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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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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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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03
FEB
2019

Working together for a future without cancer

World Cancer Day is recognised on February 4th this year and is used to raise awareness of one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and up to 3.7 million lives could be saved each year by implementing resource appropriate strategie
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03
DEC
2018

7th annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

24th October 2018 saw the 7th annual CI Postgraduate Conference, which was held in our own Merrison Lecture Theatre on the Daresbury Science and Technology Campus. 36 of our postgraduates and academics attended from all four of the Cockcroft universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manches
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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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25
OCT
2017

Cockcroft Member awarded Fellowship of The American Physical Society

Dr William Bertsche, lecturer with the Accelerator Physics group of the University of Manchester School of Physics and Astronomy and the Cockcroft Institute, has just been awarded a Fellowship of The American Physical Society (APS) for seminal contributions to the trapping of antihydr
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04
MAR
2016

CI researchers help improve cancer treatments with new proton imaging technology

Cockcroft Institute researchers are part of a major collaborative project to develop more powerful proton imaging technology that could provide more accurate cancer treatments. Cockcroft Institute researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Manchester are collaborating
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29
JAN
2016

Plasma Accelerator Research Station taking Shape

Particle accelerators find many applications in fundamental research, as well as in health, energy and security applications. They range from relatively compact, sometimes even table top devices to km-size particle colliders to unravel the secrets of the universe. In order to reduce t
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12
NOV
2015

A Look into the Crystal Ball: Plasma Wakefield Experiments on Daresbury Campus

Following the success of Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) proton collisions such as the Nobel Prize winning discovery of Higgs boson, the next generation colliders are vital for complementing the LHC results for precision measurements. Historically, a tripodal scheme has been follo
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