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Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

 Centre for Advanced Instrumentation


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 on the NetPark technology park about ten miles away near Sedgefield.

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
Discovery 1
William Armstrong Way
NETPark
Sedgefield
TS21 3FH
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

Recent Highlights

Lectureship Available:

CfAI is hiring a new lecturer/senior lecturer in Astronomical Instrumentation. Please see the Vacancies page opposite for details. Closing date is 20 Feb 2017.

Ariadna Calcines wins SEA award:

CfAI moves to the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics: