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UKRI’s latest diversity data reveals positive findings but there is still work to do

30 Mar 2021

UKRI have published data analysis with regards to funding applicants and recipients of research council grants between 2019 and 2020, which reveals a number of positive findings in terms of female and ethnic minority applicants but more needs to be done for applicants with a disability. Last summer marked the first time that the analysis…

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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to reduce carbon footprint with UKRI funding

09 Mar 2021

The UKRI has announced that Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, which includes the Research Complex at Harwell, is among several sites to receive funding to reduce their carbon footprint. This funding will cover a number of energy efficiency plans including solar panels, heat pumps, insulation and LED lighting. It is estimated they will reduce total UKRI emissions…

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Diversity delivers innovation and drives scientific progress

26 Feb 2021

February has been LGBTQ+ history month and here at the Research Complex at Harwell, we have been taking the opportunity to reflect on inequalities in STEM. Diversity, equality and inclusion of both people and ideas is vital to achieving excellence in both research and innovation. Evidence shows that diversity delivers innovation, and innovation is the…

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Daphne Jackson Fellowships open for applications

25 Feb 2021

The UKRI has announced that the Daphne Jackson Fellowships are open for applications with no closing date. This fellowship applies to those looking to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for family, health or caring reasons. The aim is to give participants the confidence and skills they need…

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CLF breaks world record in laser technology collaboration

17 Feb 2021

The Central Laser Facility (CLF), based at the Research Complex at Harwell has set a new world record for the output of a high power, high repetition rate laser. This new world record took place via a test of the Diode Pumped Optical Laser for Experiments (DiPOLE) 100 system. According to STFC News, it was…

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International Women and Girls in Science

11 Feb 2021

11th February marks International women and girls in science day. Established in 2015 by resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations and realized by UNESCO and UN Women, the day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology and aims to promote full and equal access. “ We must…

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Rosalind Franklin Institute build completed

01 Feb 2021

The UKRI has announced that the Rosalind Franklin Institute has reached practical completion with the fitting of the interiors to be next. The Rosalind Franklin Institute is an important collaborator for the Research Complex at Harwell, with its staff and scientists working within the RCaH whilst the building work continued. Professor James Naismith, Director of…

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RAL scientists designing new instrument to understand dark matter

18 Jan 2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has announced that Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), one of our neighbours and collaborators based here at the Harwell Campus  in Oxfordshire, will provide the design for a new instrument which will help to develop our understanding of dark matter and allow us to observe gravitational waves in an…

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RCaH remains open for research during latest lockdown

08 Jan 2021

RCaH Director Professor David Payne has announced that the Research Complex remains open for all research but as a result of rapidly changing circumstances announced by the government on 4th January, we are making some changes to our procedures, outlined below, as the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and users are of the utmost…

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Materials, Structures and Manufacturing Group announce new post-doc and PhD positions

05 Jan 2021

The Materials, Structures and Manufacturing Group, led by Professor Peter Lee, UCL at the Research Complex at Harwell have announced a number of positions now available for application. The Group’s  research focuses on the X-ray imaging and computational simulation of materials at a microstructural level and as part of two exciting aligned projects, two Post-Doc/PDRF…

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