Welcome to the Diamond Light Source Hub

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.

We work to ensure we are well run, economic, safe and efficient; always seeking to improve what we do and how we do it, both as individuals and as an organisation, to provide the best service possible.

We recruit from all STEM disciplines.

The facts

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron.
The synchrotron is free at the point of access through a competitive application process, provided that the results are in the public domain.
80,000 visitors reached to date through a programme of engagement supporting the UK's Skills' agenda in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
One of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, our pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
Over 14,000 researchers from across both academia and industry use Diamond to conduct experiments.
We're a not-for-profit limited company.
Over 1,200 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.
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Lorraine Bobb

Beam Diagnostics Physicist

"The summer internship I did at Diamond allowed me to make an informed decision on whether a career in beam diagnostics was right for me."

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Building Services Engineer

"I would recommend getting involved with extra-curriculum engineering activities, getting a good apprenticeship and taking the time to build your skills."

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New Active Materials Lab opens at Diamond Light Source

First ever handling facility of this kind at a synchrotron, allowing experiments previously impossible in the UK

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Big aspirations and inspiration for STEM careers at AAAS

A panel of four women from Diamond will address how their work across science and engineering helps to address 21st century challenges - including energy research, pandemic preparedness, and more - and share their professional journeys. 

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