11
JUL
2018

Cockcroft Institute hosts major events on plasma accelerators

Scientists from across Europe gathered in Liverpool last week to discuss the future of plasma accelerators, advanced laser technology, and industry opportunities alongside a discussion of research progress made within the EuPRAXIA Design Study, supported by the European Union within t
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02
JUL
2018

CI research selected as 2017 Research Highlight

Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) is an international multidisciplinary journal for papers on all aspects of superconductivity. It covers theories of superconductivity, the relation of microstructure and growth to superconducting properties, as well as R&D into the fabr
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18
JUN
2018

Postgraduates at the Cockcroft Institute

Well, it’s been a busy few months in our Institute’s postgraduate programme, so here’s a roundup of what’s been going on. As some of you know – if you’ve been watching for our PhD positions being advertised on www.FindAPhd.com – we are currently recruiting for a number of
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15
JUN
2018

Official Ground-Breaking Ceremony for LHC Upgrade

Today marks the official ground-breaking ceremony and hence the beginning of the works to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC).  This important upgrade will help improve the performance of the world’s largest accelerator to bring out its full pot
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15
JUN
2018

IPAC 18 – A PhD student’s experience

Between the 29 April and 4 May this year, physicists and engineers from around the world gathered in Vancouver, Canada for the 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 18). I was fortunate enough to be able to join them, thanks to student grants from the Institute of Ph
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05
JUN
2018

First Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School held at CI

The Cockcroft Institute hosted the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment (ASHE) centre for doctoral training starting on Tuesday 22nd May. Dr Graeme Burt, Head of the ASHE programme said “Particle accelera
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26
MAY
2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

Experts from across the Cockcroft Institute, working closely with colleagues at CERN, have contributed to a technology breakthrough that promises to revolutionise the world of high energy particle physics and is a crucial step along the path to the future development of the Large Hadr
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25
MAY
2018

Symposium: Quantum Leap Towards the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators

Accelerator science has made possible the digital revolution, now scientists across Europe are collaborating to design the world’s first high-energy plasma-based accelerator facility, which will be stronger and more compact than the current accelerators used by industry today.  The fu
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23
MAY
2018
Andy Wolski delivering his IoP Prize talk at Lancaster University

IoP Particle Accelerator & Beams Group Prize talk: Professor Andy Wolski

The annual meeting of the IoP’s Particle Accelerator and Beams Group (PABG) was hosted by Lancaster University on 18th April. There was a wide range of speakers from national facilities, industry and universities. Andy Wolski of the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Inst
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21
MAY
2018

Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment Summer School

Cockcroft will be hosting the first of hopefully many summer schools as part of the Accelerators for Security, Healthcare and the Environment doctoral training centre starting on Tuesday 22nd May and running for two weeks. The school focuses on smaller industrial accelerators used in
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