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Durham University

Department of Physics

Research in Advanced Instrumentation

Section web pages:

Contact: Dr Kieran O'Brien

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation designs and builds state of the art optical instruments for a whole range of scientific applications. We have very close links with the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, the Biophysical Sciences Institute, and the Centre for Soft Matter. We are based both in the Physics Department in Durham, and at the close-by NetPark Research Institute.

Our activities include:

  • Astronomical Adaptive Optics
  • Astronomical Spectroscopy
  • Biophotonics
  • Fusion Diagnostics
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Space Instrumentation
  • Superconducting Detectors

Further details may be found at the Advanced Instrumentation postgraduate opportunities website and the CfAI website.