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03 October 2018
Congratulations to laser trio for Nobel Prize for Physics
Congratulations to laser trio for Nobel Prize for Physics

Researchers at STFC’s Central Laser Facility have congratulated the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics: Arthur Ashkin, Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou.

30 September 2018
British winner of prestigious global science photography prize
British winner of prestigious global science photography prize

British photographer Simon Wright has won the 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition with a stunning image from the STFC Boulby Underground Laboratory deep under North Yorkshire.

27 September 2018
UK and Singapore collaborate on £10m satellite project to develop next generation communications networks
UK and Singapore collaborate on £10m satellite project to develop next generation communications networks

The early demonstration of new quantum space technologies, through the latest collaboration between the UK and Singapore governments, could lead to more secure online activity for consumers in everything from financial transactions to online conversations.

27 September 2018
New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants
New UKRI system needs community input on Horizon 2020 grants

A new system is being rolled out today (27 September 2018) as a first step towards supporting the continuity of funding for UK organisations which have been awarded grants from the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation, Horizon 2020.

26 September 2018
Ireland joins the European Southern Observatory
Ireland joins the European Southern Observatory

UK astronomers have welcomed Ireland as a fellow member of the world's most productive astronomical observatory – the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

24 September 2018
STFC and Teledyne e2v collaboration will accelerate innovation for industry
STFC and Teledyne e2v collaboration will accelerate innovation for industry

STFC and Teledyne e2v, a leading supplier of technologies and components for industry, have formed a strategic relationship that will advance the world’s next generation of particle accelerator technologies and bring exciting new opportunities for UK industry.

19 September 2018
UK Students help select potential targets for the World's cutting-edge space observatory
UK Students help select potential targets for the World's cutting-edge space observatory

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) are partnering with astronomers from the STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) with the aim of identifying potential targets for the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched by NASA in 2021.

18 September 2018
UK scientists contribute to project to unlock the mysteries of neutrinos and anti-matter
UK scientists contribute to project to unlock the mysteries of neutrinos and anti-matter

The signal recorded for the first time ever as a cosmic particle travelled nearly 4 meters through liquid argon, inside the newest detector to become operational at CERN, could help explain more about how the universe works and why matter exists at all.

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.

Last updated: 06 October 2017

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