Winton boss Harding gives £20m to green energy lab

first_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp HEDGE FUND star David Harding has donated £20m to Cambridge University to create a green energy research centre. Harding, reported to be the City’s highest earner, plans to give the money to his old university’s Cavendish Laboratory to fund investigation into energy-saving materials and energy storage. The university said yesterday the donation is the largest ever received in its 136-year history. The Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability will be launched next year. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, vice chancellor at Cambridge, said: “The University is most grateful to David for this donation, which is truly exceptional both in its generosity and in its vision of translating fundamental discoveries in physics, to meet one of the most pressing needs of our generation.”Harding made his fortune as the co- founder of AHL and Winton Capital Management, and received a dividend payment of £54m last year. The Cavendish has produced a number of Nobel prizewinners, including physicist Ernest Rutherford and Francis Crick and James Watson, who discovered the DNA double helix. Sunday 14 November 2010 11:01 pm Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Winton boss Harding gives £20m to green energy lab Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL last_img

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