The Virgo consortium for cosmological supercomputer simulations

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The last twenty years have seen the emergence of a standard model for the geometry and material content of our Universe, as well as for the origin and evolution of all structure within it. According to this Lambda-CDM model, we live in a universe with a flat geometry where at least two thirds of all mass-energy is now in the form of a dark energy field which is causing the universe to expand at an ever increasing rate. About a quarter is dark matter, most probably a new weakly interacting elementary particle yet to be detected directly on Earth. Only about 5% is ordinary, or baryonic, matter of which only about a tenth is in stars today and the rest resides mostly in intergalactic gas. Structure was seeded by quantum fluctuations imprinted in the mass density of the universe at the very earliest instants of the Big Bang. These produced weak sound waves in the near-uniform primordial plasma that left observable imprints on the heat left over from the Big Bang, emitted when the universe was only 400,000 years old. These tiny ripples, mapped by imaging the cosmic microwave background radiation, eventually grew into the full richness of structure we see around us today. It is this transformation from a near-uniform primordial soup to a cosmic web of galaxies, clusters and larger structures that is the focus of this application. Gravity, mostly due to dark matter, amplifies the tiny primordial ripples, causing lumps of dark matter and gas to stop expanding with the universe and collapse to form today's cosmic structures. This process is complex, but it can be calculated using computer simulations. For a given a set of assumptions regarding the generation of inhomogeneities in the early universe, the identity of the dark matter, and the values of the cosmological parameters, simulations can now follow the formation history of cosmic structure, tracking the evolution of dark matter, gas and stars, in considerable detail. This application seeks computing resources for the Virgo consortium, a UK-led international collaboration engaged in supercomputer simulations of the formation of structure and generally recognized as the world leader in the subject. Over the past 25 years, the Virgo consortium and precursor collaborations have played a central role in defining the modern approach to physical cosmology and establishing Lambda-CDM as the standard model. Our programme can be divided into four broad, interrelated themes, each of which represents a 'Grand Challenge' in computational astrophysics. The themes are: (1) the dark matter universe; (2) the gaseous universe; (3) the first stars and galaxies; (4) the universe on gigaparsec scales. Our programme thus targets the first and fifth of the nine key science questions in the STFC roadmap: 'What is the universe made of and how does it evolve?', 'How do galaxies, stars and planets form and evolve?'' Our simulation programme has two specific aims. The first is to establish the physical processes that underlie the formation of cosmic structure and explore the LambdaCDM cosmological model in as yet untested regimes. The second goal is to provide a bridge between theory and observations. Simulations are the best, often the only, means to extract and test observable predictions from cosmological and astrophysical theory. Thus, our programme is closely integrated with observational initiatives in the UK and across Europe and seeks to maximize the return from the huge investments being made in space- and ground-based facilities such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, Spitzer, PLANCK, Herschel, Gemini, VLT, and ALMA.

Organisations

Publications

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Calore F (2016) The Fermi GeV excess: challenges for the dark matter interpretation in Journal of Physics: Conference Series

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Calore F (2015) Simulated Milky Way analogues: implications for dark matter indirect searches in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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Campbell D (2015) A new methodology to test galaxy formation models using the dependence of clustering on stellar mass in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Camps P (2016) Far-infrared and dust properties of present-day galaxies in the EAGLE simulations in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Casey C (2009) A search for neutral carbon towards two z = 4.05 submillimetre galaxies, GN???20 and GN???20.2 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Casteels K (2014) Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): refining the local galaxy merger rate using morphological information in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cautun M (2017) The tangential velocity excess of the Milky Way satellites in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Cautun M (2014) Milky Way mass constraints from the Galactic satellite gap in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description We collaborated with international research institutes to compare different simulations of Milky Way like galaxies. The project demonstrated the overwhelming importance of understanding the impact of supernovae and black holes on the formation history of galaxies like our own.
Exploitation Route We can now understand how to make a realistic universe within our supercomputers and compare the observed galaxy population to the cold dark matter cosmological model. We can use this to interpret observational data from the latest generation of telescopes and satellite observatories.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL http://virgo.dur.ac.uk/index.php?subject=projects
 
