The PrimeSCI! Synchrotron Education Team is excited to welcome you to the ANSTO Australian Synchrotron! Learn how the Australian Synchrotron combines science and technology to produce cutting edge research.

Funded Places: A limited number of fully funded places are available for participants to attend the PrimeSCI! Synchrotron Tours and Lab Sessions, who would not be able to attend without financial support. You are NOT required to complete the Humanitix Registration form. Please complete the Equity Access form for eligibility.

Synchrotron Science Workshops

How can waves explain the behaviour of light? How are light and matter similar?

These questions will be answered in the hands-on physics lab session where students can take part in experiments using specialised equipment to learn about the diffraction of light (both single and double slit diffraction and interference), the Photoelectric Effect and Emission Spectra.

The program also includes a tour of the Australian Synchrotron where participants will learn about the important research outcomes achieved. (4.5 hrs)

Year 11 - 12 (Topic taught at Year 12 curriculum level)

Advances in scientific understanding rely on developments in technology and society’s needs. Students can take part in experiments using specialised equipment to illustrate concepts in physics of interaction of light and energy, nuclear physics, radioactivity and dark matter.

The program also includes a tour of the Australian Synchrotron where particpants will learn what makes the facility so unique - a rare chance to see this world class facility. (2.5hrs)

Years 9 - 10  (Topic taught at Year 9/10 curriculum level)


Workshop details

Enrolment fee

  • $54.50 per participant for 4.5 hour program (plus $0.50 Humanitix fee)
  • $39.50 per participant for 2.5 hour program (plus $0.50 Humanitix fee)

Please note

  • Children must be booked into their correct 2024 school year level only

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