Research Facilities

'Harwell is a fantastic place because it brings together a whole set of different facilities that we can use to understand the world around us at the atomic and molecular level'

Dr Andrew Taylor OBE, Director, National Laboratories, STFC

Credit: Satellite Applications Catapult

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

STFC is a science organisation providing world-class research, innovation and skills.

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STFC: Central Laser Facility (CLF)

A world-leading laser facility providing scientists with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technologies.

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STFC: ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source

ISIS provides a unique insight into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.

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RAL Space carries out space research and technology development with the UK Space Agency, NASA and ESA.

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STFC: Scientific Computing Department

The Scientific Computing Department provides large scale HPC facilities, computing data services and infrastructure.

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European Space Agency (ESA) ECSAT

The European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)

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UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions.

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Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s synchrotron.

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Satellite Applications Catapult

Fostering growth across the economy through the exploitation of space.

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MRC Harwell (Medical Research Council)

MRC Harwell is advancing medicine by investigating the genetics of disease.

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Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)

The RCaH is a multi-disciplinary research facility.

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Our vision is to grow Harwell into one of the world’s largest and most important Science & Innovation Campuses, with even stronger links to many leading academic Universities within a broad R&D based community.


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