Frontier Accelerators

The QUASAR Group is working in partnership with research groups from around the world to design, build and continuously optimize world-class research infrastructures. This includes contributions to the energy frontier machines, in particular the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, its High Luminosity upgrade program and the Future Circular Collider projects via the European Design Study EuroCirCol.

We pursue a very broad and interdisciplinary research program into the design of beyond state-of-the-art low energy antimatter research facilities. The QUASAR Group has been leading the development towards an ultra-low energy storage ring at FLAIR since 2007 and the Head of the Group is currently spokesperson of this international collaboration. We are also a major contributor to the new ELENA facility at CERN.

We are helping push the boundaries of high intensity accelerators through contributions to the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden. Finally, we collaborate with other Cockcroft Institute partners on the optimization and experimental exploitation of the ALICE, VELA and CLARA facilities on Daresbury campus.

We contribute our unique experience in beam instrumentation and beam dynamics R&D, as well as in the coordination of large scale research projects to all the above.