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Serco rated a Star Performer by Everest Group

Serco - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:00

Serco, the international service company, announced today that its global...

STFC receives Investors in People Gold award

STFC is celebrating after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold accreditation. Investors in People provides a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework. Having achieved Silver accreditation in 2011, STFC is delighted to have achieved Gold accreditation following its latest IiP review.

House of Lords praises North West digital hub during visit to Daresbury

STFC's Hartree Centre, the North West's high performance computing hub, was praised by the House of Lords this week, as its Digital Skills Committee visited the Hartree team to learn more about the work they are doing to apply digital technologies to better support UK business.

Serco awarded $22.7M contract to support deployable medical systems

Serco - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management...

Review of the Implementation of Consolidated Grants

With the transition of all research groups to consolidated grants complete, STFC reviewed the implementation of consolidated grants between January and May 2014.

Dark underground access tunnels, light diffraction and behind the scenes at a world-leading research centre amongst STFC Photowalk 2014 winners

STFC today announced the winners of its 2014 Photowalk competition, which showcases some of the UK's leading-edge science and world-class technical facilities.

Institute of Physics Honorary Fellows 2014

STFC congratulates this year's Institute of Physics Honorary Fellows. Each of them has done some exemplary work in raising awareness of the importance of physics in all of our lives, and in enthusing and inspiring the next generation of physicists.

Water Energy Food Nexus Sandpit: call for participants

Securing sustainable supplies of water, energy and food is a key global issue. Increasing demands on these commodities, together with pressures on land use and the need to manage the exploitation of natural resources in the transition to a sustainable economy will present challenges on local, national and international scales.

Reach for the Stars in the Italian Alps this Christmas Holiday

Four lucky people from the UK can win a chance to spend a week this December on the beautiful Italian Alps doing astronomy activities with people of the same age from across Europe, at the ESO Astronomy Camp 2014.

Foundation Stone Ceremony Marks Scientific Importance of ESS

Today, the UK neutron community, represented by senior members of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), gathered at the European Spallation Source (ESS) construction site in Lund, Sweden, for the ESS Foundation Stone Ceremony.

STFC to help bring on the next generation of UK bioscientists to drive the economy of the future

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will be playing a major role in three of the bioscience Doctoral Training Programmes, announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable, that are aimed at creating new industries and jobs.

STFC PS and EAP Consultation

The STFC Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Panel (PS&EAP) would like your input to assist them in their on-going dialogue with Science Board on the communities’ requirements for the large facilities and also their usage. The input provided to Science Board to date, as shown on the PS&EAP web page, has been well received and used to inform their inputs to e.g. the STFC Programmatic Review and the recent BIS Capital Consultation exercise.

Update on JCMT Ownership

Professor Gary Davis, Director of the JCMT has provided an update on the telescope's ownership. A process that will lead to the legal transfer of the telescope is underway.

UK leads new international solar storm tracking initiative

UK scientists have unveiled a new £2.5 million (€3.2 million) project that will improve forecasts of solar storms, including their arrival time and impact on the Earth. The three year project will provide the most comprehensive set of information to date about the Sun's influence on interplanetary space and the effects space weather can have on the Earth.

CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science

Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. The UK is being represented by His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG and the Chief Executive of STFC Professor John Womersley.

'Atomic fingerprint' of catalyst helps industrial researchers refine cleaner oil

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in our understanding of a 2D material, molybdenum disulphide, a key ingredient used in industrial refinery catalysts. Understanding the structure of the material at the atomic level has led them to a new way to boost its efficiency.

The past, present and future of science in Scotland

In 1896, the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE) moved from the centre of Edinburgh to its present location on Blackford Hill, thanks to a generous donation by James Lindsay, the 26th Earl of Crawford.

UK to build unique intergalactic GPS instrument to map the stars

A €9M contract is announced today for UK-based engineers and designers to build a unique and powerful instrument that aims to tackle some of the most compelling astronomical puzzles - such as how stars and galaxies form and evolve, and probing the structure of our own Milky Way.

HPC in Industry Event - High performance, high value

Engineering. Pharmaceuticals. Finance. Whatever your line of business, you've probably heard about high performance computing - but what is it and what can it actually do for your business?

Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place at Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ on the 27th/28th/29th October 2014.

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