On 23 August 2017, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Diamond Light Source hosted an Apprenticeship Day at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
The new field of gravitational wave astronomy, which started with the first gravitational wave detection two years ago, is already offering possible explanations of how black holes form.
The most advanced space weather radar in the world is to be built in the Arctic by an international partnership including the UK, thanks to new investment from NERC, with scientific collaboration from STFC.
UK engineers have developed a new type of energy-saving magnet for the next generation of particle accelerator that will not only save substantially on energy costs but also offers savings in the scale of such instruments.
One of the world's fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world's largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL.
STFC is to launch a major funding call this September, targeted towards pioneering healthcare research and development.
Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.
The UK's frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million over the next four years, enabling researchers to continue to hunt for answers to some of the biggest mysteries in nuclear physics.
The largest space test chamber in the UK is being installed at a premier satellite testing facility, helping to ensure the UK remains a world leader for space technology.
New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave - which could help us understand why there is so much matter in the universe, but very little antimatter.