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29 December 2018
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community

The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates Professor Joanna Dunkley on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019.

20 December 2018
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life

UK engineers and scientists leading the project to build HARMONI, one of the first-light instruments for the Extremely Large Telescope, are celebrating after it successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review process.

18 December 2018
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE

STFC mourns the death of Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE, former Director of our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility.

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.

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