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16 January 2018
UK builds vital component of global neutrino experiment
UK builds vital component of global neutrino experiment

The UK has built an essential piece of the globally-anticipated DUNE experiment, which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up of matter.

12 January 2018
UK gravitational waves expert honoured in annual awards for astronomy
UK gravitational waves expert honoured in annual awards for astronomy

A number of STFC-supported researchers have been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards for astronomy and geophysics – including Professor James Hough from the University of Glasgow, who has been awarded the RAS's highest accolade in recognition of his eminent role in gravitational wave science.

12 January 2018
UK ATC's Professor Wayne Holland awarded prestigious astronomy medal
UK ATC's Professor Wayne Holland awarded prestigious astronomy medal

Professor Wayne Holland, Project Scientist at STFC's UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's 2018 Jackson-Gwilt Medal. The award recognises outstanding invention, improvement, or development of astronomical instrumentation or techniques.

11 January 2018
Data on 400 million astronomical objects released in latest Dark Energy Survey update
Data on 400 million astronomical objects released in latest Dark Energy Survey update

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes many UK researchers, have this week released their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects, ranging from distant galaxies billions of light years away from the Earth to stars in our own galaxy.

10 January 2018
UK astronomers detect swirling gas in earliest galaxies
UK astronomers detect swirling gas in earliest galaxies

An international team of astronomers, led by the UK, have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang and have witnessed in never-before-seen detail some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe.

09 January 2018
Mapping the future of European astroparticle physics research
Mapping the future of European astroparticle physics research

Research priorities for the future of astroparticle physics, the emerging field which is achieving exciting results such as the landmark detection of gravitational waves, have been announced today at a European research community summit.

05 January 2018
Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights
Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights

An international team of astronomers, including many from the UK, has revealed an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

30 December 2017
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 our colleagues STFC Board member Professor Karen Holford and STFC Chief Executive Dr Brian Bowsher on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2018.

30 December 2017
New Year Honours for STFC's Chief Executive
New Year Honours for STFC's Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of STFC, Dr Brian Bowsher, has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours' list for his contribution to national and international metrology.

21 December 2017
Senior drivers needed to test road safety technology in the North West
Senior drivers needed to test road safety technology in the North West

500 drivers over the age of 65 are needed from across the North West to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help elderly drivers stay on the road safely for longer.

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