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Space for Opportunity
22 September 2016
Space for Opportunity

Strong international relationships between researchers, institutions and industrial partners are vital to solving 21st Century global challenges. Collaboration pushes the boundaries of scientific knowledge, fuels innovation, and opens doors to new markets. Space is no exception, as the decade long UK-China space workshop exemplifies.

Celebrating our partners
25 May 2016
Celebrating our partners

Since opening in 1967, Daresbury Laboratory has enjoyed a reputation for world-leading scientific excellence in fields as diverse as accelerator science, bio-medicine, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering and computational science.

STFC Astronomer Pens Legacy for UK's Largest Infrared Telescope
11 May 2016
STFC Astronomer Pens Legacy for UK's Largest Infrared Telescope

A newly published book celebrates the success story of The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT), an astronomical instrument that pushed back the frontiers of astronomy from atop the dormant volcano Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The business of space
11 May 2016
The business of space

This feature highlights some of the amazing UK companies using European Space Agency (ESA) technology to improve lives on Earth in areas such as regenerative healthcare, protecting agriculture, interactive travel experiences, bedbug detection and much more…

Hit the Road Jack
29 April 2016
Hit the Road Jack

Ever wanted to know how it feels to walk alongside the Large Hadron Collider, fire one of the most powerful lasers in the world, or peer into the night sky from the Atacama Desert? Find out this summer and beyond as STFC takes its amazing interactive exhibitions on the road.

The man who gets under your skin
27 April 2016
The man who gets under your skin

Professor Pavel Matousek has an intriguing story to tell. Back in 2004 he and his collaborators at STFC’s Central Laser Facility stumbled across a technique for analysing the chemical make-up of materials. Four years later Pavel co-founded a company called Cobalt Light Systems to exploit applications of the technique, known as Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS), for noble purposes.

Look up!
07 April 2016
Look up!

International Dark Sky Week is a global event that celebrates the beauty of the night sky, raises awareness of the effects of light pollution, and encourages citizens to take action.

Meet the masters
22 March 2016
Meet the masters

Over 850 sixth form students from 60 schools attended STFC’s Particle Physics Masterclass at Daresbury Laboratory and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory during March. These one-day events aim to inspire AS and A-level physics students by showcasing big science projects in the UK and around the world.

The Alternative
16 March 2016
The Alternative

Apprenticeships have a profound impact on individuals, business and the economy. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offers a number of electrical, electronic and mechanical apprenticeships at a world leading research and development organisation.

Stargazing at RAL
22 February 2016
Stargazing at RAL

It’s 5:30pm on a cold and overcast February Friday night. But that doesn’t stop over 500 revellers wrapping up and coming to STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) for the ‘Stargazing at RAL’ event, an evening of science, exploration and delicious onion bhaji burgers.

Last updated: 18 February 2016

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