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Diamond Light Source

Wednesday 4 March 2020, 3.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Chris Christou, Head of Radiofrequency Group, Diamond Light Source

Abstract

Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, Diamond Light Source is a leading edge facility for science, engineering and innovation.  It is the largest science facility to be built in the UK for 40 years and produces ultra-violet, infra-red and X-ray beams of exceptional brightness.  Diamond allows researchers from academia and industry to investigate the structure and behaviour of the world around us at the atomic and molecular level. The intense synchrotron light is generated by a 3 GeV electron beam circling a 561.5 m storage ring near the speed of light 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The colloquium will introduce the physics behind the Diamond particle accelerator and the science and technology involved in building, maintaining and improving the national synchrotron light source.

Location: P/L 002