Diamond at the Museum

Exhibitions, talks and workshops at the Abingdon Museum

Courtesy of the Abingdon Museum
Courtesy of the Abingdon Museum
 
Diamond is teaming up with the Abingdon Museum; but this is no history lesson. Through a series of workshops, talks and a 15 week exhibition, Diamond and the museum are looking to bring pioneering science to the public.
 
Reading about science in a newspaper or a textbook is one thing, but being able to see it in action is completely different. At Abingdon Museum, visitors will have the chance to meet staff from Diamond; they will be able to see cutting-edge equipment and discover the ways in which the UK’s synchrotron is helping to address global challenges through advances in medicine, technology and engineering.
 
For safety reasons, children under 5 are not usually allowed to visit the synchrotron, but this partnership with the Abingdon Museum will allow even small children to experience the wonder of modern science.
A glass sculpture of the hand foot and mouth disease virus, solved at Diamond
A glass sculpture of the hand foot and mouth disease virus, solved at Diamond

The Cracking Crystals workshop on the 20th Feb will invite visitors to learn about the remarkable ways in which modern scientists use light. From UV to spectroscopy to diffraction, the workshop will shine a light on some of the most important techniques in modern science. Similarly, the family-friendly Diamond Dazzles drop in session on 22nd March will feature hands-on, practical activities with synchrotron scientists.

The exhibition, Diamond in Action: Stories from the Synchrotron will run from now to April 27th. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the giant silver doughnut nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside, and find out about the ways in which it is helping to better the world. There’s loads going on, so why not pop down to the Abingdon Museum today? Who knows what you’ll discover.

 

 

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