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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27
MAY
2020

ASTeC welcomes new Application Engineer

ASTeC is pleased to welcome Roland Schnuerer as the new Application Engineer. He joined RF & Cryogenics group on the 6th April from the Cockcroft Institute, where he was previously studying for a PhD through the University of Liverpool. After obtaining his Masters’ degree in Medic
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13
MAR
2020

2020 Particle Physics Masterclass

On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March the Cockcroft Institute hosted its annual Particle Physics Masterclass (PPMC) at Daresbury Laboratory. This event is designed to give a broad and entertaining overview of particle physics and accelerator science to GCSE and A-level science students and
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22
JUL
2019

CLARA holds its first User Meeting

From September 2018 to March 2019 CLARA has been delivering high-brightness electrons to a number of user experiments following a competitive beam application process and covering a wide range of disciplines. Results from these first experiments as well as plans for the next exploitat
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15
JUL
2019

First UK ESS Cavity Tested

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research centre currently under construction in Lund, Sweden. When complete, the ESS will be the brightest neutron source in the world, enabling new opportunities for researchers across a broad range of scientific areas. The
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10
JUL
2019

ASTeC hosts Fermilab Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer

Fermilab’s Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, Alison Markovitz, visited Daresbury on 6 June as part of a UK stakeholder visit, where she was shown the ASTeC Superconducting RF Laboratory (SuRFLab) and the vast hall formerly occupied by the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS). Buildi
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01
MAR
2019

PhD student scoops a summer intern post

PhD student Pavel Juarez-Lopez has been selected for a 3 month summer intern position at the HZB facility in Berlin, joining their photocathode team to work on the production and characterisation of multi-alkali metal CsKSb (caesium potassium antimonide) thin film photocathodes. 
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03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
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07
SEP
2018

Cockcroft aviation cargo screening linac achieves 3.5 MeV

A small scale particle accelerator for security X-ray scanning designed, and commissioned at STFC Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute has successfully accelerated an electron beam to 3.5 MeV. The linac, designed by Lancaster University and STFC Accelerator Science and Tec
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09
FEB
2018

First ‘Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators Workshop’ Hosted at Daresbury

The first Intelligent Controls for Particle Accelerators workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory, Tuesday-Wednesday 30th-31st January 2018. The goal of the workshop was to ferment cooperation and discuss future developments in this growing field of AI application to Particle Acceler
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