Description The findings have been used to interpret observational data and understand the formation of galaxies and mankind's place in the universe. We increase our understanding of the sequence of events that has led to the formation of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately intelligent life. The work supported by this grant was used in applications to the Royal Society's Summer Science exhibition. This is a public exhibition which showcases the cutting edge of UK research. On the strength of our research, the ICC was awarded places at this event in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2013. The event is attended by the general public, including post-16 school students, and also a range of policy makers (e.g. in 2010 by David Willetts, at the time the Minister of State for Universities and Science ). The materials developed for these events have been used all over the world and have reached a huge audience. The impact of this effort is hard to measure and is likely to not be fully realised for some time to come, but we hope that it is encouraging people to think about studying science. On the technical side, the ICC research and that of the Virgo Consortium has been described as the "Formula One of Computing" (Stephen Emmott, Head of Microsoft's Computational Science Research). As such, the demands of our calculations put extreme pressure on computing hardware and software and offers suppliers with a testbed of their products. We have worked with Sun and IBM in the past, and have recently established an Intel Parallel Computing Centre at Durham which is helping with the development of a new cosmology code, called SWIFT, which exploits a general purpose library for implementing task-based parallelism called QuickShed. This collaboration with Intel gives us early access to their technologies and enables us to inform them about how well their chips perform on our problems.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description CosmoComp Pan-European Training in Computational Cosmology
Amount £3,465,385 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2009 
End 10/2013
 
Description Fellowship Numerical modelling of cosmic structure
Amount £416,671 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Fellowship Simulating structure formation of the Milky Way
Amount £98,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Laceygal
Amount £688,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2015
 
Description Marie Curie Host Fellowships 2006-2010
Amount £663,500 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies 2002-2010
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description The de Laszlo Foundation Award
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation The De Laszlo Archive Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Visiting Fellowships at Durham 2008-2011
Amount £73,282 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2008 
End 03/2011
 
Description Euclid 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.
Collaborator Contribution Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2010
 
Description GAMA: Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GAMA is a major redshift and multi-wavelength survey started in 2008 and for which we are still actively collecting data using 2dF and AAOmega on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. GAMA is governed by formal and informal agreements.
Collaborator Contribution Publication of 40 GAMA refereed papers
Impact Publication of 40 GAMA refereed papers
Start Year 2009
 
Description HST Legacy Extragalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) 
Organisation University of Massachusetts
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am part of a large HST Legacy Extragalactic UV Survey (LEGUS). The collaboration started in 2013, and it is still active. The first paper from the collaboration was recently accepted (Calzetti et al., 2014 AJ in press). As part of the collaboration, I am contributing to the data analysis and modeling.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration has also a rich outreach programme: one highlight is the realization of 3D models with different textures to help visually impaired students to learn about galaxies.
Impact See webpage https://legus.stsci.edu/
Start Year 2013
 
Description Herschel ATLAS consortium 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research projects analysing data from Herschel-ATLAS survey, to investigate dependence of galaxy far-IR luminosities and star formation rates on environment in low-redshift universe.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions by other partners: planning and data reduction for Herschel-ATLAS survey.
Impact 1 paper published by us so far: Guo et al 2011, MNRAS 412, 2277 "Which haloes host Herschel-ATLAS galaxies in the local Universe?"
Start Year 2008
 
Description Herschel ATLAS consortium 
Organisation University of Canterbury
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research projects analysing data from Herschel-ATLAS survey, to investigate dependence of galaxy far-IR luminosities and star formation rates on environment in low-redshift universe.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions by other partners: planning and data reduction for Herschel-ATLAS survey.
Impact 1 paper published by us so far: Guo et al 2011, MNRAS 412, 2277 "Which haloes host Herschel-ATLAS galaxies in the local Universe?"
Start Year 2008
 
