University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of major research-intensive universities in the UK, the University of Liverpool has an enviable international reputation for innovative research. Currently around 20,000 students are enrolled into more than 400 programs spanning 54 subject areas at its 3 faculties, including Health and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science and Engineering. The Department of Physics at Liverpool is currently one of the very few academic departments in the UK to obtain top ratings for both teaching and research. It was recently awarded with a 24/24 score in the Teaching Quality Assessment and was very positively reviewed in the nation-wide RAE.

A rich variety of research is performed at Liverpool, including Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Surface Science and Astrophysics.  Moreover, the University has the lead role in the Cockcroft Institute, an international centre of excellence for accelerator science and technology. Embracing academia, government and industry, it is unique in providing the intellectual focus, educational infrastructure and the essential facilities in innovating tools for scientific discoveries and wealth generation. The on campus accelerators ALICE (Accelerators and Lasers In Combined Experiments), EMMA (Electron Machine for Many Applications) and VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) are ideal for testing and optimizing instrumentation prototypes and benchmarking simulation results.

The University of Liverpool’s Project TEAM based at the Cockcroft Institute has a strong expertise in scientific communication and outreach. It has the leading role in the communication and dissemination of several large European projects in the field of accelerator science.

Contact: Carsten P. Welsch