The Australian Synchrotron helps its big brother in Geneva

The synchrotron’s intense electron beam contributes to the enhancement of the Large Hadron Collider and the design of future accelerators.

The discovery of a Higgs boson-like particle will see the international research effort shift focus to study its unique characteristics – and it is here that Australia’s Synchrotron is playing a collaborative role with CERN. [continue reading…]

L’Oréal Australia Girls in Science forum

On Wednesday 24 August the three L’Oréal Fellows visited the Australian Synchrotron for the L’Oréal Australia Girls in Science school forums.

The three fellows presented their research to over 160 high achieving female students in year’s 9-12.

The students then had the opportunity to ask the fellows questions about their day to day life, how they got to where they are now and their research.

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New head of synchrotron science hits the spot

Queenslander scores top science job at the Australian Synchrotron

University of Queensland researcher Prof. Ian Gentle has today been appointed the Australian Synchrotron’s Head of Science. His own research includes plans to use the facility to study and improve the effectiveness of drugs treating acne and other skin diseases.

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