Congratulations to Professor Philip Burrows, Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Physics at Oxford University, who has been appointed Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI) for a five-year term. The JAI is a three-institute centre of excellence for advanced accelerator science and technology based in the Department of Physics at Oxford and at Royal Holloway University of London and Imperial College London. It performs research, development, training and expertise and generates societal benefits through advances in beamline technologies for healthcare and industry.

Prof Phillip Burrows

Philip has been Interim-Director of the JAI for the past two years. His research is focused on the design of beam delivery systems for high-energy subatomic particle colliders and beamlines, including advanced beam instrumentation and nanosecond-timescale feedback and control systems. He has performed experiments at numerous accelerator laboratories including CERN (Switzerland) and DESY (Germany). He is Spokesperson of the worldwide Compact Linear Collider Collaboration and a UK delegate to the European Committee for Future Accelerators. He chairs the Physics Review Committee of the DESY laboratory and has previously chaired the STFC Particle Physics Advisory Panel and the UK Institute of Physics Particle Accelerators and Beams Group, as well as serving on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the American Physical Society.

Philip says, ‘It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed officially as JAI Director. The Institute’s achievements are the result of the wonderfully talented team of students, staff and faculty who bring their expertise end energy to our R&D, teaching and outreach programmes. Ever onwards!’

Professor Ian Shipsey, Head of the Department of Physics at Oxford, comments: ‘Philip has served ably as interim-Director of the JAI for the past two years and his appointment to Director is thoroughly deserved; he is an eminent scientist and his appointment will mark, I am sure, the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the institute. It is a privilege to have the JAI within the Department of Physics at Oxford and I look forward to a continued collaborative and productive partnership.’

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