09
FEB
2018

CI paper amongst 2017 Physics of Plasma Highlights

‘Beam quality study for a grating-based dielectric laser-driven accelerator’, authored by CI researcher Yelong Wei et al, has been selected as one of the 20 most impactful articles by the journal Physics of Plasma in 2017. Specifically, it was one of the journal’s most downloade
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28
JAN
2018

CI pioneers novel media training for researchers

From 15th-19th January 2018, Fellows from the Cockcroft Institute-led AVA network attended a Media Training at one of the UK’s premium creative hubs, MediaCityUK. AVA is a new European Union-funded network between universities, research centres such as CERN, and industry. It enables g
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24
JAN
2018

CI-led Researcher Skills School links two major training initiatives

From 8th – 12th January 2018, LIVDAT students and fellows from the EU funded Horizon 2020 Initial Training Network (ITN) AVA attended a Complementary Skills School at the University of Liverpool. The school focused on developing the skills essential for early stage researchers includi
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08
JAN
2018

PhD project opportunities

Exciting PhD project opportunities covering a range of research areas are now available at the Cockcroft Institute. Detailed information about all projects can be found here.
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20
DEC
2017
The Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer (right) being accompanied on his tour of Daresbury Laboratory by the Cockcroft Institute Director Peter Ratoff

Fermilab Director visits Daresbury Laboratory

The first project to be approved under a new bilateral UK-USA science and technology agreement is the DUNE-LBNF long baseline neutrino oscillations experiment at Fermilab in Chicago. £65m has been earmarked by STFC to support the construction of three major contributions to the progra
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14
DEC
2017

Implementing CERN Technology on X-ray FELs

The Cockcroft Institute is helping to apply advanced linac technology developed at CERN to design a new generation of compact X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), thanks to a €3 million project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Beginning in January 2018, “Comp
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05
DEC
2017

OMA School on Monte Carlo Simulations

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project, coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch, member of the Cockcroft Institute and Head of the Liverpool Physics Department, held an international school on Monte Carlo simulations at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, betwe
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04
DEC
2017

EuPRAXIA celebrates its second yearly meeting in Lisbon

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, has held its second Yearly Meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon from 20 to 24 November. EuPRAXIA is preparing a conceptual design for the world’s first multi-GeV plasma-based acce
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27
NOV
2017
Group photo for CI Postgraduate Conference 2017

Postgraduate Conference 2017

The 6th annual CI Postgraduate Conference was held on 3rd November 2017 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Lab. It attracted 40 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Strathclyde) and ASTeC. CI Director, Prof. Peter Ra
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27
NOV
2017

Physics of Star Wars – Fact or Fiction?

CI Experts at Liverpool University bring the Force to life Light sabres, hyper speed and droids – will they be made possible with the latest accelerator research? With the imminent launch of “The Last Jedi”, Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of Physics at the University of Liverpool and
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