The Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, named after the benefactor
businessman and Durham physics graduate Professor Sir Peter Ogden,
is a world-leading centre of excellence in fundamental physics research
at the University of Durham. It contains two research institutes:
- the Institute for Computational Cosmology, ICC (on the fourth floor of the Ogden Centre).
- the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, IPPP (on the second and third floor of the Ogden Centre).
The Centre was set up with funding from JIF (the Joint Infrastructure Fund sponsored by
the DTI, the Wellcome Trust and HEFCE), a donation from the Ogden Trust
and JREI (the Joint Research Equipment Initiative);
ongoing support is provided by STFC
(the Science and Technology
Facilities Council). The Ogden Centre building,
which is adjacent to the Physics Department
, was officially opened by the
Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Tony Blair MP, in October 2002.
The Ogden Centre has a major involvement in an outreach project to promote public knowledge and understanding of exciting areas of research in astronomy and particle physics.
The Ogden Centre celebrated its 10th birthday on 18th September 2012.