Gravitational Waves PROJECT COORDINATION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

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Title "Infinite LIGO dreams" 
Description Artwork by Penelope Rose Crowley, commissioned by Cardiff Gravitational Physics group. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact N/A 
 
Description NB This entry is a portfolio covering a large number of related awards - the relevant information can thus be found entered in more depth against each of those
Exploitation Route NB This entry is a portfolio covering a large number of related awards - the relevant information can thus be found entered in more depth against each of those
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Other

 
Description Transfer of oxide bonding technology to Gooch and Housego through a KTP award (Glasgow) Collaborative development of gravity gradiometers for the oil industry with Micro-G (Glasgow) and Gravitech (Strathclyde) Spin off of vibration control work into control of stem cell differentiation (Glasgow/UWS/Strathclyde) Development of real-time sinusoid tracking algorithms for industrial spin-out, with support from EPSRC and STFC (Sheffield). NB This entry is a portfolio covering a large number of related awards - for the complete look at the relevant information in more depth please see the individual awards
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Gravitational wave research leading to appointment of chief scientific advisor to the scottish government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Post taken up 9 months ago and impacts in the above areas are at an early stage.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/science/OCSA/AboutCSAS2
 
Description Gravitational waves in education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact It has enhanced school teacher CPD leading to more rounded education for school children. Too early to give any quantitative numbers.
URL http://youtu.be/YVjRPTprluQ
 
Description JH - Chair of Higher Education and Industry Advisor Panel to Education Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chair of Higher Education and Industry Advisor Panel to Education Scotland - discuss and implement best methods of education
 
Description JH - Chair of IoP (Scotland) Education Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chair of IoP (Scotland) Education Committee. Discusses the best method of teaching physics, discusses what to fund in terms of outreach activities and teaching the general public.
 
Description JH - Chair of Partnership Grants Panel, Royal Society of London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of Advisory Board to Particle Physics sub-group, University of Oxford
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of Advisory Committee for the Glasgow Science Centre
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Discussions on what exhibits should be used and how best to teach science to the general public.
 
Description JH - Member of Audit and Risk Committee of the Institute of Physics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of IoP Education Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Membership of the IOP education committee. Discussess best methods of teaching physics to people of all ages. Discusses courses to provide.
 
Description JH - Member of Professional Development Advisory Group for the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of STFC Computing Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Policy work with RS Education committee JHough 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Provided advice on the relevance of experimental work in schools which could then be implemented into the education system
 
Description SF - Chair of STFC Computing Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SF - Member of STFC Computing Strategic Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/about-us/how-we-are-governed/advisory-boards-panels-committees/computing-advis...
 
Description SR CSA UK Champion for Quantum Technologies 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Chair, Scottish Government Science Leadership Network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Chair, Scottish Science Centre CEO network 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Ex-officio Member, Scottish Science Advisory Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Member, Science Advisory Network, National Museum of Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (1) Stanford-Scotland Photonics innovation collaboration
Amount £63,692 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G042446/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 07/2012
 
Description (2) Stanford-Scotland Photonics innovation collaboration
Amount £30,358 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G042446/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2012
 
Description ABell SU2P staff exchange
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation SU2P 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description ASPERA Common Call
Amount £45,631 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/L000342/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Advanced LIGO Operations Grant
Amount £901,107 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/I006285/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2015
 
Description Atomic modelling of amorphous materials for advanced gravitational wave detectors
Amount £31,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 07/2012
 
Description Authentication and Authorisation For Research and Collaboration (AARC2)
Amount € 2,999,892 (EUR)
Funding ID 730941 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2019
 
Description Automated Image Quality Assurance for Ophthalmoscopes
Amount £16,721 (GBP)
Funding ID S3C-007-July-2013 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 01/2014
 
Description BBarr SU2P staff exchange
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation SU2P 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description Clydespace
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Clyde Space 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship "Underexplored properties of hydroxide catalysis bonds "
Amount £476,204 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program
Amount £219,763 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2008 
End 07/2011
 
Description ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists
Amount £21,840 (GBP)
Funding ID 295153 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 03/2012 
End 02/2016
 
Description EPSRC Nanokicking
Amount £3,094 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N013905/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description ET Design Study
Amount £207,954 (GBP)
Funding ID EU - ECC211743 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2008 
End 07/2011
 
Description ET R&D
Amount £38,030 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/L000806/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Equipment for advanced optical coatings and materials research, characterisation and development for gravitational wave detectors and beyond
Amount £78,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/S002294/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description GHammond Newton fund India
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R001928/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description Global Young Academy - SHild
Amount £6,628 (GBP)
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
Department Global Young Astronaut Program (GYAP)
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network
Amount £230,127 (GBP)
Funding ID EC (606176) 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2018
 
Description Gravitational Waves Partnership
Amount £160,565 (GBP)
Organisation Max Planck Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Germany
Start 01/2006 
End 12/2011
 
Description HWard LPf 2017
Amount £81,926 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R00188X/1 
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description HWard ROYSOC Korsakova
Amount £114,432 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description HWard laser interferometry 2017
Amount £205,748 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 06/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description HWard optical bench 2017
Amount £126,203 (GBP)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description IHeng Newton China
Amount £224,989 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R002770/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description IMartin Research Fellowship Enhancement Scheme
Amount £90,992 (GBP)
Funding ID RGF\EA\180261 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Indo-UK collaboration
Amount £7,580 (GBP)
Funding ID None 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 03/2013
 
Description International Joint Project Award scheme
Amount £7,570 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2011
 
Description Investigations in Gravitational Radiation
Amount £1,303,610 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N005430/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description JISC Grant
Amount £109,730 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 02/2011
 
Description JSteinlechner RSE Cormack Bequest Small Astronomy Outreach Grant
Amount £240 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description JSteinlechner, Pier Seed Projects 2017
Amount € 43,444 (EUR)
Organisation University of Hamburg 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Kaiam
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Kaiam 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description MVVeggel KHaughian PGMurray IOP Scotland Outreach grant
Amount £2,477 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Physics in Scotland 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description MVVeggel KHaughian PGMurray STFC Outreach grant
Amount £6,300 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Mapping gravitational waves from collisions of black holes
Amount € 1,998,009 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2020
 
Description MvanVeggel Research Fellowship Enhancement Scheme
Amount £89,996 (GBP)
Funding ID RGF\EA\180094 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2022
 
Description Post-doctoral Fellowship
Amount £217,979 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description Proposal for UK Involvement in the Operation of Advanced LIGO
Amount £829,829 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N000064/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description QINETIQ
Amount £32,500 (GBP)
Organisation Qinetiq 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description RCUK Fellowship
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E500366/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2006 
End 09/2012
 
Description RCUK Science Bridges
Amount £30,358 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2012
 
Description RCUK Science Bridges
Amount £62,698 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 04/2011
 
Description RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship
Amount £247,315 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description Research Merit Award
Amount £101,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2010 
End 07/2015
 
