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December 1, 2021

Introducing cutting-edge accelerator science to school children

Public engagement lies at the heart of the University of Liverpool’s Quantum Systems and advanced Accelerator Research (QUASAR) Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute. Their wide-ranging outreach activities take an imaginative approach to make the benefits of accelerator research fascinating and understandable.…
November 1, 2021

Time boundaries, black holes and axions

Details of the arrangement of the fields. The blue lines are the electromagnetic flux lines, the red lines are the axion source and the light red discs are the axion current [Credit: J. Gratus, Adapted from Front cover Ann. Phys.…
October 25, 2021

New JetDose project set to optimise proton beam cancer therapy

Experts from the Cockcroft Institute/University of Liverpool have been awarded Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding to develop a novel monitoring system to help optimise proton beam cancer therapy. Proton beam cancer therapy is a complex procedure that relies…
October 15, 2021

Cockcroft students successfully complete their PhDs

While some of us were enjoying a well-deserved summer break, Cockcroft Institute PhD students have been hard at work finishing their theses. Two of them, Lee Millar and Laurence Nix, have successfully passed their vivas over the summer, and can…
October 11, 2021

Liverpool experts help shape the training of the next generation of researchers

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) target the development of excellent researchers through international and cross-sector mobility. MSCA networks support joint doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, industry (incl. SMEs) and other non-academic organisations. Participants at the online…
September 27, 2021

Generating coherent light from laser-accelerator electrons

Novel research points to developing table-top x-ray sources for future applications ​ ​A new way of producing coherent light in the ultra-violet spectral region, which points the way to developing brilliant table-top x-ray sources, has been produced in research led…