Description Lunar radar collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Collaborator Contribution Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Impact Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation Los Alamos National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation Planetary Science Institute - Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Hawaii
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Hawaii
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatories of China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Ohio State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Seoul National University
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The SCUBA2 Cosmology Legacy Survey (S2CLS) is a collaboration of ~100 scientists across the three partner countries who run the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT): Canada, the UK and the Netherlands (with a few individuals based in other countries). The survey will exploit the immense increase in mapping speed, fidelity and sensitivity of the new SCUBA2 submillimeter camera on the JCMT.
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact outcomes in last year: published 1 paper: The SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey: blank-field number counts of 450-?-selected galaxies and their contribution to the cosmic infrared background Geach, J. E.; et al MNRAS 432, 53
 
Description The Ordered Universe 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution AHRC funding: network grant
Collaborator Contribution Each team member, from whatever discipline, contributes to editions, translations, analyses and presentations. In so doing, we are pioneering new ways of working across and between our disciplines. Trusting one another, and learning to learn from the past have presented creative demands. We have challenged academic and public preconceptions regarding the value of past science as 'irrelevant'. Funding for the project has been provided by Durham University's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, and the Mahfouz Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research, Pembroke College, Oxford
Impact Bringing together a unique configuration of natural scientists, social scientists and arts and humanities scholars, the project integrates the conceptual tools of modern science with the textual methods of the humanities to explore the richness of Grosseteste's thought. Our translations, many for the first time, and which incorporate the groundbreaking concept of translation into mathematics, enable wider access to this wonderful mind, compelling us to make new assessments of his perceptive and inventive imagination.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Los Alamos National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Ames Exploration Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Planetary Science Institute - Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation University of Washington
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Astronomy Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Before the beginning, after the end, Hay on Wye Philosophy Festival, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2011 The Hay (Philosophy) Festival, Hay on Wye Before the beginning, after the end

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description All from nothing, Newcastle 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 2013 Royal Grammar School, Newcastle All from nothing

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Antwerpen (Belgium), talk Tom Theuns: "The dark Universe" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact 20/12/2011 Antwerpen (Belgium) Urania (local observatory), invited talk: "The dark Universe", 120 attendees (est)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Antwerpen (Belgium), talk Tom Theuns: "The Formation of the Milky Way" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact 13/12/2011 Antwerpen (Belgium) Urania (local observatory), invited talk: "The Formation of the Milky Way", 120 attendees (est)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC news Look North, 18 Sept 2012, interview 
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 Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC news online, Interview on dark matter 
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 Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC news online Sept 2011, Interview on dark matter

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC newsnight, Nigel Metcalfe, report PANSTARRS comet 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tue 12 Mar 2013
22:30
BBC Two

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC radio 4 March 2011, In our time 
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 Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In our time (Melvyn Bragg)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC radio 4, Sept 2011, Material World 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact --
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BBC4 radio March 2011 
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 Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Everything and Nothing

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Blankenberge (Belgium), talk Tom Theuns "The origin of the Milky Way" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Vlaamse Vereniging voor Sterrekunde, 150 attendees (est)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cordoba University TV, Dialogue with Diego Lambas 
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 Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact TV dialogue with Diego Lambas

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cosmic history, public lecture 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2012 The Guy Fawkes Phys. Lect., St. Peter School, York Cosmic history

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cosmic history: everything from nothing, Portsmouth 2011 
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 2011 Portsmouth Univ. Public Lect. Series

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cosmology in our backyard (plenary), UK/Germany 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 UK-German Nat. Astr. Meeting, Manchester

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cosmology in our backyard, Nottingham 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2011 Dark matter in clusters, gals; Nottingham

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Dark Matter, Bradford 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 2012 Bradford Astro Soc

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Dark matter annihilation radn. in gal. clusters, Germany 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 MPA-IFT Spring Workshop on LSS Gamma-ray

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Dark matter, Odgen@10 celebrations and fundraising 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 2012 Ogden@10: five questions in Phys, Durham Dark matter

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Dark matters, Stockholm 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 2012 13th Marcel Grossman meeting, Stockholm

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Dark matters, Tromso 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2013 Norwegian Astronomical Society, Tromso

