This is where you can find out more about the fundamental topics that we at CTC are studying. Don't worry - you don't have to have a PhD in Theoretical Physics to understand the material!

We'll be covering the origin of the Universe in the Hot Big Bang, the evolution and formation of galaxies and other large scale structures, the origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation, and the idea of cosmic inflation, as well as the extreme Universe where the basic fabric of spacetime itself is shaken in black holes and higher dimensional theories.

Features

Discover how we believe the Universe came into existence during the Big Bang and the standard cosmology which covers the chronology of the Universe.

Find out more about galaxy formation and the mysterious dark matter which makes up part of the mass of the Universe.

The Universe expanded during its first few moments by a factor of 10^{26}, find out more about this cosmic inflation and the cosmological defects which may have accompanied it.

This section includes information on string theory and what we believe to be the best hope for a 'Theory of Everything' - M-Theory.

Stephen Hawking's enormous contribution to physics includes a great deal of work on black holes, find out more about what they are, how we know they exist and what they can tell us about the Universe in which we live.

Useful links

Cambridge University Public Engagement

The University of Cambridge's Public Engagement team run a variety of outreach events, including the Festival of Ideas and Open Cambridge.

The Cambridge Science Festival, an annual event taking place for two weeks in March, features a variety of Cambridge scientists speaking in free lectures.

The Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP)

The Millennium Mathematics Project develops exciting online educational resources for maths students of all ages.

Undergraduate Study at Cambridge

Interested in undergraduate studying at Cambridge? Why not look at the University's admissions page to find out how you can learn more.