In September 70 members of the UK particle physics community met in Oxford and participated in an informal meeting of the Linear Collider – UK (LCUK) group.
The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science has hosted the 3rd Low Emittance Ring Workshop in Oxford on July 8th-10th. The workshop was attended by more than 80 scientists representing 25 institutes and brought together accelerator experts from the community of light sources, colliders and damping rings. The workshop was organised in five sessions covering many aspects of the design and operation of low emittance accelerators, the challenges with collective effects and the most recent technology advancements in magnets, vacuum and diagnostics design.
At the beginning of July 2013, the Helmholtz Virtual Institute (VI) in which JAI is one of the partners, officially started.
This VI is aimed at research on plasma wakefield acceleration of highly relativistic electrons. It brings together the leading accelerator centres to address topics at the forefront of accelerator research.
With the recent discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC and the inroads made in the understanding of dark matter and dark energy…