The European particle physics (PP) community is in the process of updating its strategy with a forward look over the next couple of decades. The last strategy update was in 2013 when the two main scientific recommendations with implications for the accelerator field were:
Manjit Dosanjh is Senior Advisor for Medical Applications at CERN. She is an experienced molecular toxicologist in mechanisms of cancer resulting from environmental exposure and damage. She graduated in biochemistry/chemistry and holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the UK and after her post-doctoral position at MIT, she has held positions as senior research staff at LBNL Berkeley, BEST professor Jackson State University, visiting professor at University of Padua, University of Cagliari and University of Surrey.
Accelerating the Future: Designing a Robust and Affordable Radiation Therapy Treatment System for Challenging Environments
The 4th Conference to coordinate efforts to design and develop an affordable and robust yet technically sophisticated linear accelerator-based radiation therapy treatment (RTT) system was held in Gabarone, Botswana on March 20-22, 2019. The conference was sponsored by STFC with funding from the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and supported by CERN and ICEC.
This year Rebecca Ramjiawan and Leon Van Riesen-Haupt, DPhil students at the university of Oxford, successfully and submitted and defended their theses. Both will go on to jobs within the field of particle accelerators, with Leon starting a CERN fellowship and Rebecca taking a post doc position as part of the AWAKE project at CERN.
Third year John Adams PhD student Chetan Gohil has spent the last two years at CERN, working on a measurement campaign to characterise stray magnetic fields. Here Chetan explains why these measurements are so important: