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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22
NOV
2017

Marie Curie Celebrations join institutions across Europe

7th November was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie Skłodowska Curie. In order to celebrate her life and achievements, as well as the EU funding program that bears her name, researchers from the Cockcroft Institute organised a simultaneous event at the University of Liv
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01
NOV
2017

Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute, and its international partners are going to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Marie Skłodowska–Curie, an outstanding researcher and woman inspiring generations of scientists. Since 1996, the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-C
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16
OCT
2017

Cockcroft 120 Challenge

Earlier in the year we announced the Cockcroft 120 Challenge – a science communication competition to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of Sir John Cockcroft. We asked schools to conduct their own high voltage experiment and to create a video of up to 30 seconds in length t
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22
SEP
2017

Erasmus students visit Daresbury Laboratory

A delegation of 40 sixth-form international students and teachers visited Daresbury Laboratory on Tuesday 19th September. The children were participating in an Erasmus project titled “Moving forward in Hi Tech” organised between schools in Turkey, Spain, UK, Italy and Holland. Alex Ba
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18
SEP
2017

CI at INTERACT Symposium

QUASAR Group members Dr Chris Edmonds and Dr Ricardo Torres, of the Cockcroft Institute and University of Liverpool, went to Birmingham on 14th September to participate in the INTERACT Symposium. INTERACT is a physics outreach symposium organised by STFC, the Institute of Physics (IOP
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01
SEP
2017

Putting accelerators in the hands of students

How using multimedia can explain reality in physical science outreach Using multimedia to engage students in accelerator science is one of the methods that the Cockcroft Institute has used to make the subject exciting and accessible to young people. The outreach team will be discussin
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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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