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 Univers
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01
NOV
2017

Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute, and its international partners are going to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Marie Skłodowska–Curie, an outstanding researcher and woman inspiring generations of scientists. Since 1996, the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-C
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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
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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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15
MAR
2017

New £35m proton therapy centre will offer advanced life-saving cancer therapy in Liverpool

Cancer is a major social problem and it is the main cause of death between the ages 45-65 years. In the treatment of cancer, radio therapy (RT) plays an essential role. RT with protons, due to their unique physical and radiobiological properties, offers several advantages over photons
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16
JAN
2017

European Antimatter R&D network launched

The Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics (AVA) project started officially on the 1 January 2017. AVA is an international collaboration of currently 25 institutions. Benefiting from almost 4 M€ of funding from the European Union, AVA will train no less than 15 early stage researc
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