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

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

29 November 2016
Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level
Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level

Pioneering laser technology could boost the performance of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to new levels of efficiency, helping unlock some of science’s greatest mysteries going back to the `Big Bang’. 

24 November 2016
Funding confirmed for major STFC-Czech partnership for 'next generation' laser centre
Funding confirmed for major STFC-Czech partnership for 'next generation' laser centre

STFC's Central Laser Facility and scientists from the Czech Institute of Physics will work together on a new "Centre of Excellence" for the industrial exploitation of new laser technology.

23 November 2016
Boosting UK regional innovation
Boosting UK regional innovation

STFC is supporting Liverpool City Region in its successful bid to be in the next wave of Science and Innovation Audits aimed at boosting economic growth in the knowledge sector.

22 November 2016
RAL Space contribution to next generation Solar Telescope goes in to orbit
RAL Space contribution to next generation Solar Telescope goes in to orbit

STFC RAL Space are celebrating the successful launch of a next generation geostationary weather satellite that will provide more accurate forecasts and warnings of major space weather events.

22 November 2016
Update on cyber attack
Update on cyber attack

An STFC events registration site was  the victim of a cyber-attack by unknown perpetrators earlier this month. 

18 November 2016
Multi-million pound Large Hadron Collider upgrade project launched
Multi-million pound Large Hadron Collider upgrade project launched

A new multi-million pound international project led by the University of Manchester and Lancaster University, who are both part of the STFC supported Cockcroft Institute, has been launched to contribute to the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva.

17 November 2016
Hundreds of thousands of images turned into 3D reconstructions in ULTRA fast time
Hundreds of thousands of images turned into 3D reconstructions in ULTRA fast time

UK researchers have developed a new way of processing hundreds of thousands of images of a rotating object such that they can then turn them into a complete 3D visual reconstruction of the subject with unprecedented detail.

17 November 2016
First apprentices 'graduate' from revitalised scheme at Daresbury Laboratory
First apprentices 'graduate' from revitalised scheme at Daresbury Laboratory

The first apprentices have graduated from a new enhanced Apprentice Training Scheme in a ceremony at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC's) Daresbury Laboratory.

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