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 launched at The University of Auckland on the 31st of October 2017. We will be fostering collaboration between researchers at The University of Auckland, elsewhere in New Zealand and internationally, running workshops, seminars and meetings. Get in touch if you want to get involved. More about us


 Te Ao Mārama – Centre for Fundamental Inquiry monthly lunchtime Brown Bag seminars in semester 2, 2019

Science Centre, Room 302-690 monthly TAM Tuesdays from 12:00 till 13:00:

30 July

27 August

24 September

22 October

26 November



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October 2017 Launch