Into the light


Welcome to Te Ao Mārama – the Centre for Fundamental Inquiry at the University of Auckland.

We are interested in questions that promise to transcend disciplinary boundaries: what is the origin of life? Is our own universe part of a much larger multiverse? What types of planets circle other stars in our galaxy?

 These questions are characterised by being very easy to ask but remarkably hard to answer. Our goal is to inspire researchers to tackle these topics and foster collaboration between them, transcending disciplinary boundaries.

 The centre launches at the University of Auckland on October 31, and we will be fostering collaboration between researchers at Auckland, elsewhere in New Zealand and internationally, running workshops, seminars and meetings. Get in touch if you want to get involved.


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Molecular Characteristics of Microbes

Hugo Galaxy

Molecules to universes