Team Description

Durham University

The University of Durham, founded in 1832, has an excellent worldwide reputation in all areas of natural and social sciences, arts and humanities. The University has 15000 students (of whom 3500 are postgraduates and 1900 international students from over 120 countries) and employs over 3000 staff. Its academic teaching and research programmes are delivered through departments contained within three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences and Health.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Centre for Particle Theory

Durham University’s Centre for Particle Theory (CPT) is one of the largest theoretical particle physics groups in the world, with a very high international profile. Including staff and graduate students it has nearly a hundred members, equally divided between the Mathematics  and Physics  Departments. In addition to the organization of seminars and colloquia, it is responsible for running the MSc in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.