Welcome to the Space Research Centre
It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague Professor George Fraser, Director of the Space Research Centre, has passed away.
George was an innovative and talented experimental physicist who was involved in many different research projects in areas ranging from X-ray astronomy to medical imaging and archaeology. His contributions to the Department’s research, teaching and knowledge exchange programmes will be greatly missed.
The University's official announcement and further information can be found here.
The Space Research Centre (SRC) is part of the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy and is housed in the Michael Atiyah building, opened in two phases, in 1998 and 2003. The first phase of the building is entirely occupied by SRC office space, laboratories and workshops. The second phase houses the SRC's large cleanroom and two further laboratories, and is shared with the University's Mathematical Modelling Centre. The SRC's programme has two main foci: the Space Science and Instrumentation (SSI) Group and the Earth Observation Science (EOS) Group. SSI develops novel sensors and optics for high energy astrophysics, planetary landers and orbiters and interdisciplinary research in the Life Sciences and Medicine. EOS studies the sea and land surfaces of the Earth and investigates the atmosphere from space platforms.