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Novel accelerator schemes for light sources and particle therapy

Novel accelerator schemes for light sources and particle therapy


ANKA seminar room, building 348, 2nd floor

University of Manchester, UK



Inviting person:

Anke-Susanne Mueller, IBPT


Hywel Owen 



The Cockcroft Institute is the UK’s largest accelerator institute, and undertakes research over many topics from particle colliders to particle therapy. Dr. Hywel Owen has been working at the Cockcroft for a number of years, and is currently working in two main fields: unusual schemes for light sources, and future methods for proton therapy. In this talk, Hywel will present an overview of some (hopefully) interesting ideas. These include the non-equilibrium electron ring, the stacked storage ring (both for synchrotron radiation production), the EMMA non-scaling FFAG (for many applications) and the NORMA non-scaling FFAG (for proton therapy). Hywel will also talk about the ongoing work to build a research programme around the forthcoming national proton therapy centre at Christie Hospital, with which the Cockcroft is engaging in a number of research topics that include the construction of a national proton therapy research line.