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.
The first user experiment at Daresbury Laboratory’s CLARA accelerator could pave the way for future accelerators that are ten times smaller and up to a hundred times cheaper to build.
What is dark matter and why are scientists so eager to find it?
In the first four years of operation, the STFC Hartree Centre has been a hive of activity; working with a range of industry sectors to address their business challenges using emerging digital technologies.
Last updated: 18 February 2016