UK Involvement in the Operation of Advanced LIGO

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Through the design and construction project 'Advanced LIGO UK,' the UK has succeeded in making fundamental contributions to the Advanced LIGO (aLIGO) detectors in the US by transfer of technology originally developed for GEO 600. As a direct result, UK groups are in a position to fully exploit the rich science data that will be produced over the coming decade. There is, therefore, a unique opportunity to ensure that UK scientists maintain leadership in gravitational wave science, by providing the support and infrastructure necessary for the UK to maintain full involvement in the operation of the aLIGO detectors and so to remain active partners in the user-community group, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), through which data rights are earned and distributed. Of equal importance is the need to ensure that UK delivered equipment and facilities for the aLIGO detectors are fully exploited to maximise the science output. This is true both in terms of their implementation within aLIGO, and later when it is planned that reconfiguration or upgrading of aLIGO will be undertaken. It is envisaged that the UK equipment which has been designed to meet all long-term project goals, will remain in place even following such upgrades, and continued UK technical support will help to ensure that is the case. The UK membership of the LSC is considerable, and we have been able to leverage data access and science return for a relatively small investment in the total hardware investment (at the few percent level). Further we are in a position to maintain involvement at the highest level for very modest additional investment, as set out in detail in this proposal.

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Description This work is in progress, outcomes are reported up to the present time.

The Advanced LIGO UK team is engaged in commissioning and initial operation of the Advanced LIGO (aLIGO) detectors in the US. The team has made fundamental contributions to Advanced LIGO (aLIGO) detectors in the US by successfully transferring technology originally developed for GEO600. The work we carried out was an essential element of the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015 and we remain engaged in this new era of observational gravitational astronomy.

In parallel the team has specified and operated high performance computing resources for analysis of Advanced LIGO data in the UK, to ensure that UK groups are in a position to fully exploit the rich science data that will be produced over the coming decade. This creates a unique opportunity to ensure that UK scientists maintain leadership in gravitational wave science. The computing facilities provided have been essential to the collaboration with respect to analysis and modelling of observational data
Exploitation Route The work is expected to lead to the availability of gravitational wave data to UK scientists. Initially the data will be available to members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and later there will be public release of the data.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.ligo.org
 
Description Our research programme has led to the successful operation of the Advanced LIGO detectors, and consequent discovery of gravitational waves. This opens the new field of gravitational astronomy. The immediate beneficiaries include the UK astronomy community - extending far beyond just the applicant groups, who will gain access to LIGO data at the time when the first gravitational wave signals have been detected. The results have already radically altered our understanding of black holes of between a few and 100 solar masses and the physics of neutron star systems. In the longer term the research will radically alter our understanding of the Universe, including information on the nature of neutron stars and black holes, and through opportunities for precision cosmology. This will benefit the widest astronomy/astrophysics community, internationally. As cosmology and astrophysics are always forefront areas for public outreach, there will be considerable impact resulting from the discovery of gravitational waves and the burgeoning science that will inevitably result. The World's reaction to our first announcement was one of the largest media events in science. To have a major focus for this new science in the UK should help revitalise public interest at a time when economic pressures could potentially fight against the growth of science in our community. There is no doubt that a discovery of gravitational waves would galvanise public interest at all levels from school pupils up. An improved understanding of cosmology and compact-object astrophysics, of the most impressive and even violent nature, is bound to catch the public imagination, and produce demand for creative works such as television programmes. The project brought direct benefit to several areas of UK industry by pushing manufacturing techniques to reach higher standards of quality and precision required for our work. Examples include: optics, precision mechanics and electronics. In some cases these companies have subsequently been able to market the resulting technology, nationally and internationally.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship "Underexplored properties of hydroxide catalysis bonds "
Amount £476,204 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description GHammond Newton fund India
Amount £304,759 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R001928/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description Indo-UK collaboration
Amount £7,580 (GBP)
Funding ID None 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 03/2013
 
