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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29
AUG
2018

AWAKE achieves first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

Novel scheme paves way for entirely new range of particle physics experiments In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons at CERN, using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The
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16
JUL
2018

Antimatter School held at CERN

The Cockcroft Institute has a unique track record in the coordination of pan-European training networks and has coordinated no less than 5 such initiatives over the past decade. Defining new training standards in antimatter research is the declared goal of AVA (Accelerators Validating
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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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25
MAY
2018

Symposium: Quantum Leap Towards the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators

Accelerator science has made possible the digital revolution, now scientists across Europe are collaborating to design the world’s first high-energy plasma-based accelerator facility, which will be stronger and more compact than the current accelerators used by industry today.  The fu
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24
JAN
2018

CI-led Researcher Skills School links two major training initiatives

From 8th – 12th January 2018, LIVDAT students and fellows from the EU funded Horizon 2020 Initial Training Network (ITN) AVA attended a Complementary Skills School at the University of Liverpool. The school focused on developing the skills essential for early stage researchers includi
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05
DEC
2017

OMA School on Monte Carlo Simulations

The Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) project, coordinated by Prof Carsten Welsch, member of the Cockcroft Institute and Head of the Liverpool Physics Department, held an international school on Monte Carlo simulations at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, betwe
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04
DEC
2017

EuPRAXIA celebrates its second yearly meeting in Lisbon

The EuPRAXIA consortium, of which the University of Liverpool is one of the main partners, has held its second Yearly Meeting at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon from 20 to 24 November. EuPRAXIA is preparing a conceptual design for the world’s first multi-GeV plasma-based acce
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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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22
NOV
2017

Marie Curie Celebrations join institutions across Europe

7th November was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie Skłodowska Curie. In order to celebrate her life and achievements, as well as the EU funding program that bears her name, researchers from the Cockcroft Institute organised a simultaneous event at the University of Liv
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