24
FEB
2016

The Cockcroft Institute develops novel accelerator for cancer therapy and imaging using protons

Radiotherapy, most commonly with x-rays, is a widely used and effective form of cancer treatment. Using protons instead of x-rays allows better localisation of the radiation dose to the tumour and therefore less damage the surrounding healthy tissue. New imaging techniques such as pro
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07
DEC
2015

Shortage of accelerator scientists highlighted in New Statesman

The weekly political and cultural magazine New Statesman has just published an article by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch highlighting the risks that a shortage of trained accelerator scientists poses on the advancement of key technologies. This article echoes similar calls to action from rel
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28
OCT
2015

Join the most exciting physics experiments

  IOP National Particle Accelerator Open Day will be held at the Cockcroft Institute on the 25th November, with an interesting programme for undergraduate students. This will include talks, lab tours and the chance to talk to current PhD students, Postdocs and academics from the
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20
OCT
2015

Accelerators take us ‘Back to the Future’ to discover new Materials

European Circular Energy-Frontier Collider takes us deep into space-time The world is gearing up for the biggest physics experiment ever and it will take us ‘back to the future’ according to Professor Carsten P. Welsch of the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool and partner in
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14
OCT
2015

CI-led oPAC network holds accelerator conference in Seville

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network oPAC – Optimization of Particle Accelerators, coordinated by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch and his EU Project T.E.A.M. from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, has recently held its final official event in the form of an International Co
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25
SEP
2015

Cockcroft Institute Particle Accelerator School

On the 9th of November Cockcroft will host the 2nd CI particle accelerator school (CIPAS). CIPAS is a two week residential postgraduate course for UK PhD students, on the design of particle accelerators with a strong computational design emphasis. CIPAS starts at an introductory level
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25
SEP
2015

CI Researchers Presented at EAAC15

The 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (EAAC15) was held between 13th -19th September 2015 on the island of Elba in Italy. Cockcroft researchers Yuri Saveliev, Kieran Hanahoe and Guoxing Xia attended the workshop and presented results on novel acceleration scheme
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02
SEP
2015

How to measure ultra-small beam sizes?

Some of the smallest particle beams used in accelerators now have diameters in the nanometer range. It is extremely challenging to reliably characterize these beams. Light generated by the beam itself as it passes through a screen, referred to as Optical Transition Radiation (OTR), is
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13
JUL
2015

International Conference on Accelerator Optimization

The Cockcroft Institute has teamed up with the University of Seville’s Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) to organize the first International Conference on Accelerator Optimization. The conference, funded by the oPAC Marie Curie Initial Training Network and coordinated by Prof. Car
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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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