Physics Trip to The Diamond Synchrotron

March 23, 2015

Diamond Synchotron

Last Wednesday, as a part of their physics coursework, VII physicists visited the Diamond Synchrotron in Oxfordshire. The synchrotron, which works by accelerating electrons to produce radiation, is an important tool for myriad experiments, ranging from identifying ancient paintings to investigating unknown viral structures. Since the synchrotron is currently out of use, girls had the particularly fascinating opportunity to tour inside the ring and see the machine itself! Diamond is an especially interesting place, as it shows how much the sciences — and even humanities — overlap, and are dependent on each other in order to make new advances.

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