Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

High Performance Computing

HECToR (High-End Computing Terascale Resource) is the UK‘s front-line national supercomputing service.


ISIS is the UK neutron and muon source based at RAL.

The Central Laser Facility

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is one of the world’s leading laser facilities providing scientists from the UK and Europe with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology.

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (link opens in a new window) (ESRF) based in Grenoble, operates the most powerful high energy synchrotron light source in Europe.

Future Infrastructure Group

The network Future Infrastructure Group (FIG) aims to co-ordinate community feedback to inform future STFC investment, no matter how large or small, from new beam line software, to free electron lasers…