The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury Laboratory is celebrating 20 years of bringing inspirational science talks to the general public.
UK researchers have played a key role in the first successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The breakthrough by the AWAKE (Advanced WAKEfield Experiment) collaboration at CERN could radically change the design of future particle accelerators.
UK particle physicists are celebrating that the ATLAS Collaboration experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has – at long last – observed the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom (b) quarks.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, reports that it has literally taken antimatter to a new level by observing the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen, for the first time.
The government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation.
Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and potentially contributing to Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, says new research.
UK astronomers, working with colleagues in the USA, have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first that formed in our Universe.
Professor Dave Newbold from the University of Bristol has been appointed as the new Director of the STFC Particle Physics Department.
Contracts worth £19 million have been awarded for the first of the major facilities for the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is to be built and operated by STFC's RAL Space on behalf of the UK government.
The winning images of the STFC National Photowalk competition announced today offer behind-the-scenes snapshots of subjects ranging from deep underground science to futuristic technology. From quirky to artistic, the images showcase the United Kingdom's long scientific heritage and current world-leading research status.
Last updated: 06 October 2017