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