24
JUN
2020

Meeting of the PERLE Collaboration

From the 3-5 June 2020 the PERLE collaboration held a virtual meeting with about 50 participants. The goal of the PERLE Collaboration is to work towards the design and eventual construction of PERLE an ERL (Energy Recovery Linac) test facility in a new range of 10 MW po
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22
JUN
2020

Advancements in the Optimization of Medical Accelerators

The online magazine News Medical has recently published an interview with CI expert Professor Carsten P. Welsch. In the interview, Prof Welsch explains the basic principles of proton beam therapy and the benefits of medical accelerator research to improve radiotherapy for patients. In
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17
JUN
2020

Designing new radiotherapy technologies to treat cancer in low and middle-income countries

The Cockcroft Institute is taking part in a new project to design and develop new radiotherapy technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, giving more cancer patients access to radiotherapy, and saving lives. Bringing together international experts in accelerator design, medical physics and o
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03
JUN
2020

New ASTeC director appointment announced

Congratulations to Professor Jim Clarke, who has been confirmed by STFC executive board as the new director of the Accelerator Science and Technology Centre at Daresbury. Jim will take over some activities immediately and will formally take over the role from Professor Susan Smith on
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01
JUN
2020

Cockcroft scientists present at Virtual IPAC 2020

Every year the international particle accelerator community gathers for the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC), the largest regular gathering in the field of accelerator physics. The 2020 conference was due to be held in Caen, northern France, but the physical confer
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