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.
A senior laser scientist working at STFC's Central Laser Facility has been awarded a top accolade at the Institute of Physics 2017 awards.
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.
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.
STFC is currently reviewing its skills programme to identify an appropriate balance of activities and funding for the next five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distinguished scientist Professor Tony Bell and member of STFC's Central Laser Facility has today been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contributions to science.