Wednesday, 30 April 2008 from to (Europe/London)
at Appleby Lecture Theatre
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 are planning a series of special events, which will take place on Wednesday 30 April 2008.  In the afternoon, speakers from the IPPP and ICC will address ‘The Universe: Five Key Questions’. The Ogden Centre's 5th Anniversary Celebration Dinner later that evening will include an address by Lord Rees of Ludlow, the President of the Royal Society.
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  • Wednesday, 30 April 2008
    • 14:00 - 14:10 Introduction 10'
      Speaker: Prof. James Stirling
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 14:10 - 14:40 The cosmic dark matter: Where and what is it? 30'
      Speaker: Prof. Carlos Frenk
    • 14:40 - 15:10 The role of neutrinos in the evolution of the Universe 30'
      Speaker: Dr. Silvia Pascoli
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 15:10 - 15:40 The mystery of the dark energy 30'
      Speaker: Shaun Cole
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    • 15:40 - 16:00 break
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Was Einstein right or are there extra space-time dimensions? 30'
      Speaker: Dr. Nigel Glover (IPPP, Durham University)
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    • 16:30 - 17:00 The origins of planets and the environments for life 30'
      Speaker: Prof. Martin Ward
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