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09 January 2018
Mapping the future of European astroparticle physics research
Mapping the future of European astroparticle physics research

Research priorities for the future of astroparticle physics, the emerging field which is achieving exciting results such as the landmark detection of gravitational waves, have been announced today at a European research community summit.

05 January 2018
Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights
Weighing massive stars in nearby galaxy reveals excess of heavyweights

An international team of astronomers, including many from the UK, has revealed an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

30 December 2017
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 our colleagues STFC Board member Professor Karen Holford and STFC Chief Executive Dr Brian Bowsher on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2018.

30 December 2017
New Year Honours for STFC's Chief Executive
New Year Honours for STFC's Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of STFC, Dr Brian Bowsher, has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours' list for his contribution to national and international metrology.

21 December 2017
Senior drivers needed to test road safety technology in the North West
Senior drivers needed to test road safety technology in the North West

500 drivers over the age of 65 are needed from across the North West to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help elderly drivers stay on the road safely for longer.

13 December 2017
CERN as you've never seen it before
CERN as you've never seen it before

UK teenagers have created an interactive museum of one of the world's most famous science experiments – the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider – in the virtual land of Minecraft.

10 December 2017
STFC congratulates Professors Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss on receiving their Nobel Prize for Physics
STFC congratulates Professors Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss on receiving their Nobel Prize for Physics

STFC congratulates Professors Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss on receiving their 2017 Nobel Prize Medal and diploma for Physics in Stockholm from His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

07 December 2017
Space conference celebrates UK advancements in space science and Earth observation
Space conference celebrates UK advancements in space science and Earth observation

Leading figures from the UK space industry gathered in Oxfordshire today to discuss the latest advances in space science and Earth observation, learn about some of the industry's key technology challenges and to hear of the latest major announcements from the UK Space Agency and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

07 December 2017
Revolutionary children's hospital app to transform patient care
Revolutionary children's hospital app to transform patient care

A new approach to children's stay in hospital has been launched that will revolutionise patient care at Alder Hey Children's hospital in Liverpool partly thanks to expert support from STFC's Hartree Centre.

06 December 2017
New partnership will lead to the building of the third LIGO detector in India
New partnership will lead to the building of the third LIGO detector in India

An agreement has been signed between India and the UK that will focus on building capacity within India for the LIGO India gravitational wave detector and open the way to closer working between scientists in India and their counterparts in UK universities.

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