The University of Oxford has announced the creation of a new Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, which has been established with the help of a £1.5 million donation from Sir Michael Hintze’s philanthropic organisation, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation.
The Centre will support research into the invisible dark matter and dark energy thought to make up 95% of the Universe.
Speaking of his support for the new Centre, Sir Michael Hintze said:
“I am delighted that we are continuing to support Oxford's world-leading research into the outer reaches of our Universe. Exploration of dark matter and dark energy is at the forefront of current scientific thinking in physics and has the potential to give insights into new fields of endeavour and provide us with the technologies to better understand the origins and fate of our Universe.”