Virtually Visit Us

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak visits to Diamond Light Source have been postponed. To still enable you to have a look inside Diamond we have produced a virtual tour that we believe will give you a flavour of what a visit would be like.

Click here to visit our virtual tour page

  • > 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

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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.

On this page you can explore how Diamond works, find videos and simulations to explain our science, how you can come and visit us and even links to how you can come and work with our amazing team.

How Diamond Works

Inside Diamond

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Latest News and Features

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Digital Learning Resources

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Find Out More About How To Get Involved

You can engage with Diamond in a range of ways, to find out more about; schools, universities, how to visit us and careers at Diamond please select the option below.

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