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17 January 2017
RAL Space Chief Scientist Recognised in Annual Awards for Astronomy and Geophysics
RAL Space Chief Scientist Recognised in Annual Awards for Astronomy and Geophysics

A number of STFC supported researchers have been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

09 January 2017
Black holes hide in our cosmic backyard
Black holes hide in our cosmic backyard

Monster black holes sometimes play a cosmic game of hide and  seek, shrouding themselves from view behind giant clouds of gas and dust,  according to new research.

06 January 2017
Update on Neutron Strategic Review
Update on Neutron Strategic Review

An external review of neutron science and facilities will help update the UK's long term strategy and maintain our global strength in this field.

31 December 2016
New Year Honour for STFC's Sue Carter
New Year Honour for STFC's Sue Carter

STFC congratulates Sue Carter on being awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List 2017 for her services to Science and Technology.

22 December 2016
Brand new UK laser in the Czech Republic becomes a World leader
Brand new UK laser in the Czech Republic becomes a World leader

A UK designed and built laser delivered by STFC under a £10 million contract to the Czech Republic has become the most powerful laser of its kind in the World.

15 December 2016
The University of Strathclyde joins the Cockcroft Institute
The University of Strathclyde joins the Cockcroft Institute

The University of Strathclyde has become a full member of the Cockcroft Institute, the UK's international centre for Accelerator Science and Technology at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire.

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

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

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’. 

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