Appleby Lecture Theatre

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.
    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Prof. James Stirling
    • 2:10 PM 2:40 PM
      The cosmic dark matter: Where and what is it? 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Carlos Frenk
    • 2:40 PM 3:10 PM
      The role of neutrinos in the evolution of the Universe 30m
      Speaker: Dr Silvia Pascoli
    • 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
      The mystery of the dark energy 30m
      Speaker: Shaun Cole
    • 3:40 PM 4:00 PM
      break 20m
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Was Einstein right or are there extra space-time dimensions? 30m
      Speaker: Dr Nigel Glover (IPPP, Durham University)
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      The origins of planets and the environments for life 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Martin Ward