STFC Hartree Centre receives Royal seal of approval
01 Jun 2017



HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has officially opened the new Hartree Centre building at Sci-Tech Daresbury.

HRH the Duke of York, with Alison Kennedy, Director, Hartree Centre, at the official opening of the Hartree Centre Building

​​​​​​​​HRH the Duke of York with Hartree Centre Director, Alison Kennedy, at the official opening of the new Hartree Centre Building

Credit: IBM Research

​His Royal Highness, who is patron of  Sci-Tech Daresbury, visited the world-leading campus yesterday and met with staff from  the STFC Hartree Centre, IBM, the University of Liverpool's Virtual Engineering Centre and STFC's Scientific Computing Department, all of whom will be housed in the new building.

The Hartree Centre is transforming UK industry through high performance computing, big data and cognitive technologies. It is part of the Science ansd Technology Facilities Council.

​John Downes, group managing director of Langtree and chairman of the Sci-Tech Daresbury joint venture company, said: "The Hartree Centre is at the heart of our ambition, helping to facilitate collaboration to maximise the impact of our research base to enable business innovation and ultimately societal transformation."

"IBM greatly values the close partnership and collaboration with the teams at Sci-Tech Daresbury and the Government's Science and Technology Facilities Council," said Bill Kelleher, Chief Executive of IBM UK & Ireland. "The opening of this centre, where IBM research staff will work alongside researchers from other organisations to develop tools for companies to use as part of a push towards technological leadership, is evidence of the quality of work that has already come out of this partnership."

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Contact: O'Sullivan, Marion (STFC,RAL,SC)