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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18
SEP
2017

CI at INTERACT Symposium

QUASAR Group members Dr Chris Edmonds and Dr Ricardo Torres, of the Cockcroft Institute and University of Liverpool, went to Birmingham on 14th September to participate in the INTERACT Symposium. INTERACT is a physics outreach symposium organised by STFC, the Institute of Physics (IOP
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04
SEP
2017

Cockcroft contributions to IBIC

The annual International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) took place in Grand Rapids, USA between 20-24 August 2017. IBIC is a fruitful gathering of the world’s beam instrumentation community and encourages international collaboration in the field of beam instrumentation f
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01
SEP
2017

Putting accelerators in the hands of students

How using multimedia can explain reality in physical science outreach Using multimedia to engage students in accelerator science is one of the methods that the Cockcroft Institute has used to make the subject exciting and accessible to young people. The outreach team will be discussin
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04
APR
2017

Accelerator Outreach kicks up a Notch

Last Saturday was a hot day for our QUASAR Group’s effort to promote accelerator science among the public and attract youngsters to this exciting field of science and technology. The first highlight was a live radio interview involving Prof Carsten Welsch and Lina Hoummi in BBC Manche
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13
MAR
2017

British Science Week accelerates Cockcroft outreach activities

British Science Week is back to dazzle and enlighten children with the wonders of exploring what makes our Universe tick To celebrate it this year, the Cockcroft Institute has partnered up with Beamont Collegiate Academy (BCA) and will deliver hands-on activities on particle physics f
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10
MAR
2017

Sharing the Fascination for Accelerators

After the success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers organised by the Quasar group, the STFC has featured an article about the events in its latest issue of the magazine ‘Fascination’, including instructions on how to perform the experiments at home as well as link
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25
JAN
2017

Accelerator experience days for teenagers at Daresbury Laboratory

Building up on the great success of the interactive accelerator workshops for teenagers held last summer at the Cockcroft Institute located at Daresbury Laboratory, the QUASAR Group invited two further schools to join them for workshops in January. This gave even more children the opp
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23
NOV
2016

Non-invasive intensity measurements of low energy beams demonstrated for the first time

A precise measurement of absolute beam intensity is essential for many experiments. It is a key parameter to monitor losses in a beam and to calibrate the absolute number of particles delivered to the experiments. However, this type of measurement is very challenging with traditional
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