom Pacey (University of Mancheste
Continue Reading →
09
NOV
2018

AWAKE Collaboration prepares for Run 2

The AWAKE project — the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiment — will soon end Phase 2 of its first experimental Run at the end of 2018, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) begin their Long Shutdown 2. Success in the wor
Continue Reading →
07
NOV
2018

Interactive Grant Writing workshop held at Cockcroft Institute

PhD and Post Docs from the Cockcroft Institute took part in two workshops designed to introduce early career researchers to apply for funding as independent scientists. The first workshop consisted of talks delivered by four experienced researchers introducing concepts related to gran
Continue Reading →
31
OCT
2018

How to characterize antimatter beams?

Antimatter particles, such as positrons, antiprotons and antihydrogen open unique insight into some of the most fundamental questions in modern physics. However, they are not only very difficult to produce – they also pose numerous challenges when it comes to measuring their propertie
Continue Reading →