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December 2, 2022

Annual Postgraduate Conference held at CI

The annual Cockroft Institute Postgraduate Conference (CIPGC) was held on the 15th of November 2022 in the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Laboratory. The CIPGC is an important annual event for all CI postgraduates and it provides a platform for…
November 23, 2022

Major boost to European plasma accelerator facility

EuPRAXIA is the first European project that develops a dedicated particle accelerator research infrastructure based on novel plasma acceleration concepts and laser technology. The European plasma accelerator community has received a major impulse for the development of a user-ready plasma…
November 18, 2022

PhDs successfully completed at the Cockcroft Institute

The last few months have seen a number of PhD students from the Cockcroft Institute completing their thesis and taking a step forward in their research careers. Dr Amelia Edwards Dr Amelia Edwards from Lancaster University Engineering department passed her…
November 9, 2022

CI welcomes new PhD students

This October, 17 new PhD students started their academic journey at the Cockcroft Institute. Embarking on a PhD is both a rewarding and challenging experience. We wish the students happy and fruitful years ahead as they begin their PhD career!…
November 4, 2022

Empowering young people in the digital age

Current Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) often does not consider the changing nature of many industrial sectors and how the associated future career opportunities for young people are being affected by these rapid developments. The UK charity 4wardfutures…
October 26, 2022

New energy saving magnet gets first test run

Testing has begun at Diamond Light Source for an energy-saving magnet, designed and built by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), including members of the Cockcroft Institute (CI), for our next generation of particle accelerator. Particle accelerators are responsible…
October 24, 2022

Supporting next generation radiotherapy for cancer treatment

The UK has driven important advances in cancer therapy and treats many patients successfully with radiotherapy, using both X-rays and protons. However, some tumours remain difficult to treat. Scientists believe that heavier particles, such as helium and carbon ions may…
October 5, 2022

Accelerator science meets archaeology

UKRI has awarded £225k to Project NoMAD: Non-destructive Mobile Analysis and imaging Device. The project, led by University of Liverpool’s accelerator physicist Dr Tessa Charles, draws on technology developed for particle accelerators to bring scientific analysis techniques to remote heritage…