Coinciding with the birthday of Marie Curie, 7 November is the International Day of Medical Physics and a time to celebrate our medical physicists. So if there is one in your vicinity, give them a hug – they deserve it!
Why doesn’t the UK have proton therapy? Actually, we do. Back in 1984, when proton therapy was still a research topic in physics labs, the UK opened the world’s first hospital-based therapy facility. The Clatterbridge centre for oncology was the first place in the world where patients could have proton therapy in a hospital, rather […]
Particle accelerators are famously large machines. The largest and most famous one even has it in the name: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). When you stand in the 27km long LHC tunnel deep underground it looks as if the chain of blue magnets simply stretches off to infinity. So when people talk about putting particle […]