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New head for key European astronomy organisation
09 December 2016
New head for key European astronomy organisation

Spanish astronomer Xavier Barcons will lead the European Southern Observatory (ESO) from September 2017.

STFC celebrates success at the Institute of Physics' Awards
08 December 2016
STFC celebrates success at the Institute of Physics' Awards

Professor John Simpson, Head of STFC's Nuclear Physics Group, has received the Institute of Physics' prestigious Rutherford Medal and Prize for 2016 by for his outstanding contributions to nuclear physics.

UK scientists begin hunt for major collisions in the universe
01 December 2016
UK scientists begin hunt for major collisions in the universe

UK scientists are celebrating the restart of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors, which are now back online after a substantial upgrade to their sensitivity. The upgrade and restart of LIGO means that the new data being produced should add substantially to our knowledge of black-hole collisions and other major astronomical events.

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