STFC's Central Laser Facility is celebrating forty years of spectacular science and achievement as one of the world's most advanced laser research, development, exploitation and training facilities.
A ceremony marking the laying of the first stone of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has taken place at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, close to the site of the future giant telescope. This milestone marks the beginning of the construction of the dome and main telescope structure of the world's biggest optical telescope, and ushers in a new era in astronomy.
Distinguished scientist Professor Tony Bell and member of STFC's Central Laser Facility has today been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contributions to science.
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