Description SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 240807458 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £243,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 4040005193 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2018
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are being applied to detection of other signal types. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Bayesian detection confidence and parameter estimation techniques are of key importance to the extraction of astrophysical science from gravitational wave signals, and thus core to our research. Starting from an initial application in the detection 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are applicable in other fields of endeavour. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One application (commercially sensitive and under a non-disclosure agreement), involves applying methods developed during STFC funded gravitational wave data analysis to signal extraction and parameter fitting in infra-red optical sensing. We are curren 
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK) involves transfer of the multiple stage / monolithic silica suspension technology developed for the GEO 600 detector to the LIGO detectors based in the U.S. Along with transfer of enhanced interferometric techniques this will create Advanced LIGO (aLIGO). We have provided all the main suspension systems for the three Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. In particular we developed and then provided the ultra-low-dissipation, fused silica suspension technology that enables Advanced LIGO to have excellent sensitivity at low frequencies, plus all the associated production and characterisation equipment necessary to manufacture, install and maintain the suspensions. We provide continuing support for the assembly, characterisation, commissioning and operation of the suspensions and related detector technology.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the ALUK enabled the associated project to be completed. Intellectual input, and design, procurement and manufacturing effort was shared among the partners. A memorandum of understanding signed by LIGO provides for access to gravitational wave data from aLIGO. The aims of the ALUK collaboration are to design and build detector components, and to assist with their installation and commissioning, and with the operation of the resulting aLIGO detectors. Collaborators provided design input to many subsystems of the project, expertise in procurement and manufacturing of precision electronic and mechanical components, and also project management.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Department Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Tokyo University of Science
Department Institute for Cosmic Rays Research
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of Sannio
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Russian ET Consortium
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Warsaw
Department Polish ET Consortium
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description GEO600 
Organisation GEO collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided fused silica suspensions for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. We have also contributed to almost every other area of detector development, construction, installation and operation, and also to analysis of the resulting data. Examples include contributions to: detector topology and layout; interferometer sensing and control; digital control sub-systems; radio-frequency electro-optic modulation equipment; efficient photo-detection; seismic isolation; seismic monitoring; feed-forward seismic sensing and control; detector supervisory control infrastructure; detector calibration systems; low-level data collection and processing algorithms and systems; laser stabilisation and monitoring; environmental monitoring; data searches for continuous signals (pulsars) and data searches for burst signals (black hole formation).
Collaborator Contribution The GEO600 team collaborates with the GW groups in the USA (LIGO), in France/Italy (Virgo) and in Japan (TAMA300). As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, GEO600 has performed several long-term data runs together with the other gravitational wave detectors, in the search for the first observations. Financial support for the GEO project has been supplied by the State of Lower Saxony, the Max Planck Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Personnel costs are supplied by the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz University Hannover, running costs by the Max Planck Society Membership of the GEO is core to our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, training for our graduate students and PDRAs, and is the first destination for many of our technology developments. Membership of GEO was a step towards membership of the LSC (q.v.). Collaborators operate the GEO 600 detector to produce data. They archive this and enable us to access it for analysis and carry out joint analysis with us. Collaborators host our equipment at the detector, which we built jointly with them. Through exchange visits and regular meetings there is exchange of ideas on all aspects of gravitational wave detector design.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Boostec
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Laser Center Hannover eV
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Pisa
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description LSC 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LSC carries out the science of the LIGO Observatories, located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana as well as that of the GEO600 detector in Hannover, Germany. Our collaboration is organized around three general areas of research: analysis of LIGO and GEO data searching for gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, detector operations and characterization, and development of future large scale gravitational wave detectors. As evidenced by our outputs that emerge from this collaboration, we contribute strongly to these three areas. In particular we develop low-noise suspension technology and design new optical techniques for the detectors. We also contribute strongly to data analysis particularly in the searches for pulsars and "ringing down" of newly formed black holes. One of our most significant contributions in the area of data analysis has been in the application of Bayesian techniques to parameter estimation in gravitational wave searches.
Collaborator Contribution The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC works toward this goal through research on, and development of techniques for, gravitational wave detection; and the development, commissioning and exploitation of gravitational wave detectors. Membership of the LSC fundamentally enables our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, and training for our graduate students, and is the primary locus for application of our technology developments. As the World-leading collaboration in the field membership of the LSC is vital to our ongoing research. Collaborators operate the four LSC detectors to produce gravitational wave data. With us they archive this and enable us to access it for analysis. The collaboration carries out joint analysis of the data from all four instruments. Collaborators host our equipment at the detectors, and also at test facilities at which we undertake joint technology developments, supplementing those we carry out in Glasgow. Collaborators provide training in the operation of detectors, and detector subsystems. Within the technical working groups set up by the collaboration, there is exchange of ideas on advanced interferometer techniques and topologies, on data analysis, on laser sources, on optics, including optical coatings and thermal noise, and on suspension technology.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description SUPA 
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed research outcomes, such as hyrdroxy-catalysis bonding. Another major area of contribution has been through lecture courses and workshops arranged through the SUPA Graduate School, and by arranging seminars by prestigious international visitors, and broadcasting them to all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Adopting a coherent approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives and funding opportunities, SUPA™ pools and enhances Scotland's strongest physics research areas and will develop as a world leader in physics, creating the largest group of physics researchers in the UK. It is also intended as a single "front door" for potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators. Major research themes being pursued are physics and life sciences, energy, astronomy, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear and plasma physics, particle physics and photonics. The alliance brings together internationally leading physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Enhanced links with the Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, have provided access to equipment and expertise, and continue to provide opportunities for extending research horizons, e.g. through the application of techniques we have developed for core research to other areas of astronomy.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize Research Merit Award SUPA Studentship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal Rencontres de Moriond Italy Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics Member STFC Science Committee PPAN SUPA Astro theme leader PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad
 
