Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah has today announced that Professor Mark Thomson has been selected to be Executive Chair of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), following a fair and open competition.
The UK has built an essential piece of the globally-anticipated DUNE experiment, which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up of matter.
A number of STFC-supported researchers have been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards for astronomy and geophysics – including Professor James Hough from the University of Glasgow, who has been awarded the RAS's highest accolade in recognition of his eminent role in gravitational wave science.
Professor Wayne Holland, Project Scientist at STFC's UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's 2018 Jackson-Gwilt Medal. The award recognises outstanding invention, improvement, or development of astronomical instrumentation or techniques.
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes many UK researchers, have this week released their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects, ranging from distant galaxies billions of light years away from the Earth to stars in our own galaxy.
An international team of astronomers, led by the UK, have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang and have witnessed in never-before-seen detail some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe.
Research priorities for the future of astroparticle physics, the emerging field which is achieving exciting results such as the landmark detection of gravitational waves, have been announced today at a European research community summit.
An international team of astronomers, including many from the UK, has revealed an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates our colleagues STFC Board member Professor Karen Holford and STFC Chief Executive Dr Brian Bowsher on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2018.
The Chief Executive of STFC, Dr Brian Bowsher, has been made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours' list for his contribution to national and international metrology.