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14 January 2019
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy

A number of STFC-supported researchers have been honoured for significant achievements in astronomy and geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

11 January 2019
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming

A team of UK scientists are applying technology developed for space research to help tackle the amount of ammonia that the farming industry releases into the atmosphere and try to make farming more efficient

11 January 2019
Horizon 2020 grant holders – have you submitted your details to UKRI's portal?
Horizon 2020 grant holders – have you submitted your details to UKRI's portal?

UK organisations holding grants from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for research and innovation, need to submit information about them into a UKRI portal designed to capture basic details about the grants.

10 January 2019
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals

For the first time, astronomers have direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals – fifty years after the discovery was first predicted.

09 January 2019
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy

Astrophysicists have discovered an enormous bubble currently being ‘blown’ by the regular eruptions from a star in a nearby galaxy – and studying this phenomenon could help scientists to better understand how the universe expands.

07 January 2019
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies

STFC is about to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to more efficiently sort through the swathes of experimental data produced at its national multidisciplinary science facilities with the aim of making quicker scientific breakthroughs.

04 January 2019
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course

A nearby galaxy is headed on a collision course with the Milky Way, scientists have warned, which could cause Earth’s solar system to be shunted out of its galaxy into the depths of space.

29 December 2018
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community

The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates Professor Joanna Dunkley on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019.

20 December 2018
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life

UK engineers and scientists leading the project to build HARMONI, one of the first-light instruments for the Extremely Large Telescope, are celebrating after it successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review process.

18 December 2018
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE

STFC mourns the death of Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE, former Director of our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility.

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