The Australian Synchrotron accelerates electrons (around a circle the size of the MCG, at nearly the speed of light) to create a light beam, one million times brighter than the sun. The light gives researchers ‘x-ray vision’ of matter – from our food, to famous paintings and even the flu virus - to reveal secrets for rapidly advancing medicine and industry, and improving our understanding of Australia’s culture and history.

Come and celebrate an afternoon of fun talks and a tour of the synchrotron, in this the International Year of Light 2015!