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Durham Lumiere 
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 Light and sound video projected onto Durham Cathedral as the centre piece of Durham Lumiere 2015. The installation was seen by 200,000 people covering all ages and all backgrounds, truly the general public. The installation was intended to be an artistic experience illustrating mankind place in the Cosmos and the ways in which our understanding of the Universe has developed. The piece was a stunning success, and one of the most outstanding pieces of the major exhibition, the UK's largest light festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lumiere-festival.com/durham-2015/programme/
 
Description Everything from nothing, Newcastle 2011 
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 2011 Newcastle Astr. Soc and IoP

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Everything from nothing: how our universe was made, Cambridge 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2011 Cambridge University Scientific Society

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description French TV, June 2012, Dark Matter and dark energy 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact --
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Future prospects, IAU Symp 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 IAU Symp 295 "Iintriguing life of massive gals." Future prospects

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description German public radio, 2011 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Gravity's role in the universe - 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 Interview with Prof Richard Bower for BBC's current series "Wonders of the Universe"

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description In search of the dark, Astrofest London 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2012 European Astrofest 2012, London In search of the dark

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview Richard Bower Galaxy Formation 
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 Richard Bower for Astronomy now magazine,

Astronomy Now magazine is the UK's longest standing astronomy magazine, providing a monthly source of information for amateur and professional astronomers alike.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Interview with Richard Bower Will space travel become reality? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Richard Bower for WIRED magazine

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description La Voz del Interior, Argentina, radio interview 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Life in Cluster of Galaxies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audience was greater than 1000

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Looking back and seeing forward, Cafayate, Argentina, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Galaxies in the dark, Cafayate, Argentina

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description New developments in large scale structure, Stockholm 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 13th Marcel Grossman Meeting, Stockholm

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Satellites of the MW & the nature of dark matter, Sta Barbara 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 First light & faintest dwarfs, Sta Barbara

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Searching for dark matter, Newcastle 2012 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2012 Newcastle Science Festival

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Servus TV Austria/Germany, Geb 2012, Hubble 
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 Hubble mission - universum - Dark Matter

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sky at Night BBC2, Nov 2012, the stuff of the Universe 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The stuff of the universe

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Status of dark matter simulations, Chicago, 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 Identification of dark matter 2012, Chicago

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Super-Computers and Galaxy Formation 
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 with Richard Bower for silicon.com

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Talk 'Our Universe' by Carlos Frenk at The 59 club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to The 59 club of independent schools, Newcastle

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk 'The Origin of Cosmic Structure' by Carlos Frenk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening talk at The Centre for Life, Newcastle, showing Exhibitions, events, theatre shows for all ages and the biggest planetarium in the North.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Talk 'The great cosmic gamble' by Carlos Frenk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The great cosmic gamble: galaxies from nothing was attended by over 100 people

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Talk Carlos Frenk at New Generation Science meeting, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk Framwellate Comprehensive by Shaun Cole 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Series of class presentations and talks as part of Science week at Framwellgate Comprehensive school

Increased interest in Science and Astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Talk to public by Shaun Cole, Tom Theuns and Vince Eke at the Kielder Observatory 
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 to the public about Astronomy, attendance on average 50

Generate public understanding of Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description The Big Bang for beginners, Huddersfield 2011 
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 2011 Huddersfield Astr. Soc.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The Big Bang, Durham 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2013 Equipping Religious Leaders in Age of Sci, Durham The Big Bang

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Guardian Science Weekly, Sept 2011 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast on dark matter

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The Milky Way & the nature of the dark matter, Canada 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 Candian Inst for Advanced Res AGM

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The formation of cosmic structure, Pasco WA, 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2012 Dark Matter Silver Jubilee Symp., Pasco, WA

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The standard model of cosmology, Cordoba, Argentina, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact High perf. comput. in astr., Cordoba, Argentina

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Where it all began: the Big Bang, York 2012 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2012 York Festival of Ideas (opening lecture)

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Where will dark matter first be seen? Stockholm 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 2011 Clusters of gals as cosmic labs, Stockholm

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Why dark matters?, Bradford 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2011 The British Science Festival, Bradford Why dark matters?

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011