At the heart of the PSI is our Advanced Laser Lab, with large environmentally controlled spaces housing a wide range of tunable light sources, from cw to ultrafast, and including a comprehensive infrastructure of advanced analytic equipment.
The research undertaken at the PSI pushes the boundaries of knowledge and has applications in a number of fields, from cell biology to experimental cosmology.
Located within the Alan Turing Building is a wide range of laser systems which together provide a unique array of sources.
Providing world-leading tomography capability for all academic and commercial users.
A postgraduate project in the PSI can be the ideal starting point for your career as a photon scientist.
The PSI is an ideal training ground for graduate students wishing to pursue a career in academia, research or industry. Apart from the directly related photon science areas students have gone on to work in aerospace and defence, visual entertainment, nuclear power, holographic security and medical technology.
Between them, our members have received a number of awards, including the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division Prize from the Institute of Physics, the Herzberg Memorial Prize, the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, the Holweck Prize and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Tilden Prize.
Over the course of one year, solar panels installed in the PSI building generated 13,780 kWh, enough energy to make just under half a million cups of tea.