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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14
SEP
2011
Pei Zhang

COCKCROFT INSTITUTE student Pei Zhang receives IPAC Ph.D. Student Prize at the International Particle Accelerator Conference, 2011

Pei Zhang, a Cockcroft Institute Ph. D. student at the University of Manchester and working at DESY, has been selected for Ph.D. thesis prize at the IPAC 2011 in San Sebastian, Spain. This prize is awarded to a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineer
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