01
MAR
2021

What would you do with a mini accelerator?

EuPRAXIA marks centenary of Bruno Touschek, Father of Colliders, with a challenge to visionaries 100 years after the birth of the ‘father of colliders’ Bruno Touschek, and sixty years after his ground-breaking electron-positron e-e+collider accumulated its first electrons, plans for a
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27
JAN
2021

EuPRAXIA Conceptual Design Report published in the European Physical Journal

In 2015 an international consortium of 41 laboratories was created with the objective of designing a new European plasma accelerator infrastructure. The project EuPRAXIA – funded by the EU – would become the world’s first electron accelerator for users based on plasma technology. The
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07
OCT
2020

EuPRAXIA application for European roadmap submitted

On 9th September 2020, the Italian government submitted an application to include the European Plasma Research Accelerator with Excellence in Applications (EuPRAXIA) in the European roadmap for large research infrastructures. The governments of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal an
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10
DEC
2018

EuPRAXIA holds its third yearly meeting in Frascati

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, held its third Yearly Meeting, followed by two and a half days of collaboration meetings, at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, in Frascati (Italy) from 19 to 23 November. The event incl
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19
OCT
2018

The Force is strong at CI

On 11th October 2018, the Star Wars universe came to Daresbury Laboratory. Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of the Liverpool Accelerator Science group, gave a special staff seminar on the Physics of Star Wars. This followed on from a highly successful event he organised for Liverpool st
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11
JUL
2018

Cockcroft Institute hosts major events on plasma accelerators

Scientists from across Europe gathered in Liverpool last week to discuss the future of plasma accelerators, advanced laser technology, and industry opportunities alongside a discussion of research progress made within the EuPRAXIA Design Study, supported by the European Union within t
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25
MAY
2018

Symposium: Quantum Leap Towards the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators

Accelerator science has made possible the digital revolution, now scientists across Europe are collaborating to design the world’s first high-energy plasma-based accelerator facility, which will be stronger and more compact than the current accelerators used by industry today.  T
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04
DEC
2017

EuPRAXIA celebrates its second yearly meeting in Lisbon

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, has held its second Yearly Meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon from 20 to 24 November. EuPRAXIA is preparing a conceptual design for the world’s first multi-GeV plasma-based acce
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03
JUL
2017

EuPRAXIA 1st Collaboration Week in Hamburg

As the EuPRAXIA design study advances, it becomes increasingly complicated to have a complete overview of the project. The different work packages are closely interconnected and their common issues need to be clear to all involved. For that reason a series of EuPRAXIA Collaboration We
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06
JUL
2016

Acceleration re-defined once again in Pisa

In 1589 the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei performed in Pisa his ground-breaking acceleration experiments, observing balls accelerating down a ramp. He timed the rolling balls by counting his heart beat, finding that the “the spaces traversed were to each other as the squares of th
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