UK astronomers funded by STFC have been part of the team that used the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, to make the most precise test yet of Einstein's general theory of relativity outside the Milky Way.
In a unanimous decision, the Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the eleventh Member of the SKA Organisation.
New UK research studying the vibrational properties of matter, or phonons, at the nanoscale, could bring transformational advances in the design and development of a new generation of advanced materials, such as thermoelectrics, among many others.
STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson has opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment.
A major upgrade of the World's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, has commenced today with the eventual aim of increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments by over five times and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena and expanding our understanding of the Universe.
Today five 'New Space' companies pioneering the latest space hardware, robotics and technology shared their latest growth and partnership milestones with investors, industry leaders and HRH The Duke of York at the Harwell Campus New Space Showcase.
STFC congratulates Professor Sir James Hough, University of Glasgow Research Professor in Natural Philosophy in the School of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday honours 2018 "for services towards the detection of gravitational waves".
STFC congratulates our colleagues Sir Jim Hough, Sir Steve Cowley, Dame Frances Saunders, Graham Hutchings CBE, and Haley Gomez MBE on being honoured in the Queen's Birthday honours List 2018.
Scientists in Scotland, including staff from STFC's UK ATC facility, will work on the world's first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory, which will study ripples in space and time, thanks to an initial £1.7 million of funding from the UK Space Agency.
A collaborative new resource has been launched that will help innovators access knowledge and find research outcomes more quickly and easily in a bid to transform the UK energy system.
Last updated: 06 October 2017