Exceptional science comes about in the same way as music, muses Dr Paul Donaldson: the best stuff happens when you’re jamming.
Cryogenics technology is an important part of the science being done at STFC and it partly relies on a scarce resource: helium.
It’s the International Year of the Periodic Table and staff member, Ron Smith and user, Jan Skakle from ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are part of a wider big knitting project – creating a periodic table blanket!
John Coxon, a space plasma physicist at the University of Southampton, spends most of his day thinking about how the Sun and the Earth’s magnetic fields interact.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh welcomes Namhla Mabombo.
Software engineers from across Europe are working together to improve the speed and accuracy of science results from particle accelerators.
Secondary school students explored engineering at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS), taking in activities, tours and a ‘Fizz Bang Zap’ show, giving a flavour of real-world engineering at ISIS.
Swansea University has pioneered a new way to connect with the community through science. Oriel Science takes the University’s research and packages it into interactive and thought-provoking exhibits to increase the public’s awareness and interest in science.
A team of scientists from the University of Oxford and the Central Laser Facility (CLF), has used high-power lasers to recreate the sort of supersonic turbulence found in star-forming nebulae.
Through photosynthesis, plants are brilliant at converting the Sun’s energy into fuel – humans, not so much. A collaboration between Newcastle University and Sorbonne Université is aiming to rectify this by creating fuel through artificial photosynthesis.
Last updated: 01 November 2018