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12 December 2018
STFC appoints new Executive Director for National Laboratories Science and Technologies
STFC appoints new Executive Director for National Laboratories Science and Technologies

STFC Executive Chair, Professor Mark Thomson, has announced the appointment of Dr Neil Geddes as STFC Executive Director, National Laboratories Science and Technologies after a rigorous and competitive recruitment exercise.

11 December 2018
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence

The Alan Turing Institute and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre to forge links between data science and artificial intelligence research and high-performance computing.

11 December 2018
UK scientists on a mission to prevent arsenic poisoning from rice
UK scientists on a mission to prevent arsenic poisoning from rice

A team of UK scientists are investigating rice plants in a bid to find out whether people are inadvertently consuming dangerous levels of arsenic – a deadly poison and carcinogen – through rice, meat and dairy products.

10 December 2018
UK and China space sectors join together
UK and China space sectors join together

Leading figures from UK and Chinese space research and industry are coming together this week at a conference in China to strengthen their growing relationship and look at new opportunities to work together benefiting both national space industries.

06 December 2018
UK space sector booming with more jobs on the way
UK space sector booming with more jobs on the way

The Harwell Space Cluster in Oxfordshire is growing from strength to strength with 150 new jobs created in the last year and many more on the way in 2019.

03 December 2018
CERN's Large Hadron Collider prepares for upgrade
CERN's Large Hadron Collider prepares for upgrade

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was switched off this morning ahead of a planned two-year-long upgrade, bringing to a conclusion the very successful second run of the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.

03 December 2018
Four new gravitational wave detections announced
Four new gravitational wave detections announced

Four new gravitational wave detections announced today include the most massive and distant source ever observed.

28 November 2018
STFC computer scientist helps lead European open data project
STFC computer scientist helps lead European open data project

A member of STFC has been elected to the executive board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a project aiming to make all data produced by publically-funded research available to everyone.

27 November 2018
UK celebrates successful landing of NASA Mars mission
UK celebrates successful landing of NASA Mars mission

A mission to Mars, with a key on-board instrument built by a UK team, is due to touch down on the Red Planet today with the aim of studying the stability or otherwise of the planet’s surface.

27 November 2018
One of the world's brightest lights celebrates 30th birthday
One of the world's brightest lights celebrates 30th birthday

One of the UK’s key international research facilities, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), is celebrating its 30th anniversary today.

Last updated: 06 October 2017

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