National Particle Accelerator Open Day

Event Details

Progress needs science. For nearly a century, particle accelerators have been at the heart of that progress.

Particle accelerators are used to further an extraordinary diversity of disciplines, including probing the secrets of subatomic physics, producing the world's brightest lasers, and finding new ways to cure cancer.

Some accelerators are household names, like The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland.  Many others have helped scientists create new materials used everywhere around us.  Future accelerators need a new generation of scientists and engineers to develop and use them.

Our Open Day will give undergraduates an insight into careers on offer in our field.  There will be a programme of events and tours, and the opportunity to talk to scientists working in this most useful and interesting of subjects.

Come to find out what opportunities are on offer in research and industry.  The field of particle accelerators spans:

Beam dynamics

Materials and vacuum science

Radio frequency and microwave technology

Magnet science and technology

Laser and photonic technology

Electronic, electrical and mechanical engineering

Daresbury Laboratory is a world-leading accelerator science laboratory, and you will be able to see CLARA, a new prototype accelerator free-electron laser.

If you are planning to take public transport, one way is to take a train to Warrington.  Then you could either share a taxi, or cross over the road to take bus .

There are two train stations - Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay.


Start Date: Wednesday, 14th February 2018
End Date: Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Price: £0
Fee Info: None

Spaces Available

44 remaining out of 120 spaces

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Venue Details

The Cockcroft Institute
Sci Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD, United Kingdom

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