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23 February 2017
New agreement signed by STFC secures future of two major telescopes
New agreement signed by STFC secures future of two major telescopes

A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK.

23 February 2017
£100 million investment for new research institute with Harwell hub
£100 million investment for new research institute with Harwell hub

A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23rd February) by Business Secretary Greg Clark.

21 February 2017
New STFC Fellowship scheme to enhance engagement between public and scientists
New STFC Fellowship scheme to enhance engagement between public and scientists

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a new leadership scheme to help inspirational researchers champion public engagement across their academic communities. The call for applicants to the scheme – which seeks to empower scientists to train other scientists in public engagement – is now open.

20 February 2017
Aeroplane and internet systems better protected thanks to unique UK technology
Aeroplane and internet systems better protected thanks to unique UK technology

A UK team of scientists and engineers has developed a new machine called ChipIR, at STFC's ISIS neutron and muon source that is helping companies who are developing new technologies to work out whether their systems could be adversely affected by cosmic rays.

18 February 2017
UK makes waves at the world's largest science gathering AAAS
UK makes waves at the world's largest science gathering AAAS

A year on from the announcement of one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in a century, and gravitational waves is on the agenda at the world’s largest science gathering, the AAAS.

14 February 2017
Green light for next-generation dark matter detector
Green light for next-generation dark matter detector

Construction will begin on a next-generation dark matter detector with the UK taking a leading role and providing vital hardware for the project.

13 February 2017
Going underground to spread the word on science
Going underground to spread the word on science

Science outreach specialists from across the UK got fired up about fundamental physics at CERN. More than 20 staff from science centres that deliver the successful Explore Your Universe (EYU) programme visited the globally renowned laboratory.

11 February 2017
Gravitational wave detection announced a year ago today
Gravitational wave detection announced a year ago today

This time last year the physics community – and the world – was holding its breath. Decades of work came to fruition as the announcement of the first direct detection of gravitational waves was made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO): two identical facilities in Louisiana and Washington State. A year on and gravitational waves are firmly back in the spotlight with a science session on the topic planned at the world's largest global science gathering next week, the AAAS.

10 February 2017
UK leads on new £8.5m European scheme to improve access to research data
UK leads on new £8.5m European scheme to improve access to research data

Computing experts, led by a team from the UK, have been set the ambitious task of establishing a new Europe-wide data and computer-sharing network to allow scientists across the continent to exchange and analyse data in scientific research.

09 February 2017
STFC website unavailable on 11 February 2017
STFC website unavailable on 11 February 2017

Due to system maintenance this website may be unavailable on Saturday 11th February 2017 from 09:00-14:00 (GMT).

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