April 30, 2008

A little over five years ago, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University. The Ogden Centre hosts two world leading research groups, the Institute for Computational Cosmology and the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology. The work of these groups lies right at the cutting edge of  basic physics research, addressing key questions about the Universe, from  the perspectives of very large and very small scales.
The Ogden Centre has been a tremendous success, providing an exciting and stimulating environment in which researchers from all over the world can attack the most fundamental questions about the Universe.
To mark five years of the Ogden Centre, we held a series of special events on Wednesday 30 April 2008.  In the afternoon, speakers from the IPPP and ICC addressed ‘ The Universe: Five Key Questions’. The Ogden Centre’s 5th Anniversary Celebration Dinner later that evening included an address by Lord Rees of Ludlow, the President of the Royal Society.