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.
The University of Liverpool has launched a new project to connect residents to the world-class science taking place on their doorsteps, and to tell them more about their city’s work with particle accelerators.
Engineering underpins so much of the ground-breaking science that happens at STFC and around the world. Not only do our engineers drive forward incredible technological breakthroughs, but at every stage of their career they are solving creative and rewarding challenges.
Last updated: 18 February 2016