James Hunt

 Name  James Hunt
 PhD Student
 Address    Cockcroft Institute
 Sci -Tech Daresbury
 University of Liverpool
 Warrington WA4 4AD, UK
 Phone  +44 (0) 1925 86 41 65
 Fax   +44 (0) 1925 86 42 06
 Email  james.hunt@cockcroft.ac.uk 

 

 

Background

James Hunt graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 with a master’s degree in Physics. For his master’s project he worked with data taken from the ATLAS experiment in a search for graviton like events. James joined the QUASAR group in 2014 and is based at the Cockcroft institute, where he works on the design and commissioning of a next-generation antimatter research facility.

From 2015/2016, a new facility called ELENA (Extra Low Energy Antiproton Ring) shall enable all experiments working at the Antiproton Decelerator at CERN to get lower energy, higher quality and more abundant antiproton beams, enabling the production of larger quantities of antihydrogen. James’s research is focused on the optimization of the ELENA optics design, advanced beam dynamics simulations to determine the impact of different effects on the beam quality, such as space charge effects and intra-beam scattering, impact from fringe field effects on beam stability and life time in the ring, as well as on the beam quality in the different beam transfer lines.

 

Research

ELENA