A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23rd February) by Business Secretary Greg Clark.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a new leadership scheme to help inspirational researchers champion public engagement across their academic communities. The call for applicants to the scheme – which seeks to empower scientists to train other scientists in public engagement – is now open.
A UK team of scientists and engineers has developed a new machine called ChipIR, at STFC's ISIS neutron and muon source that is helping companies who are developing new technologies to work out whether their systems could be adversely affected by cosmic rays.
A year on from the announcement of one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in a century, and gravitational waves is on the agenda at the world’s largest science gathering, the AAAS.
Construction will begin on a next-generation dark matter detector with the UK taking a leading role and providing vital hardware for the project.
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.