Impact of Accelerator Engineering at the Cockcroft Institute
Dr Graeme Burt, Engineering Department
Tuesday 15 December 2009, 1125-1150
Lecture Theatre 1, Management School Building
The Cockcroft Institute was set up 5 years ago as a centre of excellence in Accelerator Science and Technology. Since then it has had a major impact in the design of accelerators and the interaction between universities and national laboratories.
Lancaster University Engineering department is the only Engineering group in the UK involved in accelerator Engineering and hence plays a unique role in the design of future accelerators.
There are many types of impact in accelerator engineering: Impact on the design of accelerators, Impact of large international accelerators, applications of industrial accelerators, impact of knowledge exchange with industry and impact of spin-off technology.
In this talk an example of each of these will be given and hence show how Lancaster engineering's accelerator research is having a major impact within the UK and beyond.