Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology (BCAB)

BCAB logoWelcome to the webpages of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology (BCAB).

The Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology (BCAB) was affiliated to the University of Buckingham in August 2011. The new centre is a continuation of the pioneering programme of research carried out between 2000 and 2010 at the Cardiff University Centre for Astrobiology (CCAB) under the directorship of Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe.

Composite image of a nebula, bacteria and an organic compoundTogether with the late Sir Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe developed ideas that connect astronomy and biology. These two scientists can legitimately be seen as pioneers of the new discipline of astrobiology.

Universities throughout the world are beginning to see astrobiology as a way forward to understand our place in the Universe.

Taking note of the many relevant discoveries that have been made in recent years, the Centre aims to combine the expertise of astronomers, biochemists and microbiologists to generate cutting edge science that will eventually enable us to answer the age-old question: where did we come from?

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