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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03
NOV
2017

Physicists take their science to the visually impaired

The Cockcroft Institute is delivering a brand-new exhibit to give blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK the opportunity to experience the amazing science of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Tactile Collider is a first-of-its kind project and includes specially designed act
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14
NOV
2016

Work on LHC published in European Physical Journal C

Understanding how particles such as protons scatter in matter is crucial to the design and operation of beam collimation systems in accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider. These collimation systems remove stray particles that would otherwise cause damage to the accelerator or the
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23
NOV
2015

Designing the Future of the LHC

The Large Hadron Collider has been providing proton-proton, nucleon-proton and nucleon nucleon collisions since it started operations in 2009. Thanks to the data collected by the experiments several contributions have been made to particle physics. Most importantly, a Higgs-like boson
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13
NOV
2015

Cockcroft members celebrate the HL-LHC project moving to the prototyping phase

More than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world, including several from the Cockcroft Institute, met at CERN this October to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC – a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will increase the accelerator’s discovery potential
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