University of Cambridge (Battcock Centre for Astrophysics)

University of Cambridge (Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics)

University of Cambridge (Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics)

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In December 2011 a grant of £1,000,000 was awarded to the University of Cambridge towards a new centre in the field of experimental astrophysics. The Battcock Centre was opened in October 2013 by the Chancellor of the University, Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

Building on the successful research of the Kavli Institute at the University, the funding proposal made the case for creating a centre dedicated to experimental astrophysics, where astronomical, astrophysical and instrumental activities could be co-located. The Centre houses successful research teams tackling important questions of modern astrophysics and cosmology. The research will focus on areas such as the search for planets outside our solar system and imaging the surface of stars. You can follow University's astrophysics research here.

The Wolfson Design Floor and the Wolfson Design Suite within this Centre host the instrumental activities, with the cutting edge observing facilities required for this research. This grant highlights the Foundation's commitment to support outstanding research through infrastructure investment.

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