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Post date: 04/22/2021 - 10:40

The two UK particle accelerator institutes, the John Adams Institute and the Cockroft Institute, as well as the STFC's Accelerator Science and Technology Centre are delighted to announce the start of a joint seminar series. The seminar series will begin on the 29th April with a talk from Mats Lindroos on the status of the European Spallation Source and will continue for eight weeks. The topics proposed for discussion range across the entire field of accelerator physics from the AWAKE plasma wakefield project to how we can use machine learning in our work.

The series will be hosted on Zoom. Details of the schedule and how to access the Zoom event can be found on the seminar series Indico page.

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Post date: 03/24/2021 - 21:50

One of the biggest mysteries in modern physics is the nature of so called dark matter particles. The illusive particles are thought to make up about 27% of the mass in the universe but their detection has so far evaded scientists. A new facility planned at CERN, the eSPS, seeks to change that. The facility, based around CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), will provide electron beams of up to 18 GeV to the Light Dark Matter eXperiment (LDMX), which would search for dark matter in the mass range we find most ordinary matter, a few MeV to GeV. The current first year PhD students at the John Adams Institute were tasked with completing a design study on the eSPS and then presented the results.

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Post date: 03/09/2021 - 15:54

With Hilary term drawing to a close we reach the final talk of our current JAI seminar series. In many ways the best talk has been saved until last. The first year JAI students will be presenting the work that they have done towards their first year design project on Thursday 11th March at 16:15. The aim of this year’s JAI student project is to prepare a design of the primary electron beam for the electron-Super Proton Synchrotron (eSPS) at CERN. Due to the problems caused by Covid, the work done by the students had to be done online, but this has not diminished its quality! Obviously this also means the talk will have to be done via Zoom, which can be accessed by this Zoom link.

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Post date: 03/01/2021 - 16:15

The penultimate talk in the 2021 Hilary Term JAI lecture series will take place on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 16:15. The talk, to be given by Dr. John Thomason of STFC-RAL, will discuss the proposed upgrade to the ISIS Muon and Neutron Source, ISIS-II. As with the rest of the series, the current Covid-19 related turmoil means that the talk will be given via Zoom, which can be accessed by this Zoom link.

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Post date: 02/22/2021 - 11:30

The sixth talk in the JAI seminar series is due to be given on Thursday 25th February at 16:15, by Dr. Alexander Gerbershagen of CERN. The talk entitled Physics vs. cancer, will discuss the hot topics in particle therapy accelerator development. As has become the norm since the beginning of the current Covid-crisis, the talk will be held on Zoom, which can be accessed by this Zoom link.

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