NEW: A Visit From St Nicholas - Read by Diamond Staff
Diamond has produced a special version of the popular Christmas poem 'A Visit from St Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore. Staff across the facility have contributed towards it, to watch it click here
NEW: Virtually Explore Diamond
Diamond has produced an interactive image/map full of media content; videos, images, 360 degree photos and more so that you can explore our site from your own device. To find out more about Diamond and visit our machine and beamlines for yourself please click here
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.
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.
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
Click here to find out more about how Diamond works
Latest News and Features
Click here for the latest news and features from Diamond
Digital Learning Resources
Click here to explore resources such as animations, webinars and videos
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.
If you wish to keep up to date with the latest happenings and activities at Diamond then please subscribe to our public mailing list at the top of this page. If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions about our engagement activities then please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd love to hear from you.
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