Description Room temperature technique for mechanically robust method of jointing silicon carbide 
IP Reference US2007221326A 
Protection Silicon Carbide bonding
Year Protection Granted 2007
Licensed No
Impact Small contract work with US company
 
Title Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes 
Description We have extended the standard technique used to probe the optical cavities of gravitational wave detectors to determine the state of resonance of the ingoing light (and hence sense parameters such as the length) by generalising them. The standard technique involves applying phase modulation sidebands, and we have extended this to include either amplitude or arbitrary phase sidebands. The effect of this is to allow us to probe internal degrees of freedom of multi-cavity systems, and to maximise the separation of signals in the process of reading out coupled degrees of freedom, as is needed for reliable control. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact To reduce the limitation set by counting a finite number of photons in the detection process, gravitational wave detectors are employing ever higher light power, and hence storing more photons in the detector at a given instant. The resulting light beams 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There is a commercial application in the area of Geophysics instrumentation currently under development, (commercially sensitive and covered by a non-disclosure agreement). 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact Within the field of gravitational wave research the fibres produced by the method we developed have been selected for inclusion in the next generation of instruments in Europe and the USA. This represents a major advance and an acceleration of progress i 
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact This technology development has dramatically extended our research by enabling us to develop suspension systems for Advanced LIGO. Hydroxy-catalysis bonding uniquely provides the high strength and thin bonds, hence low mechanical dissipation necessary to 
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There have been several applications of hydroxy-catalysis bonding in areas beyond our core research. Developments in this technology have extended its application to the bonding of silicon carbide (Glasgow patent) with applications for space missions (e 
 
Description 2016 Public lecture Institute of Physics London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public outreach talk on gravitational wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016&2017 Performance of chasing the waves, Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chasing the Waves is an STFC-funded musical-theatre production which was developed for the Glasgow Science Festival. Several members of staff were involved, including MHendry, PMurray, and several PhD students (incl D Williams). they participated in panel discussions at the end of each show, for an "ask the scientists" dialogue, answering questions from the audience on issues touched upon during the production, but also general questions about science, and being a scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/chasingthewaves/
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated in "Hybrid" by Aniara Omann (31 Jan2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in "Hybrid" a reading and performance event at Celine Gallery, Glasgow, UK, organised by artist Ariana Omann.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Laser harp at SUPA Annual Gathering (May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" outreach project for the International Year of Light 2015, and beyond. The project comprised the construction of a unique interactive Raspberry Pi based laser musical instrument exhibit, built in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art providing cross discipline connectivity and immensely valuable public engagement device that traverses all aspects of STEM/STEAM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Alan Cumming - http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html Laser Harp website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website for laser harp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Angus Bell - Researchgate blog - 15 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Post on the Researchgte blog discussing the detection of gravitational waves, with content from Angus Bell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/the-field-of-gravitational-wave-astronomy-is-now-real
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school to teach postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk to Glasgow Skeptics society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Up to 100 members of the general public attended the talk. After the talk there was a long time allowed for questions and discussions in which the audience could fully participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Appearance on BBC One Countryfile 
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 Filming of a short feature on the famous Schiehallion experiment to "weigh the Earth" carried out by Neville Maskelyne in the 1700s. Filming was carried out on the mountain Schiehallion in the summer of 2010 and featured IGR staff explaining the scientific importance of this experiment and how it was done

BBC Countryfile regularly attracts audience figures of more than 6 million. Feedback on the Schiehallion feature from the BBC production staff was highly positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" 
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 Participation by Prof Sheila Rowan in "In Our Time" panel discussion on gravity, featuring a discussion on gravitational waves and the prospects for their detection

"In our time" is widely recognised as a highly influential programme, helping to shape the views and opinions of policy makers and political leaders. It regularly attracts audience figures in excess of 1.5 million and has been quoted as having "transformed the landscape for serious ideas at peak listening time" [The Times, April 14 2010].
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description BSorazu interview by Basque Country newspaper "Berria" 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the Basque Country newspaper "Berria" in relation to the announcement of the BNS signal GW170817.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.berria.eus/paperekoa/2412/010/001/2017-10-17/astrofisikan_aro_berria_ireki_du_neutroi_iza...
 
