Aerial view of Daresbury Laboratory
|National scientific research laboratory|
Field of research
|Director||Professor Susan Smith|
|Science and Technology |
Daresbury Laboratory is a scientific research laboratory based at Sci-Tech Daresbury campus near Daresbury in Halton, Cheshire, England. The laboratory began operations in 1962 and was officially opened on 16 June 1967 as the Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory by the then Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Harold Wilson. It is operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, part of UK Research and Innovation. As of 2018, it employs around 300 staff, with Professor Susan Smith appointed as director in 2012.
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Daresbury Laboratory is renowned for its world-leading scientific research in fields such as accelerator science, bio-medicine, physics, chemistry, materials, engineering and computational science. Its facilities are used by scientists and engineers, from both the university research community and industrial research base.
The laboratory is based at Sci-Tech Daresbury, which supports scientists, researchers and industry by providing a collaborative and innovative environment to perform cutting-edge research.