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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
UK Minister Of State Jo Johnson Visits The SKA Headquarters
UK Minister Of State Jo Johnson Visits The SKA Headquarters

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.

09 February 2017
STFC invests £1.3million in next generation of data-science experts
STFC invests £1.3million in next generation of data-science experts

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.

03 February 2017
Update on cyber attack
Update on cyber attack

An STFC Service Provider has been the victim of a cyber-attack by unknown perpetrators resulting in a data-breach.

02 February 2017
STFC spin-out announces £650,000 funding round
STFC spin-out announces £650,000 funding round

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.

02 February 2017
Professor Sir Mark Walport named as first chief executive of UKRI
Professor Sir Mark Walport named as first chief executive of UKRI

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).

31 January 2017
Cosmic dust that formed our planets traced to giant stars
Cosmic dust that formed our planets traced to giant stars

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.

24 January 2017
Study reveals benefit to UK economy and bright futures for STFC's PhD students
Study reveals benefit to UK economy and bright futures for STFC's PhD students

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.

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