Description Royal Society Industry Fellowship / Society of Chemical Industry studentship
Amount £159,000 (GBP)
Funding ID P46ICHA/02 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Royal Society Research Grant
Amount £73,556 (GBP)
Funding ID RG120367 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description Royal Society SHild
Amount £11,820 (GBP)
Funding ID IE160125 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2018
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £442,304 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2016
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £803,198 (GBP)
Funding ID 516002.K5869/R OG 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 09/2014
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £803,198 (GBP)
Funding ID 516002.K5869/R OG 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 09/2014
 
Description Royal Society of London equipment grant
Amount £149,100 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2015
 
Description Royal society fellowship extension
Amount £328,195 (GBP)
Funding ID UF150694 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description SFC GHammond
Amount £68,972 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 240807458 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description SHild ET meeting 2017
Amount £11,275 (GBP)
Organisation Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 09/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description STFC Advanced Fellowship
Amount £548,111 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/H008438/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2015
 
Description STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £243,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 4040005193 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2018
 
Description SUPA Studentship
Amount £14,500 (GBP)
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2008 
End 03/2012
 
Description Sagnac Speedmeter: Interferometry beyond the Standard Quantum Limit using a Velocity Sensitive Sagnac Interferometer
Amount £1,166,049 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2017
 
Description Schlumberger
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation Schlumberger Limited 
Department Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Science and Technology Funding Council - Investigations in Gravitational Radiation
Amount £4,360,741 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N005422/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Science in Society Fellowship
Amount £92,380 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2012
 
Description TSB CCS
Amount £1,298,802 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 06/2016
 
Description Towards a new view of the Universe
Amount £101,000 (GBP)
Funding ID WM100016 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2010 
End 07/2015
 
Description University of Glasgow Leadership Fellowship
Amount £124,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 30601180 
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2017
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are being applied to detection of other signal types. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Bayesian detection confidence and parameter estimation techniques are of key importance to the extraction of astrophysical science from gravitational wave signals, and thus core to our research. Starting from an initial application in the detection 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are being applied to detection of other signal types. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Bayesian detection confidence and parameter estimation techniques are of key importance to the extraction of astrophysical science from gravitational wave signals, and thus core to our research. Starting from an initial application in the detection 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are being applied to detection of other signal types. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Bayesian detection confidence and parameter estimation techniques are of key importance to the extraction of astrophysical science from gravitational wave signals, and thus core to our research. Starting from an initial application in the detection 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are applicable in other fields of endeavour. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One application (commercially sensitive and under a non-disclosure agreement), involves applying methods developed during STFC funded gravitational wave data analysis to signal extraction and parameter fitting in infra-red optical sensing. We are curren 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are applicable in other fields of endeavour. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One application (commercially sensitive and under a non-disclosure agreement), involves applying methods developed during STFC funded gravitational wave data analysis to signal extraction and parameter fitting in infra-red optical sensing. We are curren 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are applicable in other fields of endeavour. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One application (commercially sensitive and under a non-disclosure agreement), involves applying methods developed during STFC funded gravitational wave data analysis to signal extraction and parameter fitting in infra-red optical sensing. We are curren 
 
Title Control of a velocity-sensitive audio-band quantum non-demolition interferometer 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Upper limit to the transverse to longitudinal motion coupling of a waveguide mirror 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Enabling computational infrastructure for analysing data from Advanced LIGO.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis on the computational infrastructure provided by us.
Impact Research papers on the analysis of data from LIGO detectors.
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK) involves transfer of the multiple stage / monolithic silica suspension technology developed for the GEO 600 detector to the LIGO detectors based in the U.S. Along with transfer of enhanced interferometric techniques this will create Advanced LIGO (aLIGO). We have provided all the main suspension systems for the three Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. In particular we developed and then provided the ultra-low-dissipation, fused silica suspension technology that enables Advanced LIGO to have excellent sensitivity at low frequencies, plus all the associated production and characterisation equipment necessary to manufacture, install and maintain the suspensions. We provide continuing support for the assembly, characterisation, commissioning and operation of the suspensions and related detector technology.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the ALUK enabled the associated project to be completed. Intellectual input, and design, procurement and manufacturing effort was shared among the partners. A memorandum of understanding signed by LIGO provides for access to gravitational wave data from aLIGO. The aims of the ALUK collaboration are to design and build detector components, and to assist with their installation and commissioning, and with the operation of the resulting aLIGO detectors. Collaborators provided design input to many subsystems of the project, expertise in procurement and manufacturing of precision electronic and mechanical components, and also project management.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Department Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Tokyo University of Science
Department Institute for Cosmic Rays Research
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of Sannio
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Russian ET Consortium
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Warsaw
Department Polish ET Consortium
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description GEO600 
Organisation GEO collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided fused silica suspensions for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. We have also contributed to almost every other area of detector development, construction, installation and operation, and also to analysis of the resulting data. Examples include contributions to: detector topology and layout; interferometer sensing and control; digital control sub-systems; radio-frequency electro-optic modulation equipment; efficient photo-detection; seismic isolation; seismic monitoring; feed-forward seismic sensing and control; detector supervisory control infrastructure; detector calibration systems; low-level data collection and processing algorithms and systems; laser stabilisation and monitoring; environmental monitoring; data searches for continuous signals (pulsars) and data searches for burst signals (black hole formation).
Collaborator Contribution The GEO600 team collaborates with the GW groups in the USA (LIGO), in France/Italy (Virgo) and in Japan (TAMA300). As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, GEO600 has performed several long-term data runs together with the other gravitational wave detectors, in the search for the first observations. Financial support for the GEO project has been supplied by the State of Lower Saxony, the Max Planck Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Personnel costs are supplied by the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz University Hannover, running costs by the Max Planck Society Membership of the GEO is core to our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, training for our graduate students and PDRAs, and is the first destination for many of our technology developments. Membership of GEO was a step towards membership of the LSC (q.v.). Collaborators operate the GEO 600 detector to produce data. They archive this and enable us to access it for analysis and carry out joint analysis with us. Collaborators host our equipment at the detector, which we built jointly with them. Through exchange visits and regular meetings there is exchange of ideas on all aspects of gravitational wave detector design.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Boostec
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Laser Center Hannover eV
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Pisa
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Beijing Normal University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Changchun University
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Hubei University of Education
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Shandong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Sun Yat-Sen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Tongji University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description Investigations in Gravitational Radiation 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute for Gravitational Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration allowed the development at Strathclyde of ultra-low noise Electroststic Drivers, and their subsequent construction and testing, for the Advanced LIGO project.
Collaborator Contribution Assistance with making contacts with the US side of the LIGO project, specifically with collaborators at MIT and Caltech.
Impact Eight ultra-low noise Elecrostatic Drivers have been delivered to the IGR.
Start Year 2008
 
