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06 July 2017
CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle
CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle

Five years on from discovering the Higgs boson, a team including many UK scientists have discovered a brand new heavy particle at the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

05 July 2017
CLARA milestone beams light on next generation laser technology
CLARA milestone beams light on next generation laser technology

An attosecond is to a second what a second is to 32 billion years. This is how fast the short pulses of light operated by a Free Electron Laser (FEL) particle accelerator could be operating at in the not too distant future, unlocking new windows of scientific exploration.

30 June 2017
STFC laser scientist wins prestigious award
STFC laser scientist wins prestigious award

A senior laser scientist working at STFC's Central Laser Facility has been awarded a top accolade at the Institute of Physics 2017 awards.

29 June 2017
Technology could help solve the world's food crisis
Technology could help solve the world's food crisis

The STFC Food Network+ (SFN) has launched this week, bringing together hundreds of researchers to bring new capabilities to bear on the challenges of providing a safe, sustainable, nutritious and affordable supply of food for all.

27 June 2017
Dancing to the rhythm of the sun
Dancing to the rhythm of the sun

For generations, scientists have been studying the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, and now a group of artists and dancers have taken inspiration from this dynamic to produce a contemporary dance performance.

26 June 2017
Update on Balance of Programme (Skills) review
Update on Balance of Programme (Skills) review

STFC is currently reviewing its skills programme to identify an appropriate balance of activities and funding for the next five years.

23 June 2017
UK students use STFC's world class space facilities
UK students use STFC's world class space facilities to design their own volcano monitoring satellite

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol (UoB) are designing a volcano monitoring satellite thanks to the support of STFC's RAL Space team.

20 June 2017
UK's world leading laser facility celebrates 40 outstanding years
UK's world leading laser facility celebrates 40 outstanding years

STFC's Central Laser Facility is celebrating forty years of spectacular science and achievement as one of the world's most advanced laser research, development, exploitation and training facilities.

31 May 2017
Cutting edge research facility gets royal seal of approval
Cutting edge research facility gets royal seal of approval

The new Hartree Centre building at Sci-Tech Daresbury has been officially opened by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, during a visit to the world-leading campus.

26 May 2017
First stone laid as Construction work begins on World's Largest Telescope
First stone laid as Construction work begins on World's Largest Telescope

A ceremony marking the laying of the first stone of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has taken place at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, close to the site of the future giant telescope. This milestone marks the beginning of the construction of the dome and main telescope structure of the world's biggest optical telescope, and ushers in a new era in astronomy.

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