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Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

 Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Upcoming Events

  • CfAI Seminar Programme: Wednesday 29th November 1pm: OCW017

Dr Matthew Townson:

Nicholas Dubost: WFS Worshop in Padova

Professor John Girkin: Finding Nemo's Heart

  • CfAI Workshop Week@Durham 2018

Monday 19th March 2018 - Friday 23rd March 2018: To take place in OCW017 and PH30 (Organiser: Dr Alastair Basden)

https://www.dur.ac.uk/cfai/adaptiveoptics/workshopweek2018

  • Fusion CDT Course

Monday 9 April 2018 - Friday 13th April 2018 (Organiser: Professor Ray Sharples)


Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

CfAI is one of the major research groups in the Physics Department at Durham with approximately 70 staff and research students. It is distributed across two physical locations, one of which is in the new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics on the University science site in Durham, and the other is at the North East Technology Park (NETPark), an internationally recognised location for science and technology companies, based about ten miles away in Sedgefield, Co. Durham.

CfAI develops state-of-the-art instruments for application across a wide range of disciplines including astronomical instrumentation, biophysics, remote sensing and fusion diagnostics. Research outputs can be found by following the links to individual research areas listed in the menu on the left or by a search of Durham Research Online. We also have close links with the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Institute for Computational Cosmology.


Vision Statement

To design and develop novel instrumentation based on cutting edge technologies with applications across a range of strategically important scientific areas.

Contact Details

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics NETPark
Address Durham University
Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
Department of Physics
Science Laboratories
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
United Kingdom
Durham University
Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
NETPark Research Institute
William Armstrong Way
NETPark
Sedgefield
TS21 3FB
United Kingdom
Secretary +44 (0) 191 334 3588 +44 (0) 191 334 3588
Fax +44 (0) 191 334 3609 +44 (0) 191 334 4844

Contact Details

Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
Department of Physics
Science Laboratories
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
+44 (0)191 334 3588

Director: Prof. Ray Sharples

CfAI kicks off new project with CEA Saclay


CfAI welcomes Durham International Senior Research Fellow Prof. Benny Cheung (HKPU):