For the first time, astronomers have direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals – fifty years after the discovery was first predicted.
Astrophysicists have discovered an enormous bubble currently being ‘blown’ by the regular eruptions from a star in a nearby galaxy – and studying this phenomenon could help scientists to better understand how the universe expands.
STFC is about to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to more efficiently sort through the swathes of experimental data produced at its national multidisciplinary science facilities with the aim of making quicker scientific breakthroughs.
A nearby galaxy is headed on a collision course with the Milky Way, scientists have warned, which could cause Earth’s solar system to be shunted out of its galaxy into the depths of space.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates Professor Joanna Dunkley on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019.
UK engineers and scientists leading the project to build HARMONI, one of the first-light instruments for the Extremely Large Telescope, are celebrating after it successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review process.
STFC mourns the death of Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE, former Director of our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility.
STFC Executive Chair, Professor Mark Thomson, has announced the appointment of Dr Neil Geddes as STFC Executive Director, National Laboratories Science and Technologies after a rigorous and competitive recruitment exercise.
The Alan Turing Institute and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre to forge links between data science and artificial intelligence research and high-performance computing.
A team of UK scientists are investigating rice plants in a bid to find out whether people are inadvertently consuming dangerous levels of arsenic – a deadly poison and carcinogen – through rice, meat and dairy products.
Last updated: 06 October 2017