Diamond, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility and one of Oxfordshire’s flagship science institutes, was formed a decade ago, on the 27th March 2002, when the Wellcome Trust and the UK Government signed the Joint Venture Agreement and Diamond Light Source Ltd was born.
For its 10th birthday, Diamond has launched a blog www.diamond10.org where everyone who has had a connection to the project can contribute and leave their perspectives. It’s also where anyone new to Diamond can find some useful facts and background to the project. Diamond will continue 2012 celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Special Series of ‘Inside Diamond’- open days which will run from 16th to 20th June. These events will be ticketed and more information is available at www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/Events/InsideDiamond
“Looking back over the past 10 years, there have been many challenges and achievements. People we lost, talents we gained, challenges we have faced… and in the midst of these remaining focused on our vision to be a leading edge facility for scientific research, supporting a wide range of users from both academia and industry, thereby delivering benefits to the UK society and economy.”
Gerd Materlik, Diamond’s Chief Executive
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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