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.
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.
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.
The UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson MP visited the SKA Headquarters at Jodrell Bank on Thursday to be briefed on the international Square Kilometre Array project.
Data intensive science in the UK has received a major boost thanks to an investment of more than £1million to train the next generation of experts in this research area.
An STFC Service Provider has been the victim of a cyber-attack by unknown perpetrators resulting in a data-breach.
STFC spin-out, The Electrospinning Company, (TECL) has secured a £650,000 investment to establish itself as the leading provider of clinical-grade electrospun biomaterials to the medical device industry.
The Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Research published by nuclear physicists at the University of Edinburgh has helped solve a long-standing puzzle concerning the origin of some stardust grains formed before our Solar System was created and found in meteorites.
Bright prospects in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and internationally, have been highlighted by a survey on the first destinations for STFC-funded PhD students over the last four years.