Last week saw ASTeC host a number of work experience students hoping to gain an insight into what a career in accelerator science and technology is all about. The students came from as far afield as Bristol to get first hand experience of particle accelerators.
Joe Clarke, a year ten student from Liverpool Blue Coat School spent the week with Ben Shepherd from the Magnetics and Radiation Sources Group. Under Ben’s supervision he carried out magnetic field measurements and data analysis, three-dimensional modelling of a novel magnet for CERN, and operation of the ALICE Free-Electron Laser. Joe said, “I’ve really enjoyed this week a lot, especially my time in the ALICE Control Room. I’ve also learnt lots about magnets and the week has confirmed in my mind that I want to study science at university".