04
DEC
2019

How Star Wars fantasy is shaping science fact

Proton torpedoes, hyperspace, and the Force – is this science fact or science fiction? Building up on the great success of previous events, hundreds of local high school students, university students and staff came to the University of Liverpool on 20 November 2019 to learn how the wo
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02
DEC
2019

Tactile Collider wins RNIB See Differently award

Tactile Collider, led by the Cockcroft Institute and funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council won the Innovator of the Year Award in the RNIB See Differently awards 2019. This award is presented to an individual or organisation that has demonstrated and applied a new
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30
OCT
2019

Challenges in experiment-machine interfacing takes AVA Fellows to Slovenia

Antimatter experiments address some of the most fundamental questions in science by studying the building bricks of nature. Measurements are currently carried out at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and include laser spectroscopy on antihydrogen as well as gravity measurements. These aim a
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27
SEP
2019

OMA careers workshop

The CI-led OMA network organized a Researcher Careers Workshop in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain on 2–3 September 2019. This event was held exclusively for the OMA Fellows and researchers from the National Accelerator Centre (CNA) in Seville. As the OMA Fellows’ training within
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25
SEP
2019

International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy held in Seville

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network OMA – Optimization of Medical Accelerators – coordinated by CI/University of Liverpool, has held its final official event in the form of an International Conference on Medical Accelerators and Particle Therapy. The conference took plac
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24
JUL
2019

Advanced Researcher Career Skills School held in Liverpool

The transition to the next job from a Marie Curie Fellowship is a challenging prospect in an ever more competitive job market. The European innovative training networks OMA and AVA that are both coordinated by the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool have held a joint 4-day Adv
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19
JUL
2019

Tactile Collider wins European outreach award

The communication of the science and engineering we do in our field has never been more important, with the aim of explaining our scientific progress and involving as many people as possible in our scientific debates. Tactile Collider is an STFC-funded project led by Cockcroft Institu
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28
MAR
2019

How fundamental science is changing our world

Fundamental science benefits society in many ways, from generating knowledge about how our universe works, to enabling unexpected and often transformative applications. Particle accelerators have been at the centre of many of the most advanced research infrastructures for decades. The
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01
MAR
2019

PhD student scoops a summer intern post

PhD student Pavel Juarez-Lopez has been selected for a 3 month summer intern position at the HZB facility in Berlin, joining their photocathode team to work on the production and characterisation of multi-alkali metal CsKSb (caesium potassium antimonide) thin film photocathodes. 
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17
FEB
2019

News of breakthroughs from the AWAKE Experiment at CERN

Breakthrough results from the AWAKE project have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal ‘Physical Review Letters’, both of them at “editor’s suggestion”. The first paper describes experimental evidence for seeded self-modulation of long bunches of
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