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.
The John Adams Institute is co-leading a new project that aims to design and develop new radiotherapy technologies to give more cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa access to treatment and to save lives.
Professor Brian Foster OBE, FRS from the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the highest honour that the Institute of Physics can bestow.