28
NOV
2018

Liverpool to host international symposium on Future Circular Collider technologies

Liverpool Convention Centre, 22 March 2019 Being the largest machine in the World, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been an unparalleled source of technological development and innovation as well as a major contributor to our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the
Continue Reading →
09
NOV
2018

AWAKE Collaboration prepares for Run 2

The AWAKE project — the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiment — will soon end Phase 2 of its first experimental Run at the end of 2018, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) begin their Long Shutdown 2. Success in the wor
Continue Reading →
29
AUG
2018

AWAKE achieves first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

Novel scheme paves way for entirely new range of particle physics experiments In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons at CERN, using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The
Continue Reading →
16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
Continue Reading →
02
JUL
2018

CI research selected as 2017 Research Highlight

Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) is an international multidisciplinary journal for papers on all aspects of superconductivity. It covers theories of superconductivity, the relation of microstructure and growth to superconducting properties, as well as R&D into the fabr
Continue Reading →
15
JUN
2018

Official Ground-Breaking Ceremony for LHC Upgrade

Today marks the official ground-breaking ceremony and hence the beginning of the works to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC).  This important upgrade will help improve the performance of the world’s largest accelerator to bring out its full pot
Continue Reading →
26
MAY
2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

Experts from across the Cockcroft Institute, working closely with colleagues at CERN, have contributed to a technology breakthrough that promises to revolutionise the world of high energy particle physics and is a crucial step along the path to the future development of the Large Hadr
Continue Reading →
23
APR
2018

FCC Week 2018

More than 450 participants in the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Study met last week in Amsterdam for its annual collaboration week. The Cockcroft Institute had an important representation in the FCC Week 2018 with Oleg Malyshev, Reza Valizadeh, Ruta Sirvinskaite, and Taaj Sian presen
Continue Reading →
22
FEB
2018

Cockcroft PhD student appears on Blue Peter

Sam Pitman, PhD student at Lancaster University/ The Cockcroft Institute recently appeared on a recent Blue Peter special on “Epic Science”. As part of the special episode Blue Peter presenter Radzi visited CERN to learn about the Large Hadron Collider, in which Cockcroft is playing a
Continue Reading →
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
Continue Reading →