Tag Archives: STFC

STFC’s Central Laser Facility and York University used the ULTRA laser to develop a new technique to study chemical catalysts

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC’s world-leading Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been instrumental in new research which might see efficiency savings being made in an industry worth billions to the UK. Researchers from CLF and York University have used the ULTRA … Read the full press release

World Space Week: Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire on Friday as part of World Space Week. The open event, which also coincided with Space Explorers Day, saw 150 youngsters from years … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council provides £14 million investment for the UK’s Catalysis Hub

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have welcomed the new £14million investment into the UK’s Catalysis Hub that will support a nationwide research programme. Funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which … Read the full press release

UK researchers identified materials that could be used to make high-powered and fast-charging batteries

SWINDON, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UK researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries that are both high-powered and fast-charging. The research could be the first step to developing a safe, super-fast charging battery. Most … Read the full press release

Telescope Manager consortium concluded its work on the architectural design of a fundamental part of the software for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first design project for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – has been completed. After four and a half years, the international Telescope Manager … Read the full press release

UK Research & Innovation: STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2)

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (3 August 2018), STFC’s  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2). That’s ten years of research in everything from cleft palate and … Read the full press release

STFC and EPSRC launch funding call with Cancer Research UK to drive forward earlier detection of cancer

SWINDON, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC and EPSRC have launched a joint funding call with Cancer Research UK that aims to drive forward earlier detection of cancer. The new funding called ‘Early Detection Innovation Sandpit and Award’ is available to researchers, … Read the full press release

STFC: Marine start-up AutoNaut developed unmanned surface vessel propelled entirely by the waves, with zero carbon emissions

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Advances in ocean monitoring are providing more insights about our seas and environment than ever before, from marine life, to sea temperatures, pollution and weather. However data collection can be expensive – fuel, maintenance and manpower … Read the full press release

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) cooperate on big data to boost industrial productivity and innovation

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — American and British business is expected to benefit from a new collaboration agreement signed today between leading US and UK research laboratories. The deal focuses on translating high performance computing techniques widely used in academia into … Read the full press release

STFC-funded research: first-ever observed interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first-ever observed interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past – causing it to tumble around chaotically as it travels through space – an STFC-funded scientist has discovered. `Oumuamua is the first … Read the full press release

STFC: Satsafe’s telematic technology will help senior drivers stay on the road safely for longer

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Drivers over the age of 65 from across the UK are needed to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help senior drivers stay on the road safely for longer. DVLA figures show … Read the full press release

UK research sheds light on the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s central cavity and that of its central stars

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A hole at the heart of a stunning rose-like interstellar cloud has puzzled astronomers for decades – but new UK research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s … Read the full press release

STFC: Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh now open for applications from start-ups

SWINDON, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) flagship new business innovation centre – which will bring together the best of academia and industry – is now welcoming applications from start-up companies. The recently-completed Higgs Centre for Innovation at … Read the full press release

STFC: UK scientists and engineers celebrate MIRI’s performance during the cryogenic test for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston

SWINDON, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK scientists and engineers are celebrating following the confirmation that their instrument has performed very well during the cryogenic testing for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas. … Read the full press release

STFC: the latest detection of gravitational waves possible thanks to UK developed engineering and technology

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space. In the nuclear … Read the full press release

STFC: University of Glasgow scientists led the development of the sensitive mirror suspensions in the heart of the LIGO detectors

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world’s most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence, working across … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI): Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Higher Education and Research Act (2017) established a new body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI will establish nine Councils, with their own fields of activity, each led by an Executive Chair. Each Executive Chair will … Read the full press release

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