Description BSorazu interview by website Nobbot.com 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed for the website Nobbot.com which is a Web by Orange (Spain) related to technology, social networks, business and culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nobbot.com/personas/entrevista-borja-sorazu-ondas-gravitacionales/
 
Description Borja Sorazu - El Correo - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on detection of gravitational waves in El Correo (general interest newspaper, Spain), including interview with Borja Sorazu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elcorreo.com/bizkaia/sociedad/ciencia/201602/13/esto-revolucionar-ciencia-20160212231207....
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish magazine published biweekly by the local council of Getxo, Basque Country (Getxoberri). The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International newspaper interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish national newspaper (El Correo) in relation with the first detection of gravitational waves and my involvement. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International popular science magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-authored 9 page article, for the anniversary of the first detection of gravitational waves, on the Spanish popular science magazine Investigacion y Ciencia (Spanish version of Scientific American). The article was selected for the magazine's cover page for the month of February 2017. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a more specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International television news report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report/interview by a Basque Country (Spain) national television channel (EITB - Euskal Irrati Telebista) regarding my involvement on the ground breaking first detection of gravitational waves. An international television crew came to Glasgow to interview me, and it was broadcasted more than 3 times on primetime news television in Spain. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Interview on online magazine of the University of the Basque Country 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview by the Communication office of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain) published on their online magazine 'Campusa'. The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a highly-specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Spanish translation of Science Summaries published on the LIGO website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I translated several of the Science Summary documents describing important aspect of the first detection of gravitational waves. These translations were published on the official LIGO detectors website. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - eitb - 29 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Borja Sorazu by Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB, Basque Radio-television).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eitb.eus/es/noticias/internacional/videos/detalle/3871464/un-getxotarra-equipo-descubrio-...
 
Description British Science Festival, Aberdeen, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organisation of public session on "The Extreme universe" on behalf of the British Science Association.

Lecture to x people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Bryan Barr Hong Kong Press Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Members of the Hong Kong print and news media (newspapers, magazines, etc) visited the University of Glasgow as part of a Hong Kong Press Tour of the UK. During the visit we talked to them about studying in Scotland, discussed the international scope of research and gave tours of our research facilities. The event was in the form of a lab tour with open question and answer opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CKillow public lecture "the new astronomy of gravitational waves" by Dr Joan Centrella, Director, Astrophysics Science Division, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was organised by CKillow as part of a summer school in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DPascucci Q&A about research and scientific method 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The activity consisted in a meeting/interview with primary schools students (~ 7-8 years old) about the research with a particular focus on LIGO and gravitational waves.
The children showed strong interest and asked very good questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DWilliams 7min of science 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Seven minutes of science is an evening-long event in which early-career researchers give short (7-minute long) talks about their research. There were around 125 members of the public and the university in attendance, many of whom had no science background. Daniel's talk prompted a large number of questions, both within the formal question and answer section, and afterwards, and a number of requests for further information about Gravitational Wave research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://twitter.com/7minutescience?lang=en
 
Description DWilliams Asto society talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow - an amateur astronomy club - about the history of gravitational wave astronomy, and recent developments. There were around 40 people in the audience, with ages ranging from 14 upwards. A number of the audience members were retired scientists (from non astronomy fields), and the discussion at the end of the talk was interesting, and a number of insightful questions were asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description DWilliams Infographics for detections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This project involved the production of "infographics" to communicate the important results of the detection of gravitational waves from the first two advanced LIGO observing runs. A total of five graphics resulted, which were each used as a component of the LIGO social media posts for each event, and in the case of GW170817, the graphic was included in the LSC press pack which was distributed to journalists. The reach of the material on Twitter was international - most considerably for GW170817 thanks to its translation into more than 20 languages, and the graphic was included in articles about the event internationally, making the total audience size rather difficult to estimate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://dcc.ligo.org/DocDB/0144/G1701538/003/find_factsheets_and_infographics.html
 
Description DWilliams Meet the black hole hunter 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Black Hole Hunters was a question-and-answer event during Glasgow Science festival, which Daniel was involved with through a Skype connection while he was visiting the LIGO site in Louisiana. He was able to answer questions about the detector, and gave a video tour of the control room.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/glasgowsciencefestival2017/adult/headl...
 
