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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05
JAN
2021

New results from AWAKE: Manipulation of Proton Bunch Self Modulation using Plasma Density Gradient

The Advanced WAKEfield Experiment (AWAKE) is a proton-driven plasma wakefield experiment at CERN. It uses 400 GeV protons from CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) to drive large accelerating fields (~GV/m) in a 10 m long Rubidium plasma target. For the production of such large field
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29
JUL
2019

A Roadmap for Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Plasma wakefield accelerators rely on laser- or particle beam-driven intense plasma waves as accelerating medium, with electric fields 1000 times stronger than in conventional accelerators. This opens pathways to reduce the size of accelerators from the km-scale to the metre-scale, an
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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
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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12
NOV
2015

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Plasma Wakefield Experiments on Daresbury Campus

Following the success of Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) proton collisions such as the Nobel Prize winning discovery of Higgs boson, the next generation colliders are vital for complementing the LHC results for precision measurements. Historically, a tripodal scheme has been follo
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