The Cockcroft Institute exists to provide the intellectual focus, educational infrastructure, and the essential scientific and technological facilities for accelerator science and technology research and development.
This will enable UK scientists and engineers to take an internationally leading role in accelerator science and technology, advancing the scientific frontier into uncharted domains and returning scientific rewards of the highest order.
The Cockcroft Institute brings together the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, STFC’s Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC) and relevant industries. Through collaboration between academia, national laboratories, industry and local economy, it creates a focal point for the best accelerator scientists, engineers, educators and industrialists to lead the UK’s participation in flagship international experiments.
Among the facilities and capabilities are: