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Our students are active in outreach. Find out about previous and upcoming outreach events here.

Through our outreach events we hope to inspire more people to become interested in science and nurture the fascination in the younger generation with the hope that one day they may wish to pursue a career in the sciences.

Image courtesy of Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Student News

DST CDT at the 2018 GIA Symposium

Gloria Zhao (Cohort 3) and Phil Diggle (Cohort 1), along with Prof. Mark Newton, were invited to attend the 2018 Gemological Institute of America (GIA) International Gemological Symposium. Phil delivered a talk on how to image diamond down the diffraction limit using confocal photoluminescence microscopy and how this has revealed new insights on the growth of synthetic diamond. Gloria gave a talk on phosphorescence and thermoluminescence of diamond. Both talks were very well received by the 200-plus audience members in the morning session of the first day of the symposium. The remainder of the first day saw talks from leading researchers in their field of diamond science from the synthesis, characterisation and the geology of diamond.

Diamonds are for Everything at Science + Industry Museum

On the 25th August, CDT DST students and staff participated in the Science + Industry Museum ‘Platform for Investigation’ day. These special exhibits days which are held one Saturday a month, invite pioneering scientists studying cutting-edge research to showcase their work.