Research Centre in Superconductivity: Notice
The Research Centre in Superconductivity was established in March 1988 as an interdepartmental institute for research in high temperature superconductivity, supported mainly by a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), together with other grants from industry and the EU. The specially earmarked funding from the EPSRC will cease on 31 March 1998, after which date Research Council funding will continue through project-oriented grants. The General Board have made provision to sustain the Centre's infrastructure, particularly as regards the Centre's building, following this change in the basis for external support. After considering the report of a Committee set up by the Councils of the Schools of the Physical Sciences and Technology, the General Board have agreed that the Research Centre should not continue as an independent institution, and they have accordingly rescinded the regulations for the Centre (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 615) with effect from 1 April 1998. The Centre's building in West Cambridge will continue to accommodate interdisciplinary research in superconductivity, and will be assigned for administrative purposes to the Department of Physics for an interim period of two years from 1 April 1998. Permanent support posts associated with the Centre will also be transferred to the Department of Physics for the same period. The Centre will continue to function on an informal basis as a focus for interdepartmental research in superconductivity and related subjects throughout the University. It will be managed by a Research Committee which will include all holders of relevant research grants and a number of co-opted members. In addition, a specially constituted Committee of the Council of the School of the Physical Sciences will monitor the development of research in superconductivity and will carry out a further review of the use of the building beyond 1 April 2000.
Cambridge University Reporter 5727, 4th February 1998
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