14
OCT
2015

CI-led oPAC network holds accelerator conference in Seville

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network oPAC – Optimization of Particle Accelerators, coordinated by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch and his EU Project T.E.A.M. from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, has recently held its final official event in the form of an International Co
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23
JUL
2015

Analytical Fringe Fields

A problem which has been around for some time is the full description of fringe fields as a bunch goes into or out of a multipole magnet. A complete description of fringe fields for dipoles has been around for quite some time. In the dipole case, the magnetic field is confined to one
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15
JUL
2015

First Transverse Phase Space Tomography Results on VELA

ASTeC and the University of Liverpool have completed the first tomographic reconstructions of the VELA transverse phase space, allowing us to characterise the full 4- dimensional beam distribution. The images show the normalised phase space determined from data collected on 23 June (o
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13
JUL
2015

International Conference on Accelerator Optimization

The Cockcroft Institute has teamed up with the University of Seville’s Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) to organize the first International Conference on Accelerator Optimization. The conference, funded by the oPAC Marie Curie Initial Training Network and coordinated by Prof. Car
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08
JUL
2015

Cockcroft Researcher awarded RSE/STFC Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that physicist Alexandra Alexandrova, a Fellow within the LA³NET project, was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh/STFC Enterprise Fellowship. RSE Enterprise Fellowships enable promising science and technology researchers to grow into successful entreprene
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02
JUL
2015

Audience inspired at Laser and Accelerator Showcase

An international Symposium on Lasers and Accelerators for Science & Society took place on the 26th of June in the Liverpool Arena Convention Centre. The Symposium was coordinated by Prof. Carsten P. Welsch of the University of Liverpool and the Cockcroft Institute in Daresbury, an
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02
JUL
2015

Advanced Researcher Career Skills Workshop

The transition to permanent employment from postgraduate research is a challenging prospect in an ever more competitive job market. The European networks oPAC and LA3NET, both coordinated by the University of Liverpool from the Cockcroft Institute, have held a joint 4-day Advanced Res
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17
MAY
2015

Lasers & Accelerators for Science and Society

Particle accelerators have numerous applications across many fields including fundamental research, medicine, electronics, environment and energy. As the limits of performance are reached new methods for particle acceleration and beam optimisation are needed. Lasers&nbs
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15
MAY
2015

CI Contributions to the World’s Largest Accelerator Conference

IPAC’15, the sixth International Particle Accelerator Conference, was held in historic Richmond, Virginia, USA from May 3-8, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. With more than 1,000 contributed papers, IPAC is the largest annual event in the field of particle acceler
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11
DEC
2011

6 M€ EU Project on Accelerator R&D will be coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute / University of Liverpool

The optimization of the performance of any particle accelerator critically depends on an in-depth understanding of the beam dynamics in the machine and the availability of simulation tools to study and continuously improve all accelerator components. It also requires a complete set of
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