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Centre for Particle Theory

The Centre for Particle Theory has won an international reputation for its research. It unites the theoretical particle physics groups in the Physics and Maths Departments.

It aims to foster research into all aspects of theoretical particle physics ranging from phenomenology to string theory and cosmology, and to educate the next generation of theoretical particle physicists with a comprehensive and in-depth lecture programme and PhD supervision in all areas of the subject.
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Strategic Importance and Added Value value

The Centre for Particle Theory is one of the largest particle theory groups within the UK (and larger than many departments in Durham). It covers nearly the whole spectrum of modern particle theory research.

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The CPT provides a critical mass of research excellence, and offers an in-depth training programme for the next generation of PhD students.

How to get to Durham


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By car

Durham is about 30 min. by car south of Newcastle upon Tyne. Find the A1 and leave it at exit Durham.

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By Bus

There are bus connections to Durham or Newcastle from most major cities in England.

By Rail

The Intercity East-Coast line links Durham with London King's Cross and Edinburgh. Most Intercity trains stop in Durham. Otherwise you have to take a local train or taxi from Newcastle Central station. Timetable information is available from National Rail. Here is a link to help you finding your way through the London Underground.

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By Plane

Newcastle Airport has regular flights to and from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Oslo, Paris and Stavanger as well as from London and other UK cities. To get to Durham take either the Metro which takes you to the Central station in Newcastle for about £5.70 then a train for about £6, or take a taxi to Durham which is about £60.

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By Ship

There are ferry connection from Newcastle to Bergen, Esbjerg, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Oslo and Stavanger during summer. The crossing takes about 24hrs. Contact DFDS Scandinavian Seaways. The ferries arrive in Newcastle. There is a bus service to the central station. Trains to Durham run with a frequncy of more than 1 per hour.


Contact Us

Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics.

Durham University

Science Laboratories

South Rd



United Kingdom


0191 374 2349 (Maths)

0191 374 2167 (Physics)