Description LSC 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LSC carries out the science of the LIGO Observatories, located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana as well as that of the GEO600 detector in Hannover, Germany. Our collaboration is organized around three general areas of research: analysis of LIGO and GEO data searching for gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, detector operations and characterization, and development of future large scale gravitational wave detectors. As evidenced by our outputs that emerge from this collaboration, we contribute strongly to these three areas. In particular we develop low-noise suspension technology and design new optical techniques for the detectors. We also contribute strongly to data analysis particularly in the searches for pulsars and "ringing down" of newly formed black holes. One of our most significant contributions in the area of data analysis has been in the application of Bayesian techniques to parameter estimation in gravitational wave searches.
Collaborator Contribution The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC works toward this goal through research on, and development of techniques for, gravitational wave detection; and the development, commissioning and exploitation of gravitational wave detectors. Membership of the LSC fundamentally enables our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, and training for our graduate students, and is the primary locus for application of our technology developments. As the World-leading collaboration in the field membership of the LSC is vital to our ongoing research. Collaborators operate the four LSC detectors to produce gravitational wave data. With us they archive this and enable us to access it for analysis. The collaboration carries out joint analysis of the data from all four instruments. Collaborators host our equipment at the detectors, and also at test facilities at which we undertake joint technology developments, supplementing those we carry out in Glasgow. Collaborators provide training in the operation of detectors, and detector subsystems. Within the technical working groups set up by the collaboration, there is exchange of ideas on advanced interferometer techniques and topologies, on data analysis, on laser sources, on optics, including optical coatings and thermal noise, and on suspension technology.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) - MPitkin 
Organisation Australian Research Council
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The partnership funded a two week visit to the OzGrav institutions in Melbourne, Australia, for Dr Matthew Pitkin. During the visit he presented seminars at each institution, participated in and chaired workshop sessions, and developed collaborative projects in gravitational-wave astronomy.
Collaborator Contribution The partner contributed funds for travel and accommodation via the OzGrav International Visitor Funding Program.
Impact The main outcome is the development of software (bibly https://lscsoft.docs.ligo.org/bilby/index.html) and an associated paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.02042) that will become the main package for source parameter estimation for gravitational-wave signals within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Royal Society International Partnership with Russia: "Improving low-frequency sensitivity of future Gravitational Wave Observatories" 
Organisation Moscow State University
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University in Glasgow provides experimental expertise in interferometry as well as access to the 10m prototype interferometer as well as to the materials characterisation and loss measurement facilities.
Collaborator Contribution The team at Moscow State University provides theoretical expertise in the analysis of quantum limited systems, as well as experimental facilities for mechanical loss measurements complementary to the ones available in Glasgow.
Impact E. Knyazev et al.: "Speedmeter scheme for gravitational-wave detectors based on EPR quantum entanglement," Physics Letters A, 10.1016/j.physleta.2017.10.009, 2017 S. L. Danilishin et al.,: "A new type of quantum speed meter interferometer: measuring speed to search for intermediate mass black holes" Light: Science & Applications (2018) 7, doi: 10.1038/s41377-018-0004-2 L. G. Prokhorov et. al,: "Upper limits on the mechanical loss of silicate bonds in a silicon tuning fork oscillator" Physics Letters A, 10.1016/j.physleta.2017.07.007 A joint application to the EU Quantum Technology flagship call (proposal currently under evaluation).
Start Year 2016
 
Description Royal Society International Partnership with Russia: "Improving low-frequency sensitivity of future Gravitational Wave Observatories" 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University in Glasgow provides experimental expertise in interferometry as well as access to the 10m prototype interferometer as well as to the materials characterisation and loss measurement facilities.
Collaborator Contribution The team at Moscow State University provides theoretical expertise in the analysis of quantum limited systems, as well as experimental facilities for mechanical loss measurements complementary to the ones available in Glasgow.
Impact E. Knyazev et al.: "Speedmeter scheme for gravitational-wave detectors based on EPR quantum entanglement," Physics Letters A, 10.1016/j.physleta.2017.10.009, 2017 S. L. Danilishin et al.,: "A new type of quantum speed meter interferometer: measuring speed to search for intermediate mass black holes" Light: Science & Applications (2018) 7, doi: 10.1038/s41377-018-0004-2 L. G. Prokhorov et. al,: "Upper limits on the mechanical loss of silicate bonds in a silicon tuning fork oscillator" Physics Letters A, 10.1016/j.physleta.2017.07.007 A joint application to the EU Quantum Technology flagship call (proposal currently under evaluation).
Start Year 2016
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
Country India 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description SUPA 
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed research outcomes, such as hyrdroxy-catalysis bonding. Another major area of contribution has been through lecture courses and workshops arranged through the SUPA Graduate School, and by arranging seminars by prestigious international visitors, and broadcasting them to all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Adopting a coherent approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives and funding opportunities, SUPA™ pools and enhances Scotland's strongest physics research areas and will develop as a world leader in physics, creating the largest group of physics researchers in the UK. It is also intended as a single "front door" for potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators. Major research themes being pursued are physics and life sciences, energy, astronomy, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear and plasma physics, particle physics and photonics. The alliance brings together internationally leading physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Enhanced links with the Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, have provided access to equipment and expertise, and continue to provide opportunities for extending research horizons, e.g. through the application of techniques we have developed for core research to other areas of astronomy.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize Research Merit Award SUPA Studentship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal Rencontres de Moriond Italy Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics Member STFC Science Committee PPAN SUPA Astro theme leader PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad
 
Title MEASUREMENT OF ACCELERATION 
Description An acceleration measuring device is disclosed, for use as a gravimeter or gradiometer for example. The device has a support and a proof mass, connected to each other by at flexures allowing displacement of the proof mass relative to the support. The support defines a space for displacement of the proof mass. The device is configured so that the modulus of the gradient of the force-displacement curve of the proof mass decreases with increasing displacement, for at least part of the force-displacement curve. This is the so-called anti-spring effect. The resonant frequency of oscillation of the proof mass is determined at least in part by the orientation of the device relative to the direction of the force due to gravity. The proof mass is capable of oscillating with a resonant frequency of 10 Hz or less. The proof mass has a mass of less than 1 gram. 
IP Reference WO2016030435 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact This patent was filed in August 2015 and we will work with end users to consider licensing/spin out opportunities. We are currently engaging with a design & manufacturing company to build a field unit, and a micro-nanofabrication company to develop wafer scale processing.
 
Title Mechanical bioreactor 
Description https://patents.google.com/patent/GB201514734D0/en 
IP Reference GB201514734D0 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact Development of stem cell derived osteoblasts (bone building cells) for research, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine (surgical bone graft).
 
