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.
Business Secretary Greg Clark today announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered, enabling the pharmaceutical industry to develop ground-breaking drugs faster, cheaper and better than ever before.
UK scientists are celebrating the latest observation from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN, revealing how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark, confirming our understanding of the Higgs and setting constraints on new physics.
UK Research and Innovation's Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is an ambitious scheme that will help areas of lower economic activity benefit from the world-class research and innovation capability spread across the UK.
An international team of scientists supported by STFC, and including researchers from the University of Leicester and King's College London, are using space sensors to monitor the health of the land around the River Ganges in India, home to approximately 500 million people.
Last updated: 03 July 2019