The UK Space Agency has awarded a consortium that includes ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) a £560,000 grant to develop an innovative new spacecraft propulsion system that runs on the ultimate ‘green’ propellant: water.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we spoke to some of the women in our Central Laser Facility (CLF) and their routes into laser science.
As particle accelerators get larger, and particle physicists seek ever-higher energies for their particle beams, an international team of researchers is experimenting with a radical new design for future accelerators, and it involves a laser!
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offers a fantastic start to a career, with our highly reputable Apprentice Training Scheme. Our apprentices receive professional training and hands-on learning while working on some of the most exciting research, engineering and computing facilities.
Scientists working at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are studying polar bear fur to see what it can re-veal about a mechanism found in nature called structural colouration, which is able to create colour without using pigments.
The Central Laser Facility (CLF) has high-power lasers that can hit targets with enough energy they instantly turn from a solid, stable matter into plasma- the forth state of matter.
We often take for granted that things like clean water, electricity, broadband networks, trains and roads will always be available to us.
As we draw to a close on the Year of Engineering, we take a look back at some of STFC’s biggest engineering highlights.
Today 10th December, is the birthday of one of our most inspirational female computer programmers, Ada Lovelace.
A team of physicists, working at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, have built a ‘particle accelerator simulator’ that, instead of being many miles in diameter, can fit on a desktop.
Last updated: 18 February 2016