15
AUG
2018

Observe. Explore. Experiment – CI contributions to BlueDot

Members of the Cockcroft Institute have once again discovered the intergalactic festival of music, science, arts and exploration of space that is Bluedot.  Returning for a third year, the team from the Cockcroft Institute involving staff and students from the CI universities Manc
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06
FEB
2017

The PM Visits VELA and CLARA

As part of her recent visit to Daresbury Laboratory, the Prime Minister Theresa May was shown the VELA and CLARA accelerator R&D facilities by senior members of the Cockcroft Institute, highlighting the key technological and scientific developments being undertaken with industrial
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02
NOV
2016

Accelerating discoveries

Nestled amongst the steam and diesel powered accelerators of old (ok – trains), Cockcroft Institute researchers have recently been spotted communicating particle accelerators to the next generation of scientists. The one day Accelerating discoveries event, which was hosted by th
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08
MAR
2016
Dr. Chris Edmonds (University of Liverpool) discusses the workings of the EMMA accelerator with PPMC* students

The Daresbury Laboratory Particle Physics Masterclass 2016

Daresbury Laboratory recently held its Particle Physics Masterclass over the 3 days between March 1st and 3rd. The event was organised and publicised by the Daresbury public engagement team, and hosted by the Cockcroft Institute (CI), with scientists from ASTeC and the Cockcroft Unive
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25
SEP
2015

CI Researchers Presented at EAAC15

The 2nd European Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop (EAAC15) was held between 13th -19th September 2015 on the island of Elba in Italy. Cockcroft researchers Yuri Saveliev, Kieran Hanahoe and Guoxing Xia attended the workshop and presented results on novel acceleration scheme
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15
JUL
2015

First Transverse Phase Space Tomography Results on VELA

ASTeC and the University of Liverpool have completed the first tomographic reconstructions of the VELA transverse phase space, allowing us to characterise the full 4- dimensional beam distribution. The images show the normalised phase space determined from data collected on 23 June (o
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01
JUL
2015

Successful First Run with New Deflecting Cavity on VELA

The first commissioning with beam has been made with the new Transverse Deflecting Cavity on VELA. Use of this cavity allows the longitudinal properties of the electron beam to be resolved, thus it forms a key component in the suite of diagnostics tools on VELA to enable full 6-dimens
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24
APR
2015

PhD studentship:Ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction

Institution: University College London Dept/School/Faculty: Department of Physics and Astronomy PhD Supervisor: Dr J Underwood Ultrafast electron diffraction (ED) involves observing the changes in the electron diffraction pattern when the time delay between a pump laser pulse and a pr
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