The research within our Accelerator Group is focussed on machines associated with high energy particle physics and medical physics. The former entails breakthrough research on anti-hydrogen, on machine design for LHC high luminosity and high-energy upgrades, novel high gradient acceleration plasma and dielectric schemes, and TeraHertz radiation sources. The medical physics entails the design of dramatically new machines and on biological and dose delivery aspects of high energy particle beams for treatment of cancer via radiotherapy. We often have funded studentships in these, and related areas.
The associated experiments are conducted at CERN, the CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications)/VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) facility at Daresbury laboratory, and the Christie NHS Trust.
The bulk of our work is supported by the STFC, EPSRC, and CERN.
University of Manchester PhD student Kristina Small and Nicholas Henthorn, a researcher from the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Trust, setting up DNA experiments at CLARA/VELA.