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Making the intangible tangible
16 March 2017
Making the intangible tangible

At STFC's Daresbury Laboratory, the Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is a new and exciting workspace. It is designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with people from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality.

Personalities behind the science
09 March 2017
Personalities behind the science

Women in STEM are making history. Let’s meet some of the personalities behind the science.

Mary Anning
09 March 2017
Mary Anning

Amongst the greatest palaeontologists of her time, Mary Anning began her career selling fossils that she found on the Lyme Regis coast.

Chien-Shiung Wu
09 March 2017
Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu was born in Eastern China in 1912, at a time when girls were not expected to attend school. But Wu’s parents firmly believed in rights for women, and so they started their own girls’ school with their daughter as a pupil.

Hedy Lamarr
09 March 2017
Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr led an extraordinary life. Born Hedwig Kiesler, Lamarr grew up in Austria in the depths of World War 1. After a brief stint as a German film star, she married an Austrian arms manufacturer and dealer: one of the country’s richest men.

Mae Jemison
08 March 2017
Mae Jemison

Jemison was born in Alabama in 1956; 36 years later she would become the first woman of colour in space. 

Ada Lovelace
08 March 2017
Ada Lovelace

Daughter to the poet, Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was born into aristocracy. Her mother feared Ada might become like her tempestuous and volatile father. And so she provided the child with a comprehensive science education in a bid to foster her sense of logic and reason.

National apprentice week: 6 – 10 March
06 March 2017
National apprentice week: 6 – 10 March

It's National Apprentice week: 6th - 10th March. Here at STFC we're very proud of our Apprentice Training Scheme, and across our sites we are currently running recruitment campaigns.

Reaching for the stars
02 March 2017
Reaching for the stars

Building African bonds through our shared sky

Taking the search for gravitational waves into space
13 February 2017
Taking the search for gravitational waves into space

From ground-based detectors like LIGO and GEO600, scientists and engineers are planning to expand the field of gravitational wave detection with space-based observatories like LISA. UK scientists and engineers are making key contributions to make these missions happen.

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