21
MAR
2018

High Performance Computing School at Daresbury

From 12th March, LIV.DAT students attended a High Performance Computing (HPC) School partially hosted at the Cockcroft Institute and organized by the University of Liverpool and LJMU. The four-day programme introduced fellows to the cutting edge facilities available and the techniques
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28
FEB
2018

Tactile Collider is now award winning

The Cockcroft Institute’s major outreach project Tactile Collider, which brings the science and engineering of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson to visually impaired audiences has won two awards in the University of Manchester’s Better World Showcase 2018. The project won
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22
FEB
2018

Cockcroft PhD student appears on Blue Peter

Sam Pitman, PhD student at Lancaster University/ The Cockcroft Institute recently appeared on a recent Blue Peter special on “Epic Science”. As part of the special episode Blue Peter presenter Radzi visited CERN to learn about the Large Hadron Collider, in which Cockcroft is playing a
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14
FEB
2018

Meeting of the PERLE Collaboration at Daresbury

January 15th and 16th saw the evolving Collaboration on the PERLE project discussing its status and plans towards building a new class of energy recovery linac (ERL) at Orsay, at a meeting jointly organised by Daresbury (Deepa Angal-Kalinin and colleagues) and Liverpool (Max Klein). T
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09
FEB
2018

First ‘Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators Workshop’ Hosted at Daresbury

The first Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory, Tuesday-Wednesday 30th-31st January 2018. The goal of the workshop was to ferment cooperation and discuss future developments in this growing field of AI application to Particle Acceler
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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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