Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK)
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Short Profile DescriptionSTFC makes it possible for a broad range of scientists to do the highest quality research, tackling some of the most fundamental scientific questions. We do this by: • funding researchers in universities directly through grants particularly in astronomy, particle physics, space science and nuclear physics. • providing in the UK access to world-class facilities, including ISIS (link opens in a new window), the Central Laser Facility (link opens in a new window), and High-End Computing Terascale Resource (link opens in a new window) (HECToR). We are also a major stakeholder in the Diamond Light Source, which started operations in 2007. • providing in the UK a broad range of scientific and technical expertise in space and ground-based astronomy technologies, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.