Latest news

All dates
  Show items per page  
Showing 1 to 10 of 640 articles
10 January 2019
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals

For the first time, astronomers have direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals – fifty years after the discovery was first predicted.

09 January 2019
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy

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.

07 January 2019
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies

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.

04 January 2019
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course

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.

29 December 2018
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community
New Year Honours for members of the STFC research community

The Science and Technology Facilities Council congratulates Professor Joanna Dunkley on being honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019.

20 December 2018
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life
UK team successfully complete latest step in bringing world's largest telescope to life

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.

18 December 2018
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE
STFC mourns the death of leading physicist Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE

STFC mourns the death of Dr Uschi Steigenberger OBE, former Director of our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility.

12 December 2018
STFC appoints new Executive Director for National Laboratories Science and Technologies
STFC appoints new Executive Director for National Laboratories Science and Technologies

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.

11 December 2018
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence
New partnership set to accelerate UK data science and artificial intelligence

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.

11 December 2018
UK scientists on a mission to prevent arsenic poisoning from rice
UK scientists on a mission to prevent arsenic poisoning from rice

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

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Switchboard: +44 (0)1793 442000