• > Watch Diamond's new series of webinars
  • > View our resources for schools
  • Listen to our new 'Shining a Diamond Light' Podcasts
  • > Download Diamond the Game Print at Home
  • > Visit Diamond 'Virtually' from your own home

What is Diamond?

Diamond is the UK's national synchrotron science facility. It's shaped like a huge ring, and is a bit like a giant microscope. Diamond speeds up electrons to near light speeds, producing a light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These bright beams are then directed off into laboratories known as ‘beamlines’; here scientists use the light to study everything from viruses and vaccines to fossils and jet engines.

Visiting Diamond

We offer many ways to visit and explore our State-of-the-Art research facilities. Our popular Public Open Days allow visitors to tour our facilities, meet some our scientists, and see some of our labs. We have special events and open days for schools, along with some great multimedia resources for educators. We also accommodate University Visits. As we have a wide range of placement and PhD opportunities for students available, it's a fantastic way to learn more about our facility.

Contact Information

Communications Team
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778109
E-mail: diamondcomms@diamond.ac.uk

More about Diamond

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research. 

Check out out latest news and research, and read about cutting-edge scientific research taking place at the synchrotron; and find out when your next chance is to visit Diamond. So take a look around, and find out what lies within the walls of the synchrotron.

Diamond Drawing

Subscribe & Learn More

Stay in touch with events, open days, and news from Diamond. Sign up to our newsletter today and keep up to date with all the latest from us.

Subscribe here

Latest News from Diamond Subscribe to our newsfeed

Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

Copyright © 2020 Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond House
Harwell Science & Innovation Campus
OX11 0DE

See on Google Maps