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"Just wanted to thank you for the extremely high quality experience our Physics students had when we visited your site last month. Judging by the feedback I got from the students, this was the best outreach activity they had experienced in physics. Your staff were extremely informative and interesting, but most importantly were able to explain things to our students at a level which they could understand and relate to easily."
Inside Diamond Schools is a series of events aimed at A-level or equivalent students, welcoming them to Diamond to meet our scientists, find out about the exciting work taking place here, and have a tour of the synchrotron itself.
We hope that by visiting Diamond students will learn more about the practical application of their studies and it will stir their interest in science and engineering and perhaps encourage them towards further study.
Diamond is a particle accelerator which uses a beam of electrons travelling at almost the speed of light to create intense, powerful beams of light. We use this light to study the atomic and molecular structure of materials - everything from viral proteins to engine parts and ancient texts - to help scientists understand more about the way the world works.
This visit will take approximately 2/2.5 hours and will consist of:
There are several starting times for the visits:
Due to the nature of the facility we can only accommodate a limited number of visitors and to ensure that many schools can partake we limit tickets to 20 per booking (please note this number includes students AND staff). When you enquire do mention if you would like to bring more students as it may be possible to increase this number, but this will depend upon the popularity of the event.
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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