Two buildings to be named after Professors Iversen and Leggett
Professors Iversen and Leggett are giving their names respectively to the first and second buildings on Plot 16 at The Oxford Science Park (TOSP). Both are former Fellows of Magdalen College Oxford which is the majority owner of TOSP. The two scientists will be honoured at a naming ceremony in which building contractor John Sisk & Son will present TOSP with a time capsule to commemorate the event.
Professor Iversen is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oxford and her research interests included brain neurotransmitters and pharmacological treatments of brain diseases. She is the first woman to have a building on The Oxford Science Park named after her. Professor Leggett is a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for research on superfluidity.
Rory Maw, CEO of The Oxford Science Park, said, ‘With the naming of The Iversen and Leggett Buildings, we are delighted to continue our tradition of honouring eminent Magdalen College Fellows and their scientific contributions. These leading researchers will doubtless inspire the growing science and technology companies that will occupy the facilities. The two new buildings are part of TOSP’s accelerated growth strategy following the creation of the joint venture with GIC last year, providing high quality and much needed space for the thriving Oxford innovation ecosystem.