Centre for Photon Science

What is photon science?

A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of all forms of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves to gamma rays. Photons are used is many types of research, spanning from astronomy to archeology, and photon science is often used as a label for research in which photons are produced, manipulated or detected in advanced ways. Typical examples are the use of synchrotron radiation facilities and lasers.

Example of research advancements done thanks to photon science:

New discovery for better batteries

New method for studying underground storage of nuclear waste