Description Room temperature technique for mechanically robust method of jointing silicon carbide 
IP Reference US2007221326A 
Protection Silicon Carbide bonding
Year Protection Granted 2007
Licensed No
Impact Small contract work with US company
 
Title Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes 
Description We have extended the standard technique used to probe the optical cavities of gravitational wave detectors to determine the state of resonance of the ingoing light (and hence sense parameters such as the length) by generalising them. The standard technique involves applying phase modulation sidebands, and we have extended this to include either amplitude or arbitrary phase sidebands. The effect of this is to allow us to probe internal degrees of freedom of multi-cavity systems, and to maximise the separation of signals in the process of reading out coupled degrees of freedom, as is needed for reliable control. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact To reduce the limitation set by counting a finite number of photons in the detection process, gravitational wave detectors are employing ever higher light power, and hence storing more photons in the detector at a given instant. The resulting light beams 
 
Title Development of cryogenic MEMS for gravity mapping 
Description A direct spin-off of the group?s expertise in low loss monolithic suspensions and precision optical sensing has led to the development of a new research theme on cryogenic silicon Micro-Electro-Mechanical Sensors (MEMS). We are developing a novel tri-axial, low frequency (<5Hz) miniaturised MEMS gradiometer able to sense nano-g changes (<10ng in 1s) in the local gravitational field. This is equivalent to a performance ten times better than any current device on the market. Building a device at the target sensitivity will require thermal noise optimisation of the MEMS silicon flexures and the use of geometrical anti-springs to lower the device resonant frequency, the development of a high stability on-chip optical readout, the ability to tune the device to reject common mode non-gravitational accelerations and cryogenic operation to provide long term stability. Instrumentation technologies (inc. vibration, miniaturisation, ruggedness) 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact There is a substantial gap in the market for high sensitivity, low power consumption, miniaturised devices able to sense gravity over a wide operating frequency and suitable for land and air based surveys. The ability to map and image the local gravitatio 
 
Title Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities 
Description The demand for ever higher power in laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors, together with the possible choice of silicon mirror substrates to allow cryogenic operation (silicon is opaque at the normally chosen laser wavelength of 1064 nm), led us to investigate the diffractive optics. In our application a weak diffractive coupler, in 2nd order Littrow configuration, is used to send light in and out of an optical resonator (replacing the usual partly-transmitting mirror, and so avoiding the need for a transmitting mirror substrate). Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact This technology contributes to our future research by providing a route for which a potential new material of choice for cryogenic mirror substrates can be used with existing and well understood laser systems, thus accelerating progress in this area. 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There is a commercial application in the area of Geophysics instrumentation currently under development, (commercially sensitive and covered by a non-disclosure agreement). 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact Within the field of gravitational wave research the fibres produced by the method we developed have been selected for inclusion in the next generation of instruments in Europe and the USA. This represents a major advance and an acceleration of progress i 
 
Title Gravitational Wave Search Software 
Description Software to perform searches for gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes and neutron stars. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This software was used in the detection of gravitational waves. 
URL https://github.com/ligo-cbc/pycbc
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact This technology development has dramatically extended our research by enabling us to develop suspension systems for Advanced LIGO. Hydroxy-catalysis bonding uniquely provides the high strength and thin bonds, hence low mechanical dissipation necessary to 
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There have been several applications of hydroxy-catalysis bonding in areas beyond our core research. Developments in this technology have extended its application to the bonding of silicon carbide (Glasgow patent) with applications for space missions (e 
 
Title Nanokicking' system for biomedical applications 
Description Development of a vibration system suitable for supplying nanoscale vibrations to cell cultures over a frequency range of 1 Hz to 5 kHz. This technology uses precision piezoelectric transducers for supplying the nanoscale motion. Laser interferometry is implemented for calibration. Instrumentation technologies (inc. vibration, miniaturisation, ruggedness) 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact A collaboration between Uni. West of Scotland and Uni. Glasgow has demonstrated using this technology for controlling the differentiation (fate) of adult human stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells, MSCs). This result, which demonstrates the potential to co 
 
Title PSRQPy - MPitkin 
Description A Python package for accessing information from the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) Pulsar Catalogue. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact A paper describing the software was published in the Journal of Open Source Software https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.00538. The paper has, so far, been cited 3 times, showing that the software is enabling new science. 
URL https://psrqpy.readthedocs.io
 
Title Publication and presentation software 
Description The LIGO Scientific Collaboration comprises over 1,000 scientists. We have developed a web-based tool that tracks the publications written and presentations given by the members of the collaboration. The Collaboration performs an internal review of these materials prior to release, and the tool has vastly simplified this process, saving countless hours of researcher time. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The webtool is used regularly by members of the collaboration. It is a significant improvement over a previous, email based, system. The new system as save countless hours of researcher time in circulating and reviewing these publications and presentations. 
URL https://pnp.ligo.org/
 
Title Violin-Mode sensor 
Description Differential picometre-level displacement detector, using a near-infrared illuminating beam and a differential photodiode-based shadow sensor. UV/Visible/IR detectors 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact In terms of displacement sensitivity this technology has improved on that of earlier 'shadow' sensors by a factor of circa 1000. 
 
Title Voting software 
Description A voting tool for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration that makes use of collaboration identity management to restrict access to the appropriate groups. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This software is widely used within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, comprising 1,000 scientists. It is easy to use and well liked. 
URL https://vote.ligo.org/
 
Company Name Gas Sensing Solution Ltd. (RS Industry Fellowship) 
Description http://www.gassensing.co.uk/ 
Year Established 2013 
Impact Design and modelling of optical filter components has shown that improvements on the CO2 sensor technology from GSS can be achieved. The plans for developing the work was submitted to the Royal Society and funded through their Industry Fellowship scheme.
Website http://royalsociety.org/news/2013/Industry-Fellowships-October/
 
Description 2016 Public lecture Institute of Physics London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public outreach talk on gravitational wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016&2017 Performance of chasing the waves, Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chasing the Waves is an STFC-funded musical-theatre production which was developed for the Glasgow Science Festival. Several members of staff were involved, including MHendry, PMurray, and several PhD students (incl D Williams). they participated in panel discussions at the end of each show, for an "ask the scientists" dialogue, answering questions from the audience on issues touched upon during the production, but also general questions about science, and being a scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/chasingthewaves/
 
Description A+ project announcement KStrain SRowan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC interview to discuss the new A+ funding obtained and the science that will be carried out in this project and the potential for the gravitational wave astronomy field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47213202
 
Description Al Jazeera TV coverage on the discovery of gravitational waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live TV interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v9a0DS9u8k
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated Cosmic Cabaret (9th June 2016, the Stand, Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in Cosmic Cabaret (9th June 2016). As part of a performance , UK, organised by musician Stuart Cromarty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated in "Hybrid" by Aniara Omann (31 Jan2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in "Hybrid" a reading and performance event at Celine Gallery, Glasgow, UK, organised by artist Ariana Omann.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Laser harp at SUPA Annual Gathering (May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" outreach project for the International Year of Light 2015, and beyond. The project comprised the construction of a unique interactive Raspberry Pi based laser musical instrument exhibit, built in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art providing cross discipline connectivity and immensely valuable public engagement device that traverses all aspects of STEM/STEAM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Alan Cumming - http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html Laser Harp website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website for laser harp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description American Astrophysical Society Plenary prize talk JHough 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary Prize talk at the American Astronomical Society on the history of gravitational wave detection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Angus Bell - Researchgate blog - 15 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Post on the Researchgte blog discussing the detection of gravitational waves, with content from Angus Bell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/the-field-of-gravitational-wave-astronomy-is-now-real
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school to teach postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk to Glasgow Skeptics society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Up to 100 members of the general public attended the talk. After the talk there was a long time allowed for questions and discussions in which the audience could fully participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Paisley Express newspaper, on Reid, highlighting the discovery of gravitational waves. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Large newspaper article on gravitational wave discovery and the involvement of the University of the West of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/paisley
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland, Newsdrive program, 12th February 2016, "scientific discovery and innovation" discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited interview on BBC Scotland radio station, around 5pm (rush hour commuting target audience)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland
 
Description BBC Reporting Scotland, "Stem cells 'nanokicked' to grow new bone" interview on 3rd April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Joint video interview on BBC Scotland (TV) and broadcast throughout the day on BBC News.

Significant media/public exposure. These results ended up being re-issued in medical magazines throughout the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22035696
 
Description BBC World Service Radio, interview for stem cell research on 5th April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sole interview on BBC World Service (international) on stem cell breakthrough

Articles appeared in medical magazines all around the world as a result of this interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tm51
 
Description BBC World Service programme: The Forum - The Rhythm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC World Service programme for 45 minutes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlyff
 
Description BBC documentary series, Men of Rock (aired Dec 2010 & Jan 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact National TV coverage.

Follow-up work with BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wkc1b
 
Description BBC radio 5 'Five Live' interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed live by Nicky Campbell for 5 minutes about cosmology in general and the BICEP2 experimental results in particular. The interview was on BBC radio 5 'Five Live' at 7:40am. Five Live is a popular nationally broadcast radio show, so a large audience of the general public will have heard the interview.

General publicity for fundamental science, the University of Sheffield, its Department of Physics, and my research. Raising the awareness of the general public of research into gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BSorazu interview by Basque Country newspaper "Berria" 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the Basque Country newspaper "Berria" in relation to the announcement of the BNS signal GW170817.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.berria.eus/paperekoa/2412/010/001/2017-10-17/astrofisikan_aro_berria_ireki_du_neutroi_iza...
 
Description BSorazu interview by website Nobbot.com 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed for the website Nobbot.com which is a Web by Orange (Spain) related to technology, social networks, business and culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nobbot.com/personas/entrevista-borja-sorazu-ondas-gravitacionales/
 
Description Birney, Talk, Stanford (US), "Diamond-Like Carbon for potential use as protective and high emissivity coating for future mirror suspensions", 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Huge interest in capabilities in UWS. Many questions.

Request for additional information to be sent to colleagues working in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) in the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-G1400975
 
Description Birney, talk, Takayama (Japan), GWADW (Gravitational wave advanced detector workshop), "DLC fabrication capabilities at UWS, with potential applications for protective and high emissivity coating", 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Huge interest in capabilities at UWS. Initiated orders from Virgo and KAGRA international projects for fabirating baffle and suspension components for their GW detectors.

Initiated orders from Virgo and KAGRA international projects for fabirating baffle and suspension components for their GW detectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gravity.ircs.titech.ac.jp/GWADW2014/program.htm
 
Description Black Hole Hunter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is an on-line game that is on display at every major/minor outreach activity undertaken by members of the 1000-strong LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

It has been translated to German, French and Spain and attracts of 1000's of unique hits every year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description BlueDot Music Festival - talk on gravitational waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BlueDot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.discoverthebluedot.com
 
Description Borja Sorazu - El Correo - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on detection of gravitational waves in El Correo (general interest newspaper, Spain), including interview with Borja Sorazu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elcorreo.com/bizkaia/sociedad/ciencia/201602/13/esto-revolucionar-ciencia-20160212231207....
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish magazine published biweekly by the local council of Getxo, Basque Country (Getxoberri). The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International newspaper interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish national newspaper (El Correo) in relation with the first detection of gravitational waves and my involvement. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International popular science magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-authored 9 page article, for the anniversary of the first detection of gravitational waves, on the Spanish popular science magazine Investigacion y Ciencia (Spanish version of Scientific American). The article was selected for the magazine's cover page for the month of February 2017. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a more specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International television news report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report/interview by a Basque Country (Spain) national television channel (EITB - Euskal Irrati Telebista) regarding my involvement on the ground breaking first detection of gravitational waves. An international television crew came to Glasgow to interview me, and it was broadcasted more than 3 times on primetime news television in Spain. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Interview on online magazine of the University of the Basque Country 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview by the Communication office of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain) published on their online magazine 'Campusa'. The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a highly-specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Spanish translation of Science Summaries published on the LIGO website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I translated several of the Science Summary documents describing important aspect of the first detection of gravitational waves. These translations were published on the official LIGO detectors website. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - eitb - 29 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Borja Sorazu by Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB, Basque Radio-television).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eitb.eus/es/noticias/internacional/videos/detalle/3871464/un-getxotarra-equipo-descubrio-...
 
Description British Science Festival, Aberdeen, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organisation of public session on "The Extreme universe" on behalf of the British Science Association.

Lecture to x people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Science Festival, public talk, 9th September 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 150 members of the public and media attending a special series of talks "You Heard It Here First". Speakers were invited by the organising committee of the British Science Festival.

Was interviewed by various media organisations as a result of this public presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival/you-heard-it-here-first
 
Description Bryan Barr Hong Kong Press Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Members of the Hong Kong print and news media (newspapers, magazines, etc) visited the University of Glasgow as part of a Hong Kong Press Tour of the UK. During the visit we talked to them about studying in Scotland, discussed the international scope of research and gave tours of our research facilities. The event was in the form of a lab tour with open question and answer opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CKillow public lecture "the new astronomy of gravitational waves" by Dr Joan Centrella, Director, Astrophysics Science Division, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was organised by CKillow as part of a summer school in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge University Scientific Society SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to talk to Cambridge Scientific Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Can you hear black holes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AThis was a Royal Society Summer exhibition. An estimated 4000 people passed through our stand in 3 days.

Exhibits were developed and in particular the online black hole hunger game was developed for the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Careers networking event - Morrisons Academy high school, Crieff, Perthshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented my research areas (gravitational waves, nanokicking/stem cells) and described career opportunities within physics and biomedical engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/macmorrisons/status/971349384926519296
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival (2 events) SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at 2 events at the Cheltenham Science Festival on gravitational waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2018/gravitational-waves
 
Description Comments in the Daily Mail on results from the BICEP2 experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My comments were published in an article in the Daily Mail on Tuesday 18th March 2014.

