News Feed From Occupiers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.