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26 March 2019
Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves
Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves

UK astrophysicists are gearing up to resume the search for gravitational waves, the ripples in spacetime caused by some of the universe’s most spectacular events, after substantial upgrades to the three global detectors mean that they will be able to survey an even larger volume of space than ever before for powerful, wave-making events, such as the collisions of black holes.

25 March 2019
Giving cancer patients in developing countries access to radiotherapy
Giving cancer patients in developing countries access to radiotherapy

Doctors and scientists from the UK and Africa have united in a bid to develop medical linear accelerators for the developing world and increase the survival rate for its cancer patients.

21 March 2019
New research result from CERN is a milestone in the history of particle physics
New research result from CERN is a milestone in the history of particle physics

The LHCb experiment has announced the first ever observation of CP violation in the decays of charm mesons. This represents a milestone in particle physics and UK physicists have been at the heart of this research.

21 March 2019
Science-industry-government collaboration wins initial support for Mersey Basin proposal
Science-industry-government collaboration wins initial support for Mersey Basin proposal

Industry, local government and science are joining forces to improve productivity and jobs growth in the North West. The “Mersey Basin” collaboration has won £50,000 seed funding from the Government’s Industrial Strategy to help develop a full bid for up to £50 million.

15 March 2019
Key role for UK industry in answering fundamental questions about the Universe
Key role for UK industry in answering fundamental questions about the Universe

A major new physics facility near Chicago is expected to have UK technology at its heart, and lead to significant spin-off opportunities for UK companies.

14 March 2019
New report highlights the key impacts made by STFC on science, on the economy and on society
New report highlights the key impacts made by STFC on science, on the economy and on society

The newly published 2018 STFC Impact Report highlights some of our recent significant and far-reaching impacts.

12 March 2019
UK becomes home to the HQ of the new international organisation behind the World's biggest ever radio telescope
UK becomes home to the HQ of the new international organisation behind the World's biggest ever radio telescope

At a treaty signing in Rome today the UK has formally become the home of the new international organisation behind what will soon be the World’s biggest ever radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

08 March 2019
Using space know-how to 'sniff' out salad quality
Using space know-how to 'sniff' out salad quality

Scientists in the UK are working to develop new technology which will be able to ‘smell’ when fruit or vegetables are going off – potentially saving tonnes of waste.

04 March 2019
Scientists hunt for new light-harvesting chemical for more effective solar panels
Scientists hunt for new light-harvesting chemical for more effective solar panels

An international team of scientists, led by the UK, are hunting for new, organic light-harvesting chemicals to make solar panels that are both more effective at creating electricity and are environmentally friendly.

25 February 2019
Using big science to train data experts in bits and bytes
Using big science to train data experts in bits and bytes

STFC is helping to train the next generation of UK leaders in artificial intelligence by offering up data from global science facilities.

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