Members of the public have questioned me about my comments, leading me to believe that they reached a broad general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Comments to the Guardian on results from the BICEP2 experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments I made on the consequences and import of the BICEP2 results were published in the Guardian on Tuesday 18th March - the article started on page 1, and my comments were in a whole page spread on page 8. These comments were also echoed in the Guardian Online; I have supplied a URL below for the Guardian online article from Monday 17th March.

Various members of the public in my area have approached me about these comments, which they have seen, leading me to suspect that the comments reached a broad national audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/17/primordial-gravitational-wave-discovery-physics-bicep
 
Description Comments to the Science media centre on the results from the BICEP2 experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I made comments on the experimental results from the BICEP2 experiment, and these comments appeared on the Science Media Centre web site. The comments were then distributed to a broad general audience through local media.

A very broad audience was reached with these comments through local newspapers - you can see some of the articles by doing a news search for articles including ed daw bicep using, for example, google news. Hundreds of local papers carried my comments because of the Science Media Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-detection-of-gravitational-waves/
 
Description DPascucci Q&A about research and scientific method 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The activity consisted in a meeting/interview with primary schools students (~ 7-8 years old) about the research with a particular focus on LIGO and gravitational waves.
The children showed strong interest and asked very good questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DWilliams 7min of science 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Seven minutes of science is an evening-long event in which early-career researchers give short (7-minute long) talks about their research. There were around 125 members of the public and the university in attendance, many of whom had no science background. Daniel's talk prompted a large number of questions, both within the formal question and answer section, and afterwards, and a number of requests for further information about Gravitational Wave research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://twitter.com/7minutescience?lang=en
 
Description DWilliams Asto society talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow - an amateur astronomy club - about the history of gravitational wave astronomy, and recent developments. There were around 40 people in the audience, with ages ranging from 14 upwards. A number of the audience members were retired scientists (from non astronomy fields), and the discussion at the end of the talk was interesting, and a number of insightful questions were asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description DWilliams I'm a scientist get me out of here 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here is a nationally-run schools engagement program, in which pupils at participating schools are given the chance to have live web chats with researchers about a given field of science (in this case research into gravity), and also to leave questions on a website, which can then be answered over a two-week period. The questions ranged from queries about gravity and astronomy (e.g. "what is a black hole") to questions about what it's like to work as a scientist. The event is intended to provide pupils with an accurate image of who scientists are, as well as allowing them to interact directly with people involved in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://gravityn17.imascientist.org.uk
 
Description DWilliams Infographics for detections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This project involved the production of "infographics" to communicate the important results of the detection of gravitational waves from the first two advanced LIGO observing runs. A total of five graphics resulted, which were each used as a component of the LIGO social media posts for each event, and in the case of GW170817, the graphic was included in the LSC press pack which was distributed to journalists. The reach of the material on Twitter was international - most considerably for GW170817 thanks to its translation into more than 20 languages, and the graphic was included in articles about the event internationally, making the total audience size rather difficult to estimate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://dcc.ligo.org/DocDB/0144/G1701538/003/find_factsheets_and_infographics.html
 
Description DWilliams Meet the black hole hunter 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Black Hole Hunters was a question-and-answer event during Glasgow Science festival, which Daniel was involved with through a Skype connection while he was visiting the LIGO site in Louisiana. He was able to answer questions about the detector, and gave a video tour of the control room.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/glasgowsciencefestival2017/adult/headl...
 
Description DWilliams UoE astro club talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the University of Edinburgh Astronomy club, with the audience consisting of ~50 undergraduate students. The talk prompted a number of interesting questions both about how to become involved in study in the field, and also about relationships between gravitational wave research and particle physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Detailed follow-on Guardian interview on future prospects of the discovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview discussing the details about what can be expected next.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/12/gravitational-waves-what-breakthroughs-can-we-expect...
 
Description Dumfries Astronomical Society talk SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to talk to the Dumfries Astronomical Society about Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://dumfriesastronomy.wordpress.com/
 
Description Dundee Astronomical, Searching for signals from the dark side of the Universe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Standard Astronomical Society type presentation. Very interested audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dundeeastro.com
 
Description Essex Astronomical Society Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves given to the Essex Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Festival of Physics 2018 (ABell, BSorazu, BBarr, ASpencer and others) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Festival of Physics 2018 was an event held at the Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh which was open to the general public and showcased Scottish physics research and technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.festivalofphysics.org/
 
Description Fort Collins Book Festival, Colorado (2 events) SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attend and talk at Fort Collins Book Festival, Colorado (2 events)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.focobookfest.org/speakers/sheila-rowan/
 
Description GEddolls - St Ninian's High School STEM Fair 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact STEM event in a high school aimed at S1 and S2 students. Their parents were also present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description GH - LBC - 11 February 2016 - 17:53:40 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LBC - 11/02/2016 17:53:40
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Dr Giles Hammond of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GSC science lates - 2018 - KHaughian PMurray CMessenger GEddolls ASpencer and others 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening event at Glasgow Science Centre about space based science. We had a stand to display some gravitational wave technolgies and spoke to all the attendees about gravitational wave detection and gravitationa wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/sites/default/files/Whats%20On%20-%20Space%20WEB.pdf
 
Description GSF Making Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the GLasgow Science Festival 2016, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland East - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland East - 11/02/2016 16:02:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland West - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland West - 11/02/2016 16:02:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 15:33:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 15:33:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 19:01:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 19:01:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 22:01:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 22:01:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW150914 - London Press Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A press release of the discovery of gravitational waves on Feb 11, 2016 at London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-hailed-as-breakthrough...
 
Description GilesH BAA summer meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational wave talk at the British Astronomical Association summer meeting 2016 at York. 75 members of the public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Kilwinning Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe / Gravity' to 15 S5/6 Pupils, Kilwinning Academy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Newcastleton Primary School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe' to 20 P6 schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH IOP Seniors group 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at IOP Seniors group, "Longitude and GPS" , 15 members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Lawthorn Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 40 P6 schoolchildren, Lawthorn Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Mayfield Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 30 schoolchildren, Mayfield Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Perth High School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 20 S3 pupils, Perth High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Woodlands Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 50 schoolchildren, Woodlands Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Tweeddale astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational wave astronomy to 30 members of the public at the Tweeddale astronomical society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH York astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at York astronomical society "MEMS Gravity Sensors and Tidal Deformation" to 55 members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH development of halo harp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2016, working with National Museum Scotland/IoP Scotland on development of a halo harp (laser harp) for the new science & technology building. This, and the prototype model has been used at multiple outreach events, following on from the International Year of Light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre "Meet the expert" Day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised and presented exhibit for Glasgow Science Centre "Meet the expert" Day.

Public outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/special-events/meet-the-expert-events.html
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Explorathon 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Static and dynamic exhibits at the 2016 Explorathon at the Glasgow Science Center.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several researchers (incl. PMurray, KHaughian, MvanVeggel, DKeital) and several PhD students (incl. ZTornasi, BPearlstone, GLacaille) manned a gravitational wave stand. Here we described several different areas of gravitational wave research with the aid of our demonstration to the public and answered their questions. We also had lots of giveaways and sticker/quiz cards to help engage the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/previousglasgowsciencefestiv...
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival (GSF 2011). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Set up exhibit and present information on UK's contribution to the international field of gravitational wave science.

