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08 June 2018
Queen's Birthday honours for experts in gravitational wave astronomy, corrosion science and nuclear fusion
Queen's Birthday honours for experts in gravitational wave astronomy, corrosion science and nuclear fusion

STFC congratulates our colleagues Sir Jim Hough, Sir Steve Cowley, Dame Frances Saunders, Graham Hutchings CBE, and Haley Gomez MBE on being honoured in the Queen's Birthday honours List 2018.

08 June 2018
Scotland's space expertise key to gravitational waves study
Scotland's space expertise key to gravitational waves study

Scientists in Scotland, including staff from STFC's UK ATC facility, will work on the world's first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory, which will study ripples in space and time, thanks to an initial £1.7 million of funding from the UK Space Agency.

06 June 2018
New collaborative online resource launched to help UK innovators transform the energy system
New collaborative online resource launched to help UK innovators transform the energy system

A collaborative new resource has been launched that will help innovators access knowledge and find research outcomes more quickly and easily in a bid to transform the UK energy system.

06 June 2018
UK Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery
UK Institute to harness disruptive technology to transform drug discovery

Business Secretary Greg Clark today announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered, enabling the pharmaceutical industry to develop ground-breaking drugs faster, cheaper and better than ever before.

04 June 2018
UK researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough
UK researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough

UK scientists are celebrating the latest observation from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN, revealing how strongly the Higgs boson interacts with the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark, confirming our understanding of the Higgs and setting constraints on new physics.

31 May 2018
Strength in Places Fund call open
Strength in Places Fund call open

UK Research and Innovation's Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is an ambitious scheme that will help areas of lower economic activity benefit from the world-class research and innovation capability spread across the UK.

30 May 2018
Space technologies to be used to improve environmental conditions at banks of the Ganges
Space technologies to be used to improve environmental conditions at banks of the Ganges

An international team of scientists supported by STFC, and including researchers from the University of Leicester and King's College London, are using space sensors to monitor the health of the land around the River Ganges in India, home to approximately 500 million people.

29 May 2018
Developing a large-scale water simulator for the UK
Developing a large-scale water simulator for the UK: NERC and STFC seek water sector views

NERC and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are jointly investigating the viability of developing a large scale water simulator in the UK - a unique modelling and simulation capability to integrate all aspects of sustainable water management and interactions with other infrastructure and service providers.

25 May 2018
Engineers from the UK have spearheaded a world first at CERN
Engineers from the UK have spearheaded a world first at CERN

A UK team of engineers and scientists, working with colleagues at CERN, have made a major contribution to a technology breakthrough that revolutionises the world of high energy particle physics and is a crucial step along the path to the redevelopment of the Large Hadron Collider and the further unlocking of the secrets of the universe.

25 May 2018
New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups
New Higgs Centre for Innovation opens as unique home for Space-based start-ups

A new innovation centre opened in Edinburgh today offering start-up companies direct access to world leading scientists, engineers and big data experts, as part of UK Government efforts to help boost productivity and innovation.

Last updated: 06 October 2017

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