Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council


Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (or PPARC) was one of a number of Research Councils in the United Kingdom. It directed, coordinated and funded research in particle physics and astronomy for the people of the UK. It's head office was at Polaris House in Swindon, Wiltshire, but it also operated three scientific stes: the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh, the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING) in La Palma and the Joint Astronomy Centre (JAC) in Hawaii..

PPARC published the "Frontiers" magazine three times a year, containing news and highlights of the research and outreach programmes it supports.

On 1 April 2007 PPARC and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (or CCLRC) merged to become the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

External links

* [http://www.pparc.ac.uk/home_old.asp Archive of PPARC website]
* [http://www.pparc.ac.uk/frontiers Frontiers Magazine website]
* [http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ Research Councils UK]


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