Following this insight into the pioneering research taking place at the synchrotron the Ambassador enjoyed traditional English afternoon tea with Italian scientists and staff. His Excellency Pasquale Terracciano commented: “I’m proud to find such an important contribution by Italian scientists and technology to this very important research centre - a true beacon of global scientific research.”
Andrew Harrison, Diamond’s CEO, added: “As a world-class scientific facility, our success depends crucially upon attracting the very best scientists to come and work here, amongst whom are many eminent Italian scientists. We look forward to an ever brighter future in which Italian scientists continue to play a big role.”Diamond is an advanced scientific facility used by over 3,000 academic and industrial researchers across a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, energy, engineering, nanoscience and environmental sciences. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce light 10 billion times brighter than the sun - scientists use this light to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.