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Outdoor Iconic Images of Science at Diamond Light Source, near Didcot on 13 May to celebrate its dou

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

9:00am - 10:00pm
Diamond Light Source, Didcot, OX11 0DE

The Anniversary Science Images exhibition will be open to the public as part of Oxfordshire’s annual ArtWeeks Festival from 14th-22nd May. Visitors will be able to view the 70 images on sections of Diamond’s exterior perimeter fence surrounding its huge iconic ‘silver doughnut’ shaped building.

The images chosen to make up the exhibition were selected from Diamond’s rich science archive to give an insight into what goes on inside this leading science facility whilst also capturing the beauty of it. The pictures were taken by a range of professional photographers, plus some of the scientists themselves. Images range from artistic images of the building and its state-of-the-art technology to microscopic pictures of scientific samples being examined. These latter pictures are taken using the special technology and super bright light from Diamond’s beamlines which help scientists to make the invisible visible and advance science.

The images have been blown up to A0 size i.e. around 1.2m x 0.8 metres or larger and have been directly printed onto aluminium weatherproof boards. Each picture will have an accompanying caption with them to explain what they depict and if the images were captured in an unusual way that will also be covered. There will also be an online ‘flipping book’ available to download featuring all the images and accompanying text.

This year marks 15 years of Diamond Light Source delivering science and innovation to the worldwide science community and 20 years since it was set up in 2002. To commemorate this double anniversary, and cement its position as a world-leading research facility, it is revealing plans for Diamond-II which has recently been granted preliminary funding. This will be a transformational upgrade and enable a huge expansion of UK science capabilities as it involves a coordinated programme of development combining state-of-the-art technology in a new machine, five new beamlines and a comprehensive series of upgrades to transform Diamond’s ability to generate scientific knowledge and impact on 21st century global challenges. Additionally, it is also curating this special outdoor photographic exhibition made up of over 70 stunning scientific images selected from Diamond’s science archive taken over the past two decades.

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Diamond Light Source
Harwell Science & Innovation Campus
OX11 0DE

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