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Developing state-of-the-art instruments for use in astronomy, biophysics, remote sensing, fusion diagnostics and much more... To undertake a world-leading programme of education and research with international impact, based on the development of novel instrumentation and cutting edge technologies with applications across a range of strategically important scientific areas of benefit to modern society.
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CfAI Research

CfAI undertake a diverse range of research including astronomical instrumentation, fusion diagnostics, biophotonics and free-space optics.

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CfAI Facilities and Services

The CfAI own, maintain and have access to cutting edge research facilities and equipment.

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Postgrad opportunities

We are seeking graduate students to undertake research within our PhD and MSc by Research programmes.

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