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03 April 2018
Revolutionary camera captures images of space in unprecedented detail
Revolutionary camera captures images of space in unprecedented detail

A new, UK-built camera which can take over 1,000 images per second and will revolutionise our understanding of stars and black holes has now been fitted to the world's largest optical telescope.

27 March 2018
UK-US research team to develop fundamental particle physics technologies
UK-US research team to work on project to develop fundamental particle physics technologies for remote monitoring of nuclear reactors

Harnessing the unusual characteristics of the elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos, the UK's deepest underground laboratory, nuclear threat reduction centre and a joint United Kingdom - United States research team are coming together for an internationally important research project enabling remote monitoring of nuclear reactors.

26 March 2018
STFC Gender Pay Gap Report published
STFC Gender Pay Gap Report published

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has published its Gender Pay Gap Report, containing a snapshot of the organisation's gender pay gap for workers in scope as of 5 April 2017.

23 March 2018
New STFC Council announced
New STFC Council announced

The Board of UK Research and Innovation has confirmed the appointment of STFC's new Council – the senior strategic advisory body of the organisation.

20 March 2018
UK part of ARIEL exoplanet project selected as ESA's next medium-class science mission
UK part of ARIEL exoplanet project selected as ESA's next medium-class science mission

ARIEL, a mission to answer fundamental questions about how planetary systems form and evolve, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) as its next medium-class science mission, due for launch in 2026.

20 March 2018
UK-Swedish Collaboration Celebrated as Swedish Research Minister Visits RAL
UK-Swedish Collaboration Celebrated as Swedish Research Minister Visits RAL

The Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research has seen for herself the contribution the UK is making to the European Spallation Source (ESS), a next generation science facility being built in Lund that will become the world’s largest microscope.

19 March 2018
UK joins World Leading X-Ray Laser Facility
UK joins World Leading X-Ray Laser Facility

The UK has today become the latest member state of the European XFEL, the international research facility that is home to the world’s largest X-ray laser.

15 March 2018
UK team delivers Earth Observation instrument that will improve our understanding of the Earth's climate
UK team delivers Earth Observation instrument that will improve our understanding of the Earth's climate

A Broadband Radiometer instrument, designed and built in the UK by scientists from STFC's RAL Space, with the aim of improving our understanding of the Earth's climate, has been delivered to the European Space Agency's EarthCARE satellite mission team in Germany.

14 March 2018
Inspirational UK physicist Professor Stephen Hawking passes away
Inspirational UK physicist Professor Stephen Hawking passes away

Professor Stephen Hawking, whose work helped break new ground in our understanding of the basic laws that govern the universe, including the revelation that black holes have a temperature and produce radiation, now known as Hawking radiation, has passed away at the age of 76.

14 March 2018
Global Physics Photowalk 2018
Global Physics Photowalk 2018

Major science laboratories from around the world today announced a Global Physics Photowalk competition, open to amateur and professional photographers.

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