International Research Centre for Experimental Physics (IRCEP)

 

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School of Maths & Physics

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RESEARCH CENTRES
Centre for Nanostructured Media
Centre for Plasma Physics

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Official Opening in June 2005
Physics at the Interface in June 2005
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RELATED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Atomistic Simulation Centre
Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

 

The concept...

The School of Mathematics and Physics developed the IRCEP concept, in recognition of the need to provide a unified environment for internationally competitive experimental research activities. To provide a stimulating and attractive environment for staff and academic and industrial collaborators with the long term goal of providing the highest quality research, facility and training opportunities to attract, support and enhance high technology industry in Northern Ireland over the next 15 to 20 years.

It took the form of a proposal;

- for a state-of-the-art laboratory able to house and allow full and efficient use of modern physical science equipment,

- a programme of working visits by distinguished scientists to create multidisciplinary international links, and

- a number of postgraduate research studentships to attract top young physicists from overseas.

In 2000 the IRCEP concept won 10M in support for this proposal from the Northern Ireland Support Programme for University Research (50% DFHETE and 50% from Atlantic Philanthropies)

  • 8.3M for new laboratory space
  • 120,000 per annum for three years to support visiting fellows and 10 fully funded postgraduate studentships