31
AUG
2018

Institute of Engineering and Technology make videos at Cockcroft on the role on Engineers working on accelerators

The IET has made a series of videos to promote the Particle Accelerator Engineering Network community within the IET (co-sponsored by the IMechE Mechatronics group). The videos were shot at Daresbury and The Christie Hospital and cover 4 themes, international accelerator projects, med
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29
AUG
2018

AWAKE achieves first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

Novel scheme paves way for entirely new range of particle physics experiments In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons at CERN, using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The
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15
AUG
2018

Observe. Explore. Experiment – CI contributions to BlueDot

Members of the Cockcroft Institute have once again discovered the intergalactic festival of music, science, arts and exploration of space that is Bluedot.  Returning for a third year, the team from the Cockcroft Institute involving staff and students from the CI universities Mancheste
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25
JUL
2018

CI invites expressions of interest for prestigious Fellowships

The Cockcroft Institute offers a vibrant environment for cutting edge R&D into the science and technology of particle accelerators. For many years the institute has helped researchers to secure prestigious Fellowships that enable them to realise ambitious research programmes with 
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16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
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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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