Members of the John Adams Institute are working as part of a global effort to upgrade the largest physics experiment on Earth, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The upgrade to the LHC, known as the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), aims to vastly increase the number of collisions that occur in each of the four detectors allowing physicists to probe deeper into the origins of the universe.
Two new Postdoctoral Research Associates positions in plasma wakefield acceleration have become available at Imperial College London, the closing date for both is 4th November 2020. Applications must be through the links provided.
Oxford JAI student Laurence Wroe has won the early-career poster competition at the annual IET Particle Accelerator Engineering Network (PAEN) meeting.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is by far the world’s largest, highest-energy subatomic particle collider. In order to increase its reach in exploring the subatomic universe in the search for Dark-Matter and other new particles, LHC will be upgraded to provide an even higher rate (the ‘luminosity’) of proton-proton collisions. ‘High-Luminosity LHC’ (HL-LHC) will push these boundaries from the mid - 2020s onwards and the Oxford John Adams Institute (JAI) team, led by Professor Philip Burrows, is playing a key role.
In the third of a hat-trick of JAI PhD successes in 2020, Oxford student Jan Paszkiewicz has successfully submitted his DPhil thesis. Since joining the JAI in 2016 Jan has spent the past few years investigating vacuum breakdowns in the high-power RF systems needed for the Compact Linear Collider, CLIC, and its technological offshoots.