01
DEC
2021

Introducing cutting-edge accelerator science to school children

Public engagement lies at the heart of the University of Liverpool’s Quantum Systems and advanced Accelerator Research (QUASAR) Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute. Their wide-ranging outreach activities take an imaginative approach to make the benefits of accelerator resear
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10
MAY
2021

2021 Accelerator & Particle Physics Masterclass (6th & 7th April)

Every year the Cockcroft Institute and the STFC public engagement team host our annual Accelerator & Particle Physics Masterclass at Daresbury Laboratory, an event which gives a wide ranging and entertaining overview of particle physics and accelerator science to GCSE and A-level
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05
FEB
2021

Talking Science – Hollywood Physics

Public Engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a very important element in the QUASAR Group’s activities. We love to talk about our research, together with the impact science has on the world around us. Last week, QUASAR Group leader Professor Carste
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22
APR
2020

“A Tale of Two Tunnels” at the British Science Week

Just before the COVID19 shutdown, British Science Week was in full force and delivered on giving young people and families a final fix of science festival fun (at least for the time being). A team of undergraduates from Liverpool’s physics Department joined Cockcroft academic Dr Chris
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13
MAR
2020

2020 Particle Physics Masterclass

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. This event is designed to give a broad and entertaining overview of particle physics and accelerator science to GCSE and A-level science students and
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04
DEC
2019

How Star Wars fantasy is shaping science fact

Proton torpedoes, hyperspace, and the Force – is this science fact or science fiction? Building up on the great success of previous events, hundreds of local high school students, university students and staff came to the University of Liverpool on 20 November 2019 to learn how the wo
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02
DEC
2019

Tactile Collider wins RNIB See Differently award

Tactile Collider, led by the Cockcroft Institute and funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council won the Innovator of the Year Award in the RNIB See Differently awards 2019. This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has demonstrated and applied a new
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19
JUL
2019

Tactile Collider wins European outreach award

The communication of the science and engineering we do in our field has never been more important, with the aim of explaining our scientific progress and involving as many people as possible in our scientific debates. Tactile Collider is an STFC-funded project led by Cockcroft Institu
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08
JUL
2019

Accelerator science showcased at international Symposium

Particle accelerators have numerous applications across many fields including fundamental research, healthcare, electronics, environment and energy, but despite the vast benefits of accelerators for our everyday life the whole research area is still pretty much unknown to the majority
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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