Description DWilliams UoE astro club talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the University of Edinburgh Astronomy club, with the audience consisting of ~50 undergraduate students. The talk prompted a number of interesting questions both about how to become involved in study in the field, and also about relationships between gravitational wave research and particle physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GH - LBC - 11 February 2016 - 17:53:40 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LBC - 11/02/2016 17:53:40
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Dr Giles Hammond of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GSF Making Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the GLasgow Science Festival 2016, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland East - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland East - 11/02/2016 16:02:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland West - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland West - 11/02/2016 16:02:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 15:33:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 15:33:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 19:01:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 19:01:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 22:01:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 22:01:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH BAA summer meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational wave talk at the British Astronomical Association summer meeting 2016 at York. 75 members of the public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Kilwinning Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe / Gravity' to 15 S5/6 Pupils, Kilwinning Academy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Newcastleton Primary School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe' to 20 P6 schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH IOP Seniors group 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at IOP Seniors group, "Longitude and GPS" , 15 members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Lawthorn Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 40 P6 schoolchildren, Lawthorn Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Mayfield Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 30 schoolchildren, Mayfield Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Perth High School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 20 S3 pupils, Perth High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Woodlands Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 50 schoolchildren, Woodlands Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Tweeddale astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational wave astronomy to 30 members of the public at the Tweeddale astronomical society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH York astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at York astronomical society "MEMS Gravity Sensors and Tidal Deformation" to 55 members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH development of halo harp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2016, working with National Museum Scotland/IoP Scotland on development of a halo harp (laser harp) for the new science & technology building. This, and the prototype model has been used at multiple outreach events, following on from the International Year of Light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several researchers (incl. PMurray, KHaughian, MvanVeggel, DKeital) and several PhD students (incl. ZTornasi, BPearlstone, GLacaille) manned a gravitational wave stand. Here we described several different areas of gravitational wave research with the aid of our demonstration to the public and answered their questions. We also had lots of giveaways and sticker/quiz cards to help engage the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/previousglasgowsciencefestiv...
 
Description Gravitational Waves for children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Night in Hamburg, Germany, and Open Day at DESY, Germany. JS gave a talk (3x) for children at primary school age explaining gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMartin Co-ordination of RSE Science-Startup Masterclasses 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A series of 4 practical, physics-based workshops run twice per year for a group of ~35 high-school pupils. Workshops cover 'How to be an Astrophysicist', 'How to be an Aeroplane Designer', 'How to be a Bridge Builder' and 'How to be a Rocket Scientist'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description IMartin JHough Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I Martin was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin SRowan ZTornasi school work experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with a PhD student in the group. They also had discussions with our academic staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMartin Work experience school student project 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with my PhD student.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOP Festival of Physics PGM KH CK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Festival of Physics is a brand new festival celebrating the wonders of science, the power of curiosity, and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future.CK gave a talk on space based gravitational wave detectors. PGM gave a talk on ground based detectors.KH, PGM and CK manned the stand and discussed gravitational waves with the attendees giving out handouts, answering questions etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.events.iop.org/e/festival-of-physics-00eb9cb4cdbe4650b3193226d3b3a8c5/page.html
 
Description Iain Martin - RSE Start-up Science Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised science masterclasses to engage and teach children about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Icarus at the Edge of Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2010 the IGR participated in a science exhibition at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, linked to a performance of "Icarus at the Edge of Time" - an orchestral score, written by Philip Glass, to accompany the film version of the Brian Greene children's story, updating the Icarus myth in which Icarus falls into a black hole. This project was undertaken jointly with Glasgow Science Centre and featured our "Can you hear black holes?" exhibit.

Questionnaire feedback coordinated by Glasgow Science Centre for this event was uniformly positive. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall have expressed their willingness to work with us on similar art-science collaborations in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, by Martin Hendry, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Martin Hendry wrote an invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Autumn Public Lecture Scottish Engineering Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves, the detection and detectors to the engineering society. There was a long period after the talk to allow for questions and discussions in which the audience participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Colloquium RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A colloqium talk was given on gravitational waves at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Outreach talk Probus Longniddry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves to senior citizens with an interest in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016, Public Lecture, Institute of Physics, Open University, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves to teach people and enthuse them with physics and in particular, gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - AAAS Family Day - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Family Science Days at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Washington, D.C.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - BBC Radio Scotland - 12 February 2016 - 06:13:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 12/02/2016 06:13:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor James Hough of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough & SRowan 2016 IET lecture, Selex Galileo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on gravitational wave detection to the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough - 2016, Stoner Colloquium University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colloquim given on gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016 Colloquium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Warwick. Questions were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016, Colloquium, University of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Exeter on gravitational waves. Questions from the audience were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2017 Crighton Conversation talk, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To give a public outreach talk on gravitational waves and enlighten people on the topic. After the talk there was a supper with the audience that allowed for further discussion and questions to be asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough AAAS Family talk, Washington 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk a AAAS family talk. The aim is to teach and enthuse people of all ages about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough Apr2017 College of Science and Engineering public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture in Edinburgh to the College of Science and Engineering. It was a general audience and included school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/events/20170427-1730/prof-jim-hough-university-glasgow-engineering-cha...
 
