12
AUG
2020

New monitor type installed in the Large Hadron Collider

A beam gas curtain monitor that has been developed between experts from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, CERN and GSI within the STFC-funded HLLHC-UK project has been successfully installed in the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, the Large Hadro
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22
APR
2020

“A Tale of Two Tunnels” at the British Science Week

Just before the COVID19 shutdown, British Science Week was in full force and delivered on giving young people and families a final fix of science festival fun (at least for the time being). A team of undergraduates from Liverpool’s physics Department joined Cockcroft academic Dr Chris
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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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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11
OCT
2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

Crab cavities are special electromagnetic cavities that use electric and magnetic fields to rotate the bunch prior to collision in a particle collider so that the beams collide head-on rather than at an angle. This is one of the most critical elements of the LHC luminosity upgrade. Wh
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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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28
FEB
2018

Tactile Collider is now award winning

The Cockcroft Institute’s major outreach project Tactile Collider, which brings the science and engineering of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson to visually impaired audiences has won two awards in the University of Manchester’s Better World Showcase 2018. The project won
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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
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