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£85 million gift from the Dolby family will transform science at Cambridge
Architect's impression of the Ray Dolby Centre
The University has received an £85 million gift from the estate of Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories and its world-renowned Dolby Noise Reduction, Dolby Surround and successor audio signal processing technologies. The Dolby family gift is the largest philanthropic donation ever made to UK science and will support the Cavendish Laboratory, the world-leading centre for physics research where Ray Dolby received his PhD in 1961.

"The Ray Dolby Centre will complete the development of the new Cavendish Laboratory. In addition to serving as a home for physics research at Cambridge, it will be a top-class facility for the nation," said Professor Andy Parker, Head of the Cavendish Laboratory.
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