Explore our science

This page is a window into STFC’s science and technology, and how large facilities - from giant telescopes, to laser facilities, supercomputers and the Large Hadron Collider - help physicists, chemists and biologists to understand our world and the Universe beyond

using the biggest experiments in the world to understand the smallest building blocks of the Universe.

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On the ground and in space, a global family of giant telescopes is designed to gather visible and invisible light from across the Cosmos.

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From the chips in our mobile phones to the components of a car engine, understanding what ?stuff? is made of is crucial to knowing how it will function.

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Stargazing is a great way to discover the wonders of science and technology, and Dark Sky Discovery helps you enjoy the stars, wherever you are.

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From the creation of the world wide web to mapping a billion stars with the Gaia mission, computing is changing our world.

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