National Particle Accelerator Open Day

Wednesday 3rd February 2021
1:00pm – 5:00pm GMT

Do you want to work on the world’s most exciting physics experiments & engineering projects?

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Interested in a PhD in particle accelerator research? Want to work for a company or national laboratory that makes particle accelerators or their components?

Find out more at our National Particle Accelerator Open Day 3rd February 2021 Science encompasses an extraordinary diversity of disciplines, capabilities and facilities, each contributing to the drive for new knowledge and for new solutions to existing and emerging challenges. For over half a century, particle accelerators have been at the heart of that drive.

It is estimated that over 25,000 accelerators are currently in operation around the world. Some have even become household names, like the The Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland, other accelerators are much more modest in scale like those used in radiotherapy to treat cancer. All, however, play a critical and distinctive role in the vital task of advancing and applying science worldwide.

The open day will have an exciting programme of events including talks and lab virtual tours plus the opportunity to talk to UK universities, laboratories and industry to find out how you can find studentship and employment opportunities in this exciting field. Projects in this field span:

  • Accelerator physics – theory and experiments
  • Radio frequency, Microwave and Magnet Technology
  • Laser and Photonic technology
  • Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials and Vacuum science

The day includes a virtual tour of the Diamond Light source (the UK’s flagship X-ray source) and the Elekta factory (which produces radiotherapy linacs)

The Open Day is being supported by the IoP Particle Accelerators and Beams (PAB) Group and the IET Particle Accelerator Engineering Network.

Credit: CERN

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