In some more great news to close a disrupted but altogether successful year for the JAI, Oxford DPhil student Eugenio Senes has successfully submitted and defended his thesis. Eugenio joined the JAI in 2017 following a successful period as a technical student at CERN. Since beginning his DPhil Eugenio has worked mostly on the Advanced WAKefield Experiment (AWAKE) at CERN as well as CERN's proton synchrotron.
Christmas at the JAI is normally a time where we get together for our annual JAI festival, a gathering to celebrate the work of our young researchers. Obviously due to the ongoing chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic this year's meeting will not be able to be held in person and will, therefore, be held in an online Zoom-style meeting. The Indico page can be found by clicking this link!
The meeting is set to occur on FRIDAY DECEMBER 11TH 2020!
Professor Simon Hooker from the John Adams Institute at the University of Oxford has been awarded the Institute of Physics’ Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize in recognition of his distinguished contributions to plasma physics
We welcome Emily Archer, Pablo Arrutia Sota, Joseph Bateman and Cameron Robertson (L to R in the photo) who join us as D.Phil. students this October. As a sign of the times the traditional welcome drink was replaced by an autumnal distanced walk in the University Parks with JAI Director Phil Burrows. The JAI graduate course is being delivered remotely this term so the walk provided both fresh air and an opportunity for the Oxford team to catch up in person.
As well as contributing to the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider, researchers at the JAI are helping to design its possible replacement. In a new paper, members of the JAI, working with researchers from CERN, have shown how the luminosity performance of the Compact Linear Accelerator could be significantly higher than its design target.