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11 September 2018
UK contributes to New International Research Infrastructure Plan
UK contributes to New International Research Infrastructure Plan

The fifth Strategy Report and Roadmap 2018 of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures has been launched, with substantial contributions from key UK research organisations, reinforcing the importance of the UK as a major global centre of research and innovation.

10 September 2018
STFC appoints new Executive Director for Business and Innovation
STFC appoints new Executive Director for Business and Innovation

STFC Executive Chair, Professor Mark Thomson, today announced the appointment of Dr Kate Ronayne as STFC Executive Director, Business and Innovation after a rigorous and competitive recruitment exercise. Dr Ronayne brings long experience of working within STFC over many years, starting within the Central Laser Facility and for the last 10 years in key innovation and business development roles.

06 September 2018
UK dataset expertise informs Google's new dataset search
UK dataset expertise informs Google's new dataset search

Experts from UK Research and Innovation have contributed to a search tool newly launched by Google that aims to help scientists, policy makers and other user groups more easily find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

30 August 2018
Daresbury Laboratory's 'Talking Science' - celebrating 20 years and coming to a venue near you!
Daresbury Laboratory's 'Talking Science' - celebrating 20 years and coming to a venue near you!

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury Laboratory is celebrating 20 years of bringing inspirational science talks to the general public.

29 August 2018
UK researchers achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave
UK researchers achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

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.

28 August 2018
UK particle physicists celebrate first observation of the long sought decay of the Higgs boson
UK particle physicists celebrate first observation of the long sought decay of the Higgs boson

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.

23 August 2018
ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level
ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level

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.

23 August 2018
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee UPDATE
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee UPDATE

The government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

23 August 2018
Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption
Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption

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.

17 August 2018
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe

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.

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