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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25
OCT
2018

If you invented a giant machine – what would it do?

Treat cancer? Generate energy? Make food last longer? The people of Liverpool are being invited to participate in a community-designed art installation more than 20 metres beneath the city’s streets. It will showcase the city’s acclaimed artists and ground breaking scientific discover
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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 Manc
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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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25
MAY
2018

Symposium: Quantum Leap Towards the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators

Accelerator science has made possible the digital revolution, now scientists across Europe are collaborating to design the world’s first high-energy plasma-based accelerator facility, which will be stronger and more compact than the current accelerators used by industry today.  T
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26
MAR
2018

Annual Particle Physics Masterclass at Daresbury

Between the 6th and 8th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. The PPMC programme, which gives a broad overview of particle physics and accelerator science, is targeted at GCSE and A-level science students and ha
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