Tag Archives: STFC

STFC-developed first fully functional X-ray light detector to be installed at the world’s largest X-ray laser

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 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. The Large Pixel Detector … Read the full press release

New £16million funding from STFC to support UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest investment in the UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community has been announced today. The UK’s frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million … Read the full press release

STFC: study suggests a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 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. The results, released today … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release

STFC, NWO and IAC new operation agreement secures future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK. The future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes on La Palma has been secured for the next decade … Read the full press release

STFC’s Hartree Centre to receive UK’s first Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer

SWINDON, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The high performance computing needs of UK industry and academia are set to receive a tremendous boost thanks to a major collaboration between STFC’s Hartree Centre and leading digital services company Atos UK&I. The collaboration includes … Read the full press release

STFC: Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in France turns 50

SWINDON, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fifty years of world-leading research is celebrated today as one of the UK’s major international research facilities marks a major milestone. Since it was founded, on 19 January 1967, the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in France, which … Read the full press release

Chief Scientist at STFC RAL Space Professor Richard Harrison recognised for his contribution to the field of geophysics

SWINDON, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A number of STFC supported researchers have been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards. Professor Richard Harrison, Chief Scientist at STFC RAL Space was recognised for his contribution to the … Read the full press release

First results from the Gaia satellite revealed

SWINDON, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The first results from the Gaia satellite, which is completing an unprecedented census of more than one billion stars in the Milky Way, are being released today to astronomers and the public. The release marks the … Read the full press release

STFC engineers celebrate an international award for their contribution to gravitational waves breakthrough

SWINDON, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On the first anniversary of the detection of gravitational waves a team of engineers from the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are celebrating sharing an international award for their contribution to the scientific … Read the full press release