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.
Accelerating the Future: Designing a Robust and Affordable Radiation Therapy Treatment System for Challenging Environments
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:
Measuring 27 km in circumference, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world. However, in the not too distant future the LHC could be dwarfed by a potential new accelerator, the Future Circular Collider (FCC). If built the FCC will be 100 km in circumference and will be able to collide two beams of protons to an energy over seven times higher than the LHC.
Simon van der Meer Early Career Award in Novel Accelerators
(sponsored by the European Network for Novel Accelerators through the EU project ARIES)