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19 September 2014 - STFC RAL Space researcher Dr Elin McCormack today receives a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship from the Royal Society, for her work on remote sensing of atmospheric electric field strength. She is one of just nine researchers selected for one of these highly competitive fellowships this year.
The UK's nuclear physics research capability will be strengthened significantly with the establishment of a new nuclear physics theory group at the University of York thanks to support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
High-tech entrepreneurs and businesses looking to create new or improved products and services can explore how technology developed for space missions like Rosetta can help them innovate and accelerate at SpaceTech 2014.
This summer, we gave more than 200 keen photographers across the country behind-the-scenes access to our world-class science facilities in our 2014 Photowalk Competition, in partnership with the Royal Photographic Society.
STFC welcomes a new partnership agreement, announced today, that ensures all articles authored by CERN researchers that are published in the American Physical Society (APS) journal collection in the next two years, will be freely available for anyone to read.
STFC is setting up a new Innovation Advisory Board (IAB) which will advise STFC's Council and Executive Board. The Advisory Board, which is expected to have 6-8 members, will review the 'innovation' aspect of STFC's work and will provide recommendations on existing and future programmes.
STFC is establishing a new subcommittee of its Council, to be called the Skills and Engagement Advisory Board, to advise it on the development of its programmes in skills and public engagement.
A Solar Storm due to arrive at the Earth today should lead to a great show of the Aurora Borealis over the UK this evening.
In 2004, Nature published an article featuring work done on the Central Laser Facility's Astra laser by an international collaboration of scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Strathclyde, UCLA and our Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Scientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected.
Construction is now (2/9/2014) officially underway on the world's biggest microscope: the £1.4 billion European Spallation Source being built in Sweden with key British input.
UK scientists have built a new facility aimed at understanding how particles from space can interact with electronic devices, and to investigate the chaos that cosmic rays can cause - such as taking communications satellites offline, wiping a device's memory or affecting aircraft electronics. ChipIR has successfully completed its first round of development testing before going in to full operation in 2015.
This remarkable image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way.
European astronomy journalists can win a trip to the ESO telescope facilities in Chile with the launch of the European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014.
Tonight's the night if you want to take control of one of the robots originally developed for exploring life on Mars and take a peek at what's going on after dark at the Tate Britain galleries.
What's the Big Event on September 19th? No, it's not the Scottish Referendum (that's the day before). It's CCD5 : The 5th Cryogenic Cluster Day. Free to attend, it is a day of seminar, trade show, posters and lab visits, showcasing cryogenics as the wonderful enabling technology it is. CCD 5 is taking place at the heart of the strongest cryogenic community - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, in the heart of the strongest cryogenic community there is.
Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith as its new Chairman.
In partnership with the UK Intellectual Property Office, we are hosting two Intellectual Property (IP) workshops at our Harwell Oxford and SciTech Daresbury campuses this September.
Scientists at STFC, UK Space Agency, ESA and others around the world today celebrate history being made as Rosetta becomes the first spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.
Scientists using lasers at a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) facility in the UK believe that they are a step closer to finding a replacement for silicon chips that are faster and use less energy than at present.