Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics
The £11.5m centre draws together a team of international scientists, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from more than 20 countries around the world.
Together they are investigating the mysteries of the cosmos, from the birth of the Universe through to the origin of galaxies, to the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
The new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics houses Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy (CEA) and the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI).
What they say
“The new Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics represents a wonderful contribution to the unique architectural heritage of Durham City.
“Its design fits the requirements of a top-class research centre, dedicated to seeking answers to some of the most fundamental questions about our Universe such as: How and when did our Universe begin? What is it made of? How did galaxies and other structures form?
“The new building conveys a sense of adventure that reflects the novelty and excitement of the research that goes on within it. It is an amazing place in which to work.”
Professor Carlos Frenk, Director, Institute for Computational Cosmology
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