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10 February 2020
UK-built spacecraft designed to observe the Sun launches successfully
UK-built spacecraft designed to observe the Sun launches successfully

The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft has begun its nearly 2 year journey towards the Sun to observe our star close-up and enable us to study its polar regions for the first time.

05 February 2020
Breakthrough made on the next big step to building the world's most powerful particle accelerator
Breakthrough made on the next big step to building the world's most powerful particle accelerator

For the first time scientists have observed muon ionization cooling – a major step in being able to create the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.

05 February 2020
STFC appoints three additional Council members
STFC appoints three additional Council members

As part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) three additional members have been appointed to the Council of STFC.

31 January 2020
Harwell Space Cluster grows 16 percent in 2019
Harwell Space Cluster grows 16 percent in 2019
31 January 2020
Clearest and most detailed images yet of the sun revealed
Clearest and most detailed images yet of the sun revealed
27 January 2020
Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for international researchers to be led by UK Research and Innovation
Global Talent Visa: new visa scheme for international researchers to be led by UK Research and Innovation

As part of a package of announcements today, the government has announced changes to Tier 1 Visas for researchers.

27 January 2020
Pathways to Impact: Impact core to the UK Research and Innovation application process
Pathways to Impact: Impact core to the UK Research and Innovation application process

As part of a package of announcements today, UK Research and Innovation has announced changes to our requirements on ‘Pathways to Impact’.

23 January 2020
Harwell Campus Invites Energy Innovators to Establish the Harwell Technical Living Laboratory to Tackle the Climate Crisis
Harwell announces new Living Laboratory to Tackle Climate Crisis

Harwell Campus, where government, business and academia apply big-science to solve urgent global challenges, is calling for UK energy innovators to join the fight to mitigate climate change.

23 January 2020
UK invests £65 million in international science projects hosted by Fermilab
UK invests £65 million in international science projects hosted by Fermilab

UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and Chris Fall, Director of the US Department of Energy Office of Science, have signed an agreement that outlines £65 million worth of contributions that UK researchers will make to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and related projects.

22 January 2020
UK astronomers find a way to form 'fast and furious' planets around tiny stars
UK astronomers find a way to form 'fast and furious' planets around tiny stars

New astronomy research supported by STFC and published today suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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