New to the QUASAR Group

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This month we welcome Dr. Chris Edmonds to the group. Chris joined the Cockcroft Institute in 2010, when he began his PhD study on comparing the performance of synchrotron and Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator designs for use in proton therapy. After completing his PhD, Chris remained with the University of Liverpool, and his focus became the development of transverse emittance measurement techniques for the VELA accelerator.

Throughout his time at the Cockcroft Institute, Chris has maintained a strong interest in science education and public engagement; Chris played a leading role in the development of augmented reality, virtual reality and immersive film experiences, and has worked with placement, undergraduate and PhD students to produce interactive content that aims to communicate the science of particle accelerators. In April 2017, Chris joined the QUASAR group as he started his new role, for which he will be investigating teaching innovation within the Department of Physics.

Chris looks forward to working with his new colleagues to develop novel education and outreach initiatives.