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15 January 2020
UK and STFC experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy
UK and STFC experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy

A number of STFC-supported staff and researchers, including a team from RAL Space and a member of the STFC astronomy grants team, have been honoured for significant achievements in astronomy and geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

13 January 2020
Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way
Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way

New research involving x-rays has enabled UK scientists to find a way to improve our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry. This has the potential to help us better store or dispose of radioactive materials in the future.

07 January 2020
Global Gravitational Wave Network Detects Another Neutron Star Collision
Global Gravitational Wave Network Detects Another Neutron Star Collision

The international gravitational-wave observatory network has detected what appears to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars.

03 January 2020
X-rays used to better illuminate how uranium moves in deep underground environments
X-rays used to better illuminate how uranium moves in deep underground environments

New research involving x-rays has enabled UK scientists to find a way to improve our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry. This has the potential to help us better store or dispose of radioactive materials in the future.

02 January 2020
New Year Honour for Laboratory Director
New Year Honour for Laboratory Director

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) congratulates Dr Andrew Taylor on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2020.

20 December 2019
Earthbound x-ray technique will probe conditions found at the heart of planets
Earthbound x-ray technique will probe conditions found at the heart of planets

Combining powerful lasers and bright X-rays, Imperial and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) researchers have achieved a demonstration of laser-driven X-ray absorption spectroscopy that will allow a new field of extreme experiments in both fusion science and astrophysics.

16 December 2019
Using neutrons to develop a catalyst for greener fuels
Using neutrons to develop a catalyst for greener fuels

UK scientists working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have used neutron scattering to help develop a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel efficiently, potentially leading to a more sustainable source of petrochemicals for use in industry.

03 December 2019
UKRI SPF Clean Air: Scoping Workshop
UKRI SPF Clean Air: Scoping Workshop

The Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air programme is planning a series of workshops in early 2020 to scope upcoming funding opportunities through the programme.

05 November 2019
Transforming sulphur dioxide from a toxic gas to useful materials
Transforming sulphur dioxide from a toxic gas to useful materials

Scientists have been using neutron and X-ray imaging techniques at the UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS)’S TOSCA facility and at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron to help develop a new material that could capture toxic sulphur dioxide pollution before transforming it into useful compounds.

29 October 2019
UK team involved in successful project that has lowered Dark Matter Experiment's Central Component Nearly a Mile Underground
UK team involved in successful project that has lowered Dark Matter Experiment's Central Component Nearly a Mile Underground

The largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the US reached its latest milestone when the crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota last week strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN, (LZ) below an elevator and lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft. Dr Pawel Majewski from the Particle Physics Department of the STFC has led the design, fabrication, cleaning, and delivery of LZ’s inner cryostat vessel.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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