Public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
 
Description Graduate fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Several members of staff involved including Bryan Barr. They provided tours and information about our research facilities to prospective PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gravitational Wave Discovery Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A short podcast on the discovery of gravitational waves was made by Cardiff University and distributed via YouTube:
More than 12,000 views as of March 7 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcxt097G4Ps
 
Description Gravitational Waves for children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Night in Hamburg, Germany, and Open Day at DESY, Germany. JS gave a talk (3x) for children at primary school age explaining gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gravity Beyond the Apple 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A hands-on school show describing black holes and gravitational waves was developed and presented to 15 schools in the South Wales area.

A hands-on school show; video interviews of some of the scientists that were used in the show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description IMartin Co-ordination of RSE Science-Startup Masterclasses 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A series of 4 practical, physics-based workshops run twice per year for a group of ~35 high-school pupils. Workshops cover 'How to be an Astrophysicist', 'How to be an Aeroplane Designer', 'How to be a Bridge Builder' and 'How to be a Rocket Scientist'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description IMartin JHough Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I Martin was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin SRowan ZTornasi school work experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with a PhD student in the group. They also had discussions with our academic staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMartin Work experience school student project 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with my PhD student.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOP Festival of Physics PGM KH CK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Festival of Physics is a brand new festival celebrating the wonders of science, the power of curiosity, and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future.CK gave a talk on space based gravitational wave detectors. PGM gave a talk on ground based detectors.KH, PGM and CK manned the stand and discussed gravitational waves with the attendees giving out handouts, answering questions etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.events.iop.org/e/festival-of-physics-00eb9cb4cdbe4650b3193226d3b3a8c5/page.html
 
Description IOP Hertfordshire talk JHough 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves for Institute of Physics Hertfordshire branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOPS talk - JFaller - Physics of Sports 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivering an IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow. The talk was an hour long and was delivered to ~50 attendees. Afterwards, a 45 minute follow up session was arranged with one of the audience who had asked questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Iain Martin - RSE Start-up Science Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised science masterclasses to engage and teach children about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Icarus at the Edge of Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2010 the IGR participated in a science exhibition at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, linked to a performance of "Icarus at the Edge of Time" - an orchestral score, written by Philip Glass, to accompany the film version of the Brian Greene children's story, updating the Icarus myth in which Icarus falls into a black hole. This project was undertaken jointly with Glasgow Science Centre and featured our "Can you hear black holes?" exhibit.

Questionnaire feedback coordinated by Glasgow Science Centre for this event was uniformly positive. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall have expressed their willingness to work with us on similar art-science collaborations in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, by Martin Hendry, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Martin Hendry wrote an invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited co-exhibitor at National Space Conference, SECC, 15-16th July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 200-300 school pupils, conference delegates, media

Initiated meeting with Glasgow City Council regarding increased STEM promotion from UWS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.esero.org.uk/news/the-uk-space-conference-2013-outreacheducation-programme
 
Description Invited seminar/colloquim, University of Glasgow (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on Nanokicking (stem cell) research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk in conjuction with Coats Observatory and UWS, History of Astronomy in Paisley. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event organised between Coats Observatory and the UWS Physics Society. Talk by Reid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk to the Renfrewshire Astronomical Society, Paisley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to the Renfrewshire Astronomical Society, Paisley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk to the Stirling Astronomical Society, Paisley. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact as above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk, North England IOP AGM, Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 people attended.

Engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.iop.org
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Autumn Public Lecture Scottish Engineering Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves, the detection and detectors to the engineering society. There was a long period after the talk to allow for questions and discussions in which the audience participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Colloquium RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A colloqium talk was given on gravitational waves at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Outreach talk Probus Longniddry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves to senior citizens with an interest in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016, Public Lecture, Institute of Physics, Open University, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves to teach people and enthuse them with physics and in particular, gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - AAAS Family Day - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Family Science Days at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Washington, D.C.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - BBC Radio Scotland - 12 February 2016 - 06:13:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 12/02/2016 06:13:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor James Hough of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough & SRowan 2016 IET lecture, Selex Galileo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on gravitational wave detection to the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough - 2016, Stoner Colloquium University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colloquim given on gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016 Colloquium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Warwick. Questions were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016, Colloquium, University of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Exeter on gravitational waves. Questions from the audience were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2017 Crighton Conversation talk, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To give a public outreach talk on gravitational waves and enlighten people on the topic. After the talk there was a supper with the audience that allowed for further discussion and questions to be asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough AAAS Family talk, Washington 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk a AAAS family talk. The aim is to teach and enthuse people of all ages about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough Apr2017 College of Science and Engineering public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture in Edinburgh to the College of Science and Engineering. It was a general audience and included school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/events/20170427-1730/prof-jim-hough-university-glasgow-engineering-cha...
 
Description JHough Feb2017 Crighton conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crighton conversation - Prestigious talk to the general intelligentia of the borders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough June2017 Erlangen after dinner talk Max Planck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited after dinner lecture to the early career staff of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Erlangen). The meeting was at Ringberg Castle and there were 90 minutes of questions after the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Keynote lecture EU accelerator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to the EU consortium on accelerator physics EUCARD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Perth Astronomical Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Perth Astronomical society lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Oct2017 IOP lecture in Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to IOP in Oxford. Roger penrose was in attendance in the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JSteinlechner Painting Planets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact While painting paper plates and Styrofoam spheres, nursery children got some pictures of planets shown and some explanation. They were encouraged to name the planets they made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jeremiah Horrocks winter lecture, UCLan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture on recent gravitational-wave discoveries, parked many questions and interest from audience of general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description K Haughian & P Murray - outreach at WIRED innovation awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set-up a gravitational wave exhibit at the WIRED innovation awards in London and discussed gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and gravitational wave astronomy with attendees at the event. There was a lot of interest and questions asked about the exhibit and topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Café Scientifique Aberdeen City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the Café Scientific Programme of Aberdeen University, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Inverclyde Skywatchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as follow up to earlier engagement, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian & PMurray - Outreach at Royal SOciety of Edinburgh Royal medal award ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibit on gravitational waves was set-up for the Royal medal award ceremony at the RSE.
Princess Anne came to award the medals and thus came to the exhibit. Gravitational waves and gravitational wave detectors were explained and discussed with Princess Anne and other attendees at the ceremony.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian - Space rocks Pint of Science talk 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An evening of talks and activities organised by space scientists working in Scotland.
This was a ticketed general public event and over 80 tickets were sold in advance.
I gave a talk on gravitational waves and got lots of great questions afterwards from members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/space-rocks
 
Description KS - BBC 2 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:32:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland 2016, BBC 2 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:32:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Moray Firth Radio - 11 February 2016 - 18:02:28 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Moray Firth Radio - 11/02/2016 18:02:28
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV Central East - 11 February 2016 - 18:07:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV Central East - 11/02/2016 18:07:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 18:00:56 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV West - 11/02/2016 18:00:56
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 16:11:36 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 16:11:36
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Tay FM - 11 February 2016 - 18:03:07 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tay FM - 11/02/2016 18:03:07
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KStrain ACTA SCIO Troon 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ACTA SCIO Troon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain EISF Gravitational Waves 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EISF Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain GSF Meet the black hole hunters 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GSF Meet the black hole hunters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain Inverclyde Skywatchers 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inverclyde Skywatchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote public lecture for the British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BORS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://borsoc.org.uk/
 
Description LIGO-India announcement and coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report on the discovery and funding of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/earth-space/122854-india-gravitational-waves-cardiff
 
Description LTS (Learning and Teaching Scotland), school teaching material. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online teaching resource for schools.

