Institute of Physics Particle Accelerators and Beams Group Annual Meeting
15 Apr 2013




The 2013 annual meeting of the IOP’s Particle Accelerators and Beams group was held in the Cockcroft Institute on 10th April.


Presentation to Ian Gardner 
Presentation to Ian Gardner by Phil Burrows and John Wormersley

The meeting was the most successful yet with over 120 participants. The day’s proceedings commenced with a Town Meeting address by STFC Chief Executive John Womersley. This was followed by the presentation of the 2013 PAB Prize for outstanding professional contributions to Ian Gardner (ISIS).

​The scientific programme covered the broad range of accelerator research in the UK, with speakers drawn from early career scientists (available here (link opens in a new window)).

Poster prize winners
Poster prize winners: Scott Mandry, Claire Scullion and Ayash Alrashdi

Three prizes were awarded for best student posters, congratulations to Ayash Alrashdi (Lancaster / CI) for “Novel Magnetic Design for Positron Source Target Wheel”, Scott Mandry (UCL / MPI) for “A New Approach to Linear Acceleration: Proton-driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration” and Claire Scullion (Queens, Belfast) for “3-d Phantom for Radiobiological Studies”.

The day ended with the PAB prize lecture by the 2012 winner of the outstanding professional contributions award, Neil Marks (Daresbury / Liverpool). Neil gave an entertaining tour through his many innovative contributions to magnet design, “Weird Magnets I have Known (link opens in a new window)

Weird Magnets I have known presentation by Neil Marks 

​The PAB group wishes to acknowledge the support of the Cockcroft Institute and STFC in hosting this event.