The Australian Synchrotron is one of the southern hemisphere's most significant scientific facilities. It is a world-class medical research facility that uses accelerator technology to produce a powerful source of light—x-rays and infrared radiation—a million times brighter than the sun.
The Australian Synchrotron supports a broad range of high quality research. Applications include medicine, nanotechnology, manufacturing, and mineral exploration.
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) offers specialised science education programs for secondary school students, teachers and the general public at the synchrotron in Clayton, Victoria. The programs are run by PrimeSCI!, in collaboration with ANSTO.