04
APR
2017

Accelerator Outreach kicks up a Notch

Last Saturday was a hot day for our QUASAR Group’s effort to promote accelerator science among the public and attract youngsters to this exciting field of science and technology. The first highlight was a live radio interview involving Prof Carsten Welsch and Lina Hoummi in BBC Manche
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13
MAR
2017

British Science Week accelerates Cockcroft outreach activities

British Science Week is back to dazzle and enlighten children with the wonders of exploring what makes our Universe tick To celebrate it this year, the Cockcroft Institute has partnered up with Beamont Collegiate Academy (BCA) and will deliver hands-on activities on particle physics f
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25
JAN
2017

Accelerator experience days for teenagers at Daresbury Laboratory

Building up on the great success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers held last summer at the Cockcroft Institute located at Daresbury Laboratory, the QUASAR Group invited two further schools to join them for workshops in January. This gave even more children the opp
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02
NOV
2016

Accelerating discoveries

Nestled amongst the steam and diesel powered accelerators of old (ok – trains), Cockcroft Institute researchers have recently been spotted communicating particle accelerators to the next generation of scientists. The one day Accelerating discoveries event, which was hosted by th
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22
JUL
2016

No slowing down of Cockcroft Outreach Activities

Following on from the highly successful Daresbury Open Week, last Thursday, 14th July, saw even more outreach events attended by members of the Cockcroft Institute. The first event involved children from the Chernobyl children’s project, a charity which aims to support children and fa
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13
JUL
2016

Accelerators for Science and Society

Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute have opened their doors to the general public. Last weekend saw more than 7,500 visitors come to Daresbury Laboratory for the conclusion of the Daresbury Open Week 2016 (#DOW16). Following on from a week of events for school children an
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01
JUL
2016

School Children Invade Cockcroft!

The Cockcroft Institute located at Daresbury Laboratory has proven it excels, not only in academic prowess, but also in their commitment to the communication of their work to wider audiences, and this June has been no different.   The Institute was overrun by 80+ school children
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20
MAY
2016

CI Research presented in the Land of the Morning Calm

This year’s International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’16) took place at the BEXCO Convention Centre, located in the lively and scenic Haeundae District of Busan, South Korea. IPAC’16 was the seventh International Particle Accelerator Conference, a conference that rotat
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08
MAR
2016
Dr. Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) discusses the workings of the EMMA accelerator with PPMC* students

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2016

Daresbury Laboratory recently held its Particle Physics Masterclass over the 3 days between March 1st and 3rd. The event was organised and publicised by the Daresbury public engagement team, and hosted by the Cockcroft Institute (CI), with scientists from ASTeC and the Cockcroft Unive
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02
JUL
2015

Audience inspired at Laser and Accelerator Showcase

An international Symposium on Lasers and Accelerators for Science & Society took place on the 26th of June in the Liverpool Arena Convention Centre. The Symposium was coordinated by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch of the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Institute in Daresbury, an
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