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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Archer M (2013) Magnetospheric "magic" frequencies as magnetopause surface eigenmodes in Geophysical Research Letters

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Archer M (2014) The role of pressure gradients in driving sunward magnetosheath flows and magnetopause motion in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Bertone G (2012) Global fits of the cMSSM including the first LHC and XENON100 data in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

 
Description CASE Conversion: M Pudney
Amount £16,815 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 02/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description Deutsche Studienstiftung
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation German National Academic Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start  
 
Description Deutsche Studienstiftung Travel Grant
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation German National Academic Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 07/2011 
End 07/2011
 
Description IOP travel grant
Amount £250 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Physics (IOP) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Santander Mobility Award 2012
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2013
 
Description Science in Society Small Award for "DJ Physics"
Amount £4,600 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Institution of Great Britain 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 06/2012
 
Description Science requirements, magnetic cleanliness, and calibration for spacecraft
Amount £14,250 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start  
 
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 Fermi collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Fermi Large Area Telescope
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing key expertise for a Bayesian analysis of dark matter signals from the galactic center
Collaborator Contribution Data access to gamma ray space telescope Fermi
Impact New code for the statistical analysis of dark matter, paper in preparation.
Start Year 2009
 
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 Hyde - HerMES / SCAT 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation of simulated scan maps of Herschel fields, using the Spire Photometric Simulator. This will help to calibrate the real maps.
Impact Ashley Hyde has been an official member of the HerMES team since the beginning of 2011 only; so there are no publications to report yet.
Start Year 2011
 
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 Science requirements, magnetic cleanliness, and calibration for spacecraft 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The outer layers of the solar atmosphere give off a continuous but highly variable stream known as the solar wind. Beyond sorne tens of solar radii this wind is essentially a fully ionised, collision-free plasma that carries with it the solar magnetic field. The wind's interaction with the bodies it meets (planets, comets, etc-) depends on the properties of those bodies, their atmospheres and magnetospheres. ln anticipation of lmperial's hardware arriving at a comet aboard the Rosetta mission flown by the European Space Agency, this project will use historical data from previous cometary encounters and more generally from the solar wind to study both the gross morphology and kinetic instabilities that mediate such interactions. The project will begin with a review of previous cometary encounters, including GIOTT0's fly-by of Comet Halley and the ISEE3/lCE fly-by of Comet Giacobini-Zinner. focussing on the kinetie instabilities and turbulence in the regions where cometary rnaterial is ionised and "picked up" by the solar wind. This will be contrasted with interactions at smaller, unmagnetised planets (e.9., Venus). The project will move on to develop the tools and technical expertise relevant to the RPC suite of instruments on Rosetta. These will be applied to both the Rosetta fly'bys of the Earth and those of asteroid Lutetia Uuly 2010) on its way to rendezvous with Comet 67PlCh uryumov-Gerasimen ko in 2014.
Collaborator Contribution The outer layers of the solar atmosphere give off a continuous but highly variable stream known as the solar wind. Beyond sorne tens of solar radii this wind is essentially a fully ionised, collision-free plasma that carries with it the solar magnetic field. The wind's interaction with the bodies it meets (planets, comets, etc-) depends on the properties of those bodies, their atmospheres and magnetospheres. ln anticipation of lmperial's hardware arriving at a comet aboard the Rosetta mission flown by the European Space Agency, this project will use historical data from previous cometary encounters and more generally from the solar wind to study both the gross morphology and kinetic instabilities that mediate such interactions. The project will begin with a review of previous cometary encounters, including GIOTT0's fly-by of Comet Halley and the ISEE3/lCE fly-by of Comet Giacobini-Zinner. focussing on the kinetie instabilities and turbulence in the regions where cometary rnaterial is ionised and "picked up" by the solar wind. This will be contrasted with interactions at smaller, unmagnetised planets (e.9., Venus). The project will move on to develop the tools and technical expertise relevant to the RPC suite of instruments on Rosetta. These will be applied to both the Rosetta fly'bys of the Earth and those of asteroid Lutetia Uuly 2010) on its way to rendezvous with Comet 67PlCh uryumov-Gerasimen ko in 2014.
Impact Ongoing Collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
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 Appearances on Sky News & CNN International 
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 Appearances on Sky News & CNN International (topics including Mars 500 "practise" manned mission, Neil Armstrong's death, NASA Curiosity results, Asteroids & meteors)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Aurora Explorer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Aurora Explorer" Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011 website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description HeadSqueeze 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact HeadSqueeze YouTube video on Comets along with live tweeting Q&A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Hyde - Big Bang Fair London / Herschel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 100s of school children visited the Herschel Stand with posters / displays / video

none measured, but large interest generated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here 
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 I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here March 2013 Space Zone
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interaction with the media. VIP visits / interaction with MPs. II 
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.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Masterclass presentations / discussion groups and talks at schools. II 
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 2011,2012,2013
 
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 exhibition 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact numerous conversations with general public, school teachers and school pupils

nothing particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://royalsociety.org/summer-science/
 
Description School Visit: Archer 
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 Visit to Sydenham School

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Science requirements, magnetic cleanliness, and calibration for spacecraft 
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 Outreach talk at a school astronomy club
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
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 UCL School Event: Archer 
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 UCL Schools Event

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010