School education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/highersciences/physics/unitone/gravitation/gravityandmass.asp
 
Description Lectures to amateur astronomical societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IGR staff regularly give invited talks on gravitational wave science to amateur astronomy societies throughout the country, usually at the level of about 4 talks per year. Recent examples include talks given to: Astronomical Society of Glasgow; Renfrewshire Astronomical Society; Stirlingshire Astronomical Society; Aberdeen Astronomical Society; Highlands Astronomical Society; Astronomical Society of Edinburgh; Helensburgh Astronomical Society; Clydesdale Astronomical Society.

www.scottishsolarsystem.org.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description M van Veggel - Member of RS International Exchange Grants Committeee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Grant review. This impacts on the stimulation of international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description MEMS - BBC coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact After publication of 'A measurement of the Earth Tides with a MEMS gravimeter' in the journal, Nature we received significant press coverage. Interview snippets were included on BBC radio 2 news, BBC radio Scotland news, BBC radio 4's inside science, BBC World Service's 'Science in Action'. There were also many newspaper articles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
 
Description MH - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 17:36:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 17:36:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 22:31:55 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland Tonight, STV West - 11/02/2016 22:31:55
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:42:20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:42:20
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:39:44 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:39:44
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHednry June2017 Cosmic Collisions lecture, Sanqhuar Town Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cosmic collisions lecture to 100 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendery Nov2017 IOP public lecture University of Salford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP public lecture at University of Salford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 IOP Lancashire public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Lancashire public lecture, University of Central Lancashire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 St Columba's Kilmalcolm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk to 100 pupils at St Columba's Kilmalcolm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry Apr2018 Public lecture Royal Scottish Society for the Arts, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public lecture to 70 people at Royal Scottish Society for the Arts in Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Aug2017 LIGO Salem Oregon Eclipse Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event in Salem for the eclipse. LIGO stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Science Forum, Royal Society London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Science Forum, Royal Society London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Cultural Collisions Exhibition, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational wave exhibit Cultural Collisions Exhibition, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry GHammond Dec2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at the University of Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Gravity Day, British University of Egypt, Cairo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravity Day, British University of Egypt, Cairo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry June 2017 David Elder Lecture, Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Elder lecture at Glasgow Science Centre to 180 members of the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry June 2017 STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre to 200 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry May2017 North Lanarkshire Schools Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact North Lanarkshire schools visit by S2 science students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 IOP Scotland Festival of Physics Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland Festival of Physics in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 School talk, Bishopbriggs Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Bishopbriggs Academy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct 2017 School talk Balfrom High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Balfron High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Dark Matter Day reception, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dark Matter Day reception in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Einstein goes to Hollywood public talk, Ardrossan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein goes to Holywood talk to ~30 people in Ardrossan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, Inverness Royal Academy, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at Inverness Royal Academy to 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Popular lecture, National Physics Laborartory, Teddington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Popular lecture at National Physical Laboratory in Teddington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Public lecture Eastgate Centre, Peebles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Eastgate Centre in Peebles to 70 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry PMurray Sept2017 Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness programme, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Public lecture at Festival of Ideas, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Festival of Ideas, York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public lecture for Royal Statistical Society, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Royal Statistical Society, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public lecture to Inverclyde SkyWatchers, Greenock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to Inverclyde SkyWatchers, Greenock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public panel discussion, Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public panel discussion, Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Schools talk, CREST Club, St Columba's School Kilmacolm, for RS Partnership Grant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk, CREST Club, St Columba's School Kilmacolm, for RS Partnership Grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 Lecture to Science Museum Trustees, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to 30 Science Museum trustees in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 School talk Sutton Grammar Schoolm London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to 200 pupils at Sutton Grammar School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational waves exhibit at USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC. Estimated 20000 people at event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry- May2018 IOP Scotland Physics Teachers' Stirling meeting keynote talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at IOP Scotland Teachers Stirling meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry-July2017 George Fraser Memorial lecture, Forres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact George Fraser memorial lecture to 100 people given in Forres, Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Marin H Touching SpaceTime 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video project showcasing STFC Gravitational Wave research, May 2013

Displayed at University of Glasgow for 1 week in two public locations; seen by several hundred people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin Science Slam (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First London Science Slam event. Presentation on PhD research, The Proud, Camden

Approx. 40 in audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H 2020 Vision (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to West Kintyre Stargazers, The Putechan Hotel, Campbeltown, Nov 24th2013

Lecture attended by approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H 2020 Vision 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Clydesdale Astronomical Society, Forth, Apr 8th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Amaldi public engagement session 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Co-chair of Session

Organisation of parallel session on public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H An introduction to Stellar Astrophysics 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lectures for Higher Physics and Advanced Higher Physics students at Dollar Academy, May 2nd 2013.

Lectures attended by approx. 30 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Arthur C Clarke awards 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion, on relationship between science and science fiction, at the Royal Society, London, May 2013.

Audience of several hundred at event; live streamed on the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H BBC Brainwaves 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland science magazine series

30-minute radio interview on gravitational wave astrophysics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H BBC Stargazing Live 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public astronomy event at Braehead Shopping Centre, January 2014, at invitation of BBC Scotland and BBC Learning.

Event attended by approx. 250 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H Can You Hear Black Holes? 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation as part of Dundee Science Festival, Nov 9th 2013.

Demonstrations visited by approx. 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exhibition on human versus machine sensing 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Festival Public Engagement Internship, June 2013

Audience of several hundred viewing exhibit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (14) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to West Kintyre Stargazers, The Putechan Hotel, Campbeltown, Apr 7th 2013

Lecture attended by approx. 60 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (15) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture for East Ayrshire Secondary School, S3 - S4 pupils, St Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock, June 4th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 250 S3-S4 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (16) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lectures delivered to secondary schools in Shetland, June 20th-21st 2013.

Lectures delivered to approx. 200 S3-S6 pupils in Anderson High School, Brae High School and Aith Junior High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (17) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture in Shetland Museum, June 22nd 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 people.