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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.

12 March 2018
UK scientists help solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays
UK scientists help solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

The mystery of why comets travelling through Space give off X-ray emissions has been solved thanks to new research undertaken by a team that included science staff from STFC's Central Laser Facility (CLF) and RAL Space.

08 March 2018
Upgrade to UK environmental science super computer will make it twice as capable
Upgrade to UK environmental science super computer will make it twice as capable

A major upgrade is being made to double the storage available in the UK's leading environmental science supercomputer.

07 March 2018
Detectors and Instrumentation Strategic Review
Detectors and Instrumentation Strategic Review

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