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In brief ... Where top science gets done


Large-scale facilities like the Diamond Light Source synchrotron in Oxfordshire have the power to create concentrated geographical clusters of scientific research. According to new research scientists’ proximity to Diamond has had a positive impact on their output of related scientific research. Diamond is the largest single investment in basic research infrastructure in modern UK history. The new study examines its impact on the geographical distribution of related scientific output.


Christian Helmers and Henry Overman

1 November 2017     Paper Number CEPCP515

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