Quota Studentships

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Physics

Abstract

Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

Publications

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Description Ball - workshop invitation
Amount £400 (GBP)
Organisation International Space Science Institute (ISSI) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Switzerland
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2011
 
Description Europlanet travel D Went
Amount £400 (GBP)
Organisation Europlanet 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2007 
End 12/2010
 
Description Laser-Lab Europe
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Laserlab-Europe 
Sector Public
Country Sweden
Start 01/2008 
End 12/2010
 
Description RAS Travel - D Went
Amount £1,130 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Astronomical Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 12/2010
 
Description RAS Travel: J Cutler
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Astronomical Society 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description STEPS
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Description STEPS
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description Ball - Solar Irradiance Reconstructions 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution solar irradiance reconstructions based on SoHO/MDI images from 1996 to 2009
Collaborator Contribution expertise in long-term solar activity modelling and solar magnetic flux emergence
Impact paper by Ball et al as listed in Publications section
Start Year 2008
 
Description CMS Collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data taking and operation of CMS. Data analysis and production of publications.
Collaborator Contribution Data taking and operation of CMS. Data analysis and production of publications.
Impact Development of hardware / software. A large number of publications, and continued funding.
 
Description CMS Upgrade 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design, development and construction of CMS upgrade
Collaborator Contribution Design, development and construction of CMS upgrade
Impact Design, development and construction of CMS upgrade. Continued funding.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Ganga Collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of distributed analysis software
Collaborator Contribution Development of distributed analysis software
Impact Development of software / Scientific publications. Continued funding.
Start Year 2007
 
Description LHCb Collaboration 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment (LHCb)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data taking and operation of LHCb. Data analysis and production of publications.
Collaborator Contribution Data taking and operation of LHCb. Data analysis and production of publications.
Impact Development of hardware / software. Large number of scientific publications. Continued funding.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Lund Spectroscopy 
Organisation Lund University
Department Lund Observatory
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint spectroscopic research
Collaborator Contribution Joint research and resulting publication
Impact Paper by Pickering et al. reported under Publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Lund University, Sweden : measurement of atomic level lifetimes, and new oscillator strengths of atomic spectral lines of importance in analysis of astrophysical spectra, such as stellar spectra. 
Organisation Lund University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution visit to Lund University (Sweden) to the Laboratory Astrophysics Group, for collaboration on measurement of atomic level lifetimes, and new oscillator strengths of atomic spectral lines of importance in analysis of astrophysical spectra, such as stellar spectra.
Collaborator Contribution visit to Lund University (Sweden) to the Laboratory Astrophysics Group, for collaboration on measurement of atomic level lifetimes, and new oscillator strengths of atomic spectral lines of importance in analysis of astrophysical spectra, such as stellar spectra.
Impact visit to Lund University (Sweden) to the Laboratory Astrophysics Group, for collaboration on measurement of atomic level lifetimes, and new oscillator strengths of atomic spectral lines of importance in analysis of astrophysical spectra, such as stellar spectra.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Mastercode 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Inclusion of additional experimental constraints / interpretation in various SUSY models.
Collaborator Contribution Inclusion of additional experimental constraints / interpretation in various SUSY models.
Impact Scientific publications. Continued funding.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Patel/Clements - HERUS consortium 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Compilation (in progress) of optical and near-IR spectra of 52 low-redshift ULIRG (ultra-luminous IR galaxies)
Impact submitted VLT proposal for near-IR spectra (note that collaboration is very new, main outcomes and contributions expected in 2011 and 2012)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Saclay collaboration : Strickland-Constable 
Organisation Saclay Nuclear Research Centre
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise on structure of generalised geometry, and specifically generalised connections and torsion
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on aspects of generalised geometry with Prof. Ruben Minasian and Prof. Mariana Grana. In particular developing the characterisation of heterotic backgrounds.
Impact Development of geometrical framework underlying supergravity and string theory.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturn: D Went 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution joint research
Collaborator Contribution Joint research
Impact Paper in J Geophys Res
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spider CMB Telescope: C Clark 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Department Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading the development of the analysis package
Collaborator Contribution Access to detector development through Jet Propulsion Labs
Impact A number of publications, Spider is a balloon-borne telescope scheduled to fly from Antarctica in December 2011.
 
Description Spider CMB Telescope: C Clark 
Organisation Princeton University
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading the development of the analysis package
Collaborator Contribution Access to detector development through Jet Propulsion Labs
Impact A number of publications, Spider is a balloon-borne telescope scheduled to fly from Antarctica in December 2011.
 
Description T2K Collaboration 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data taking and operation of T2K. Data analysis and production of publications.
Collaborator Contribution Data taking and operation of T2K. Data analysis and production of publications.
Impact Development of hardware / software. Scientific publications. Continued funding.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Texas A&M: E. Sezgin 
Organisation Texas A&M University
Department George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Professor E. Sezgin, Dept. of Physics, Texas A&M University.
Collaborator Contribution Joint research visits to Imperial by Professor Sezgin and to Texas A&M by Mr. Pugh and Professor Stelle
Impact JHEP article JHEP 1102:115,2011
Start Year 2008
 
Description ZEPLIN-III 
Organisation ZEPLIN-III
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and operation of detector. Data analysis, and publication of results.
Collaborator Contribution Design and operation of detector. Data analysis, and publication of results.
Impact Development of hardware / software. Scientific publications.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Ball - SET for Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions between parlamentarians and young scientists in the field of engineering, biological and biomedical science and physical sciences

not measured; the aim of SET for Britain was improving awareness
of the work and its importance for MPs in Parliament
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Holmes: Girl Guides 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many girls who previously said they disliked science found a new love for it. Many didn't
realise they were doing science and throughally enjoyed themselves and started looking on it in a
different light.

Girls said they were more likely to take science at school now and that they have started
enjoying it more as they found aspects really interesting in our sessions. The sessions sparked many
questions and a new passion in some girls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description Holmes: IC School Tours 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 20 students got a tour of Imperial and got to ask questions to get a fuller understanding of life as
a physics student and what it entails

students considered Imperial as a viable option for university
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Holmes: Undergraduate talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spoke to 50 final year physics undergraduate students about life as a research students which
lead to many questions about research.

Students had a deeper understanding of what a PhD entails and some started considering it as an
option who didn't before.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Interaction with the media. VIP visits / interaction with MPs. I 
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 Interactions with the media related to breaking stories in HEP. Interactions with MPs/ VIPs on visits to CERN and at UK events.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011
 
Description Masterclass presentations / discussion groups and talks at schools. I 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 150 School children & teachers attended lectures and took part in discussion sessions.

Online lectures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011
 
Description NSLC Contemporary Science Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact NSLC Contemporary Science Conference, Workshop Organizer, 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Outreach in schools in London 
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 Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Outreach in schools in London. Schools activities at Imperial College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description Royal Society Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Part of Higgs display team

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, Exhibitor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, Exhibitor, 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description SET for Britan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact presentation of work to peers and MPs

networking and poster
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science Chair, UK Space Design Competition 
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 Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Science Chair, UK Space Design Competition, 2010-Pres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Stargazing Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Stargazing Live, Exhibitor, 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Stelle: Varanasi public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 80 persons attended a public lecture by Professor K. Stelle at BHU University, Varanasi, India, with discussion afterwards

Expected applications from Indian students to Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces MSc course at Imperial College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Super-K Sonic Booooum! Art Installations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NA

Art Installations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Tarbutt - IOP public lecture, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mixed audience of school pupils, teachers and physics researchers learnt about our work on measuring the shape of the electron.

Lively discussion session after the talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Technical Advisor, International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2010. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Technical Advisor, International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description girls through Girl Guiding activities 
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 Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact girls through Girl Guiding activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013