Clayton is home to one of Australia’s most significant pieces of scientific infrastructure, The Australian Synchrotron.
Operated by ANSTO, the synchrotron uses electrons to produce intense beams of light more than a million times brighter than the sun. The light is produced when high-energy electrons are forced to travel in a circular orbit inside the 216m circumference storage ring by the ‘synchronised’ application of strong magnetic fields. This light is channelled through beamlines into a suite of scientific instruments that are used by thousands of researchers to explore questions relating to human health, the development of new materials and technologies, environmental sustainability and solving problems for industry.
Through Project BR—GHT, ANSTO has, to date, secured $80.2 million in new funding to expand the research capabilities of the Australian Synchrotron over the next decade. The new funding will expand the number of beamlines from 10 to as many as 19, increasing research output significantly.
Thanks to the wonderful support of ANSTO, join us for a tour of this facility and evening reception on Tuesday 18 February, 7-9pm.
Buses will depart from the Learning and Teaching building, or it is around a 20 minute walk from the conference venue.
Please ensure you have registered for this function.
When: 7pm-9pm Tuesday 18 February
Where: The Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton