12
OCT
2020

New collaboration to boost quantum beam profile monitors

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool, and UHV Design Ltd (UHVD), a leading specialist in UHV motion and heating products, have formed a new partnership that is advancing the world’s next generation of charged particle beam profile diagnostic metho
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05
OCT
2020

CI industry project on adaptive optics successfully completed

The EU-funded ARIES proof of concept project Innovative Adaptive Optics has recently drawn to a close. This project saw a collaboration between the QUASAR Group from the University of Liverpool/Cockcroft Institute and the beam instrumentation company D-Beam Ltd develop strands of beam
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02
OCT
2020

Funding award for Optical Fibre Analysis System

A new STFC-funded project for developing an advanced machine protection system based on optical fibre technology was started this month by the QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute. Research into an Optical Fibre Analysis System (OASYS) targets a novel diagnostic for beam los
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08
APR
2019

Advanced school on particle cancer therapy held at TU Vienna

Members of the Cockcroft Institute, together with medical experts, research Fellows and PhD students from across Europe and beyond, took part in the Advanced School on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy at TU Vienna in Vienna, Austria between 1-5 April 2019. The school was orga
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07
NOV
2018

Interactive Grant Writing workshop held at Cockcroft Institute

PhD and Post Docs from the Cockcroft Institute took part in two workshops designed to introduce early career researchers to apply for funding as independent scientists. The first workshop consisted of talks delivered by four experienced researchers introducing concepts related to gran
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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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02
JUL
2018

CI research selected as 2017 Research Highlight

Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) is an international multidisciplinary journal for papers on all aspects of superconductivity. It covers theories of superconductivity, the relation of microstructure and growth to superconducting properties, as well as R&D into the fabr
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27
NOV
2017

Physics of Star Wars – Fact or Fiction?

CI Experts at Liverpool University bring the Force to life Light sabres, hyper speed and droids – will they be made possible with the latest accelerator research? With the imminent launch of “The Last Jedi”, Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of Physics at the University of Liverpool and
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06
OCT
2017

Revealed: How to build a particle accelerator in a salad bowl

One of the most popular experiments performed during the Workshops on Accelerator Science for teenagers organised by the Quasar Group in Daresbury last year was the “salad bowl accelerator”.  This easy-to-build device employs the electrostatic potential created by a Van de Graaff gene
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