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18 September 2019
Wonder at the Labs – Building our network of collaborators
Wonder at the Labs – Building our network of collaborators

The ambitious Wonder initiative for public engagement is looking to widen the range of people and community groups that are engaged with STFC’s science and technology.  On 18 September, STFC is holding a meeting to share ideas and experiences from projects involved with the early stages of the initiative.

17 September 2019
Public engagement professionals inspired at INTERACT
Public engagement professionals inspired at INTERACT

INTERACT Symposium, co-organised by STFC, welcomed over two hundred guests to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) last week for a day of public engagement learning and inspiration.

12 September 2019
Meet the student helping to 'fine-tune observations' from the world's largest optical telescope
Meet the student helping to 'fine-tune observations' from the world's largest optical telescope

Alexander Andersson is working on the instrument for what will be the world’s largest optical telescope. Find out about his ground-breaking work at STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh…

12 September 2019
Meet Astronomer Beth – who will be using ERIS
Meet Astronomer Beth – who will be using new cutting-edge instrument ERIS for her ground-breaking research on exoplanets

Beth will use new cutting-edge instrument ERIS for her ground-breaking research on exoplanets.

04 September 2019
Meet Lee – Lead mechanical technician for ERIS-NIX
Meet Lee – Lead mechanical technician for ERIS-NIX

Meet Lee! He started his career as a mechanical engineering apprentice, and now he’s the lead mechanical technician on the ERIS-NIX imager.

03 September 2019
Daresbury hits new heights with Vertical Test Facility
Daresbury hits new heights with Vertical Test Facility

A new Vertical Test Facility (VTF) has been commissioned at Daresbury Laboratory – the result of extensive work by a multidisciplinary team over a number of years.

03 September 2019
Out of this world experience at local libraries
Out of this world experience at local libraries

As part of a variety of events run by STFC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

02 September 2019
Exploring exoplanets with the BBC
Exploring exoplanets with the BBC

Presenter Chris Lintott will delve into the extrasolar Universe to teach us about exoplanets. 

30 August 2019
Want more neutrons? Build a better proton gun
Want more neutrons? Build a better proton gun

Research needs for more powerful neutron sources, accelerator physicists at STFC’s Particle Physics Department (PPD) are developing the technology.

29 August 2019
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls

Scientists working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) have found that the cell walls of plants play a more important role in regulating plant proteins than previously thought and this new research has the potential to lead to more disease resistant crops.

Last updated: 01 November 2018

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