17
FEB
2019

News of breakthroughs from the AWAKE Experiment at CERN

Breakthrough results from the AWAKE project have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal ‘Physical Review Letters’, both of them at “editor’s suggestion”. The first paper describes experimental evidence for seeded self-modulation of long bunches of
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15
FEB
2019

Accelerator designers met at GSI to discuss facility optimization

The Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and the Extra Low ENergy Antiproton (ELENA) rings are unique facilities at CERN designed to trap, store and facilitate antimatter research. They help scientists understand fundamental properties of antimatter and to advance fundamental scientific knowle
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16
JAN
2019

International collaboration publishes design for a post-LHC future circular collider

The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for publication, a four-volume document that presents the different options for a large circular collider of the future, an electron-positron (ee) collider and a hadron-hadron (hh) collider w
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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