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Winton’s Harding donates £20 million for Cambridge physics research


David Harding, the well-known founder and chairman of managed futures giant Winton Capital Management, is donating £20 million to the University of Cambridge’s department of physics, the Cavendish Laboratory.

The donation will be used to set up and fund The Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, which will apply physics to meet the growing demand on natural resources. Harding’s gift is the largest donation to the laboratory since its creation in 1874.

The new programme is expected to be launched and fully established in 2011. It will explore science that can generate new technologies and new industries, which