Particle Accelerator

Accelerator Physics

The Liverpool Accelerator Physics Group is amongst the world-leaders in beam diagnostics development, accelerator and light source design and optimization. It makes key contributions to many of the global accelerator flagship projects, such as the LHC and its upgrades, next generation antimatter research facilities ELENA and FLAIR, and novel accelerators such as AWAKE at CERN or the European Design Study EuPRAXIA. The group is also in the process of building an internationally recognised profile in accelerator applications with a focus on the medical sector and beam instrumentation.

We are based at the Cockcroft Institute, an international centre of excellence in accelerator science and technology on the campus of Daresbury national lab. Our research is realised in close collaboration with the other Cockcroft Institute stakeholders, enhanced by the facilities at Daresbury, as well as collaboration partners from around the world.

Our principal research activities are:

  • Scientific frontier facilities & underpinning technologies
  • Novel acceleration techniques
  • Applications of accelerators in addressing global challenges

The Liverpool Group has been coordinating the large scale European networks AVA, LA³NEToPAC, and OMA and is home to the pan-European QUASAR Group.

Visit the Cockcroft Institute website.

Group Members

Prof Carsten Welsch
Prof Andrzej Wolski