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Department of Physics

Department of Physics

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

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A new home for the science of the Universe at Durham.

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Image of the new building projected with the 'Worlds, Systems and Creations' simulations

Universe lights up new Ogden Centre


The celebrations began on Thursday, 9 March, with a series of talks from leading figures including architect Daniel Libeskind, Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, and prominent astrophysicists Professors Hiranya Peiris, Mark Hannam and Carlos Frenk, Director of Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC).

Lord Rees unveiled a plaque commemorating the official opening of the centre on South Road, Durham City, UK, on Friday, 10 March.

The opening celebrations also saw a free public showing of light and sound projection Worlds, Systems & Creations featuring stunning computer simulations of the Universe carried out at the ICC

On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March, visitors were able to learn more about the Universe through a series of outreach activities including the chance to build a Universe with the Universe Creator, take a virtual reality "Tour of the Cosmos" and watch the 3-D movie Cosmic Origins; created by the ICC.