Description JHough Feb2017 Crighton conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crighton conversation - Prestigious talk to the general intelligentia of the borders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough June2017 Erlangen after dinner talk Max Planck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited after dinner lecture to the early career staff of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Erlangen). The meeting was at Ringberg Castle and there were 90 minutes of questions after the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Keynote lecture EU accelerator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to the EU consortium on accelerator physics EUCARD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Perth Astronomical Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Perth Astronomical society lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Oct2017 IOP lecture in Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to IOP in Oxford. Roger penrose was in attendance in the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JSteinlechner Painting Planets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact While painting paper plates and Styrofoam spheres, nursery children got some pictures of planets shown and some explanation. They were encouraged to name the planets they made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description K Haughian & P Murray - outreach at WIRED innovation awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set-up a gravitational wave exhibit at the WIRED innovation awards in London and discussed gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and gravitational wave astronomy with attendees at the event. There was a lot of interest and questions asked about the exhibit and topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Café Scientifique Aberdeen City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the Café Scientific Programme of Aberdeen University, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Inverclyde Skywatchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as follow up to earlier engagement, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian & PMurray - Outreach at Royal SOciety of Edinburgh Royal medal award ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibit on gravitational waves was set-up for the Royal medal award ceremony at the RSE.
Princess Anne came to award the medals and thus came to the exhibit. Gravitational waves and gravitational wave detectors were explained and discussed with Princess Anne and other attendees at the ceremony.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - BBC 2 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:32:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland 2016, BBC 2 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:32:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Moray Firth Radio - 11 February 2016 - 18:02:28 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Moray Firth Radio - 11/02/2016 18:02:28
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV Central East - 11 February 2016 - 18:07:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV Central East - 11/02/2016 18:07:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 18:00:56 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV West - 11/02/2016 18:00:56
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 16:11:36 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 16:11:36
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Tay FM - 11 February 2016 - 18:03:07 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tay FM - 11/02/2016 18:03:07
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KStrain ACTA SCIO Troon 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ACTA SCIO Troon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain EISF Gravitational Waves 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EISF Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain GSF Meet the black hole hunters 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GSF Meet the black hole hunters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain Inverclyde Skywatchers 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inverclyde Skywatchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lectures to amateur astronomical societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IGR staff regularly give invited talks on gravitational wave science to amateur astronomy societies throughout the country, usually at the level of about 4 talks per year. Recent examples include talks given to: Astronomical Society of Glasgow; Renfrewshire Astronomical Society; Stirlingshire Astronomical Society; Aberdeen Astronomical Society; Highlands Astronomical Society; Astronomical Society of Edinburgh; Helensburgh Astronomical Society; Clydesdale Astronomical Society.

www.scottishsolarsystem.org.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description M van Veggel - Member of RS International Exchange Grants Committeee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Grant review. This impacts on the stimulation of international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description MEMS - BBC coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact After publication of 'A measurement of the Earth Tides with a MEMS gravimeter' in the journal, Nature we received significant press coverage. Interview snippets were included on BBC radio 2 news, BBC radio Scotland news, BBC radio 4's inside science, BBC World Service's 'Science in Action'. There were also many newspaper articles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
 
Description MH - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 17:36:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 17:36:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 22:31:55 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland Tonight, STV West - 11/02/2016 22:31:55
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:42:20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:42:20
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:39:44 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:39:44
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHednry June2017 Cosmic Collisions lecture, Sanqhuar Town Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cosmic collisions lecture to 100 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendery Nov2017 IOP public lecture University of Salford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP public lecture at University of Salford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 IOP Lancashire public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Lancashire public lecture, University of Central Lancashire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 St Columba's Kilmalcolm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk to 100 pupils at St Columba's Kilmalcolm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry Apr2018 Public lecture Royal Scottish Society for the Arts, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public lecture to 70 people at Royal Scottish Society for the Arts in Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Aug2017 LIGO Salem Oregon Eclipse Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event in Salem for the eclipse. LIGO stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry GHammond Dec2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at the University of Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry June 2017 David Elder Lecture, Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Elder lecture at Glasgow Science Centre to 180 members of the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry June 2017 STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre to 200 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry May2017 North Lanarkshire Schools Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact North Lanarkshire schools visit by S2 science students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 IOP Scotland Festival of Physics Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland Festival of Physics in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 School talk, Bishopbriggs Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Bishopbriggs Academy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct 2017 School talk Balfrom High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Balfron High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Dark Matter Day reception, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dark Matter Day reception in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Einstein goes to Hollywood public talk, Ardrossan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein goes to Holywood talk to ~30 people in Ardrossan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, Inverness Royal Academy, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at Inverness Royal Academy to 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Popular lecture, National Physics Laborartory, Teddington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Popular lecture at National Physical Laboratory in Teddington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Public lecture Eastgate Centre, Peebles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Eastgate Centre in Peebles to 70 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry PMurray Sept2017 Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness programme, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 Lecture to Science Museum Trustees, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to 30 Science Museum trustees in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 School talk Sutton Grammar Schoolm London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to 200 pupils at Sutton Grammar School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry- May2018 IOP Scotland Physics Teachers' Stirling meeting keynote talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at IOP Scotland Teachers Stirling meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry-July2017 George Fraser Memorial lecture, Forres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact George Fraser memorial lecture to 100 people given in Forres, Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MartinH "Powers of 60" Multi-messenger Astronomy Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact http://www.tinyurl.com/powersof60/

Exhibition seen by more than 6000 people to date. Online legacy version will be maintained on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH - Feb2018 Cafe Scientifique Francais, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to Cafe Scientifique Francais, Glasgow by MArtin Hendry and Laurence Datrier
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MartinH 2020 Vision: the Future of Astronomical Observations 
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 Invited talk for IoP "Science in the quad" event at Robert Gordon's College, part of British Science Festival, Aberdeen, September 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH 2020 Vision: the Future of Astronomical Observations (2) 
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 Invited keynote lecture for Association for Science Education Scotland annual conference, Crieff Hydro Hotel, March 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 80 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Display of exhibit on gravitational wave astronomy - at the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2012 - representing the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

LSC Exhibit visited by more than 10000 participants. Subsequent invitation to present exhibit at Aspen Science Festival and Gravity Fields Festival, and to re-exhibit at 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Advanced Higher Stellar Astrophysics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact CPD Teachers' workshop on stellar astrophysics for early adopters of Revised syllabus Advanced Higher Physics in the Curriculum for Excellence.

Workshop attended by 12 teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH BBC Stargazing Live in Scotland (1) 
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 Invited appearance on BBC Radio Scotland "Good Morning Scotland", to discuss BBC Stargazing Live 2013 events in Scotland.

Widespread coverage of interview on twitter and facebook, and BBC website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Big Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited workshop on science in large collaborations, for University of Glasgow Open Access Programme on "Highlights of Astronomy", February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH British Science Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Appointed 2012 Chair of Physics and Astronomy section of the British Science Association.

Ex officio, organisation of a public outreach session on "The Extreme Universe" for 2012 British Science Festival in Aberdeen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH British Science Association - West Scotland Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Elected chair of the British Science Association West Scotland branch.

Organisation of science outreach events across Glasgow and throughout the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/scotland/west-scotland-branch
 
Description MartinH Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to Dumfries Astronomical Society, January 2012, describing the history of the Transit of Venus and its use in determining the cosmic distance scale.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at Royal Observatory Greenwich, April 2012, describing the history of the Transit of Venus and its use in determining the cosmic distance scale.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants. Subsequent invitations to various UK astronomical societies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Einstein's Cosmic Messengers 
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 Invited lecture on "Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe", to accompany European premiere of "Einstein's Cosmic Messengers" - multimedia concert by composer and percussionist Andrea Centazzo, University of Glasgow, October 2012.

Extensive coverage of lecture on twitter and facebook. Lecture and concert attended by approx. 160 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture to Science Club, Wellington Academy, Ayr, February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 35 staff and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (10) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Ayrshire Astronomical Association, Ayr Academy, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (11) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Airdrie Astronomical Association, Airdrie Library, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (12) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for Wallace High School, Stirling, organised as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh schools outreach programme, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 100 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (13) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for Allan's Primary School, Stirling, organised as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh schools outreach programme, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 25 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lectures for St Andrews and St Brides High School, East Kilbride, as part of Primary 7 transition project, February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 80 students and their parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series of 27 Schools and public lectures on gravitational astrophysics and cosmology, across 9 Scottish Hebridean islands in 9 days for UK National Science and Engineering Week, March 2012.

Lectures delivered to approx. 1600 people. Coverage in local and national press. Blog highlighted by British Science Association and by Royal Society of Edinburgh as part of their outreach programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (5) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk for Orkney International Science Festival, Kirkwall, September 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (6) 
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 Schools talk for Orkney International Science Festival, Kirkwall Grammar School, September 2012.

Lectures attended by approx. 120 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (7) 
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 Invited CPD session for secondary school teachers, organised in collaboration with IoP Scotland, Edinburgh, Nov 2012.

Session attended by approx. 80 teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (8) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, at Ardnamurchan High School, Strontian, for Royal Society of Edinburgh "Lochaber" outreach project, November 2012.

Lectures delivered to approx. 60 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (9) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, in Kilchoan Ardnamurchan, for Royal Society of Edinburgh "Lochaber" outreach project, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravitational Waves: Opening a New Window on the 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 Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, at George Watson's School, Edinburgh, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravitational Waves: Opening a New Window on the Universe (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society, Kilmarnock College, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 50 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Display of exhibit on gravitational wave astronomy - at the inaugural Gravity Fields Festival - representing the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. In collaboration with University of Birmingham.

Exhibit visited by more than 1000 festival participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, Sep 2012 (2) 
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 Invited lecture on "Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe", for inaugural Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, 26th September 2012.

Extensive coverage of lecture on twitter and facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields: The Material World, Sep 2012 
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 Invited appearance on Radio 4 "The Material World" to discuss gravitational-wave astronomy, as part of Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, 26th September 2012.

Extensive coverage of interview on twitter and facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coordination of LSC public outreach activities, including maintenance of LIGO social media output, production of public science summaries of LSC publications, participation in national and international science festivals and science fairs and production of multimedia and other outreach resources for use by members of the collaboration.

Ongoing. See other entries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description MartinH The Future of Science in Society 
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 International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact European Science Foundation workshops, on the Future of Science in Society, held at the University of Vienna, February 2012 and June 2012. Participation was to represent Physical Sciences standing committee of the ESF.

Formal ESF report produced with detailed recommendations from the workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Institute of Physics "Festival of Science", organised in Bristol by IoP South-West branch, March 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 300 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Institute of Physics North-West branch, Whitehaven, May 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 75 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for STFC graduate training programme, Cosener's House, Abingdon, October 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, March 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH The Science of Star Wars 
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 Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) at Gray Fossil Museum, East Tennessee State University, May 4th (Star Wars Day) 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 50 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 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 Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk at UK National Astronomy Meeting, Manchester, Mar 28th 2012, to describe UK plans to mark the June 2012 Transit of Venus.

UK-level and international Transit of Venus events were arranged and coordinated as a result of this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 2012 (2) 
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 Invited lecture, on the physics of transits, for the IoP Stirling Physics Teachers' Meeting, May 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 180 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 2012 (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All-night event to celebrate the June 5th/6th 2012 Transit of Venus, linking with science centres, observatories and schools in the US, Canada and Australia and culminating with an attempt to view the end of the Transit from the University of Glasgow, at dawn on June 6th. Event organised in collaboration with Glasgow Science Festival.

Event attended by approx 100 participants. Extensive twitter and facebook coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinHendry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The future of astronomical telescopes, Edinburgh University Invited public lecture at EPSRC workshop on "Big Data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Aberdeen Astronomical Society 08/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Aberdeen Astronomical Society in Aberdeen on Tuesday 8th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Association for Science Education National Conference 05/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop for the Association for Science Education National Conference in Aberdeen on Saturday 5th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry BBC Radio 21/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Great Scots who changed the world, BBC Radio programme, Invited contributor: episode on James Clerk Maxwell
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Barrhead High 13/05/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Q&A session with Advanced Higher Physics teachers, Barrhead High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Camden 23/08/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein Goes to Hollywood, Camden, London, Invited talk for Floating Cinema Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 08/12/2015 
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 Celebrating Scottish Science, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Event organised by Scottish Government, Chief Science Adviser's Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Edinburgh University 28/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Faster than the Speed of Light? Edinburgh University, Invited contributor: the Science and Magic of Light
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry European Astrofest 06/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk European Astrofest, London Invited talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Glasgow University 25/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Glasgow University for Institute of Physics Scotland on Thursday 25th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry HMP Low Moss 23/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe talk - HMP Low Moss Prison.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Helensburgh Astronomical Society 25/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision, Invited talk, Helensburgh Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Highlands Astronomical Society 03/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision Invited talk, Highlands Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Hubei University of Education 27/04/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, Hubei University of Education Invited public lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry IