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03 April 2019
Next generation of research leaders given funding boost
Next generation of research leaders given funding boost

Potential future leaders in science and innovation have been awarded a funding boost by STFC to help them realise their research ambitions.

29 March 2019
Using drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease
Using drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

A team of UK scientists are researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a devastating fungal disease among one of the world’s best-loved and most valuable crops – coffee.

27 March 2019
Project launched with Africa to develop new energy and healthcare research
Project launched with Africa to develop new energy and healthcare research

A newly launched research project brings together African researchers with a team from the UK’s Diamond Light Source synchrotron research facility to focus on two key areas crucial to development in Africa – energy and healthcare.

26 March 2019
Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves
Upgraded detectors to resume Nobel Prize winning hunt for gravitational waves

UK astrophysicists are gearing up to resume the search for gravitational waves, the ripples in spacetime caused by some of the universe’s most spectacular events, after substantial upgrades to the three global detectors mean that they will be able to survey an even larger volume of space than ever before for powerful, wave-making events, such as the collisions of black holes.

25 March 2019
Giving cancer patients in developing countries access to radiotherapy
Giving cancer patients in developing countries access to radiotherapy

Doctors and scientists from the UK and Africa have united in a bid to develop medical linear accelerators for the developing world and increase the survival rate for its cancer patients.

21 March 2019
New research result from CERN is a milestone in the history of particle physics
New research result from CERN is a milestone in the history of particle physics

The LHCb experiment has announced the first ever observation of CP violation in the decays of charm mesons. This represents a milestone in particle physics and UK physicists have been at the heart of this research.

21 March 2019
Science-industry-government collaboration wins initial support for Mersey Basin proposal
Science-industry-government collaboration wins initial support for Mersey Basin proposal

Industry, local government and science are joining forces to improve productivity and jobs growth in the North West. The “Mersey Basin” collaboration has won £50,000 seed funding from the Government’s Industrial Strategy to help develop a full bid for up to £50 million.

15 March 2019
Key role for UK industry in answering fundamental questions about the Universe
Key role for UK industry in answering fundamental questions about the Universe

A major new physics facility near Chicago is expected to have UK technology at its heart, and lead to significant spin-off opportunities for UK companies.

14 March 2019
New report highlights the key impacts made by STFC on science, on the economy and on society
New report highlights the key impacts made by STFC on science, on the economy and on society

The newly published 2018 STFC Impact Report highlights some of our recent significant and far-reaching impacts.

12 March 2019
UK becomes home to the HQ of the new international organisation behind the World's biggest ever radio telescope
UK becomes home to the HQ of the new international organisation behind the World's biggest ever radio telescope

At a treaty signing in Rome today the UK has formally become the home of the new international organisation behind what will soon be the World’s biggest ever radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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