The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building.
Stage 1 of the $220 million Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC), the Ernest Rutherford building was opened with fanfare and fireworks, in front of hundreds of invited guests, including Professor Mary Fowler, great-granddaughter of Lord Rutherford, UC’s famous alumnus. Professor Fowler, a geophysicist, has been Master of Darwin College, Cambridge, UK, since October 2012, and was guest of honour.
See below for a gallery of photos. (Check out volcanologist Ben Kennedy’s volcano hat!)