Professor Philip Burrows has been appointed Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI) for a five-year term.
The annual JAI fest was held on 6th December last year and by all accounts it was a roaring success!
Could a muon collider be a solution to the problems particle physics faces when pushing the boundaries of the high energy frontier? As part of their JAI accelerator physics course, the current first year PhD students have been completing a design study on the acceleration stage of such a muon collider, detailing the benefits of such a project as well as its downsides.
Despite the mayhem of the current lockdown, Oxford DPhil student, Chetan Gohil, has successfully submitted and defended his thesis. A member of the JAI since 2016, Chet's work of the past few years has been to characterise dynamic imperfections in the Compact Linear Collider, CLIC, a proposed TeV-scale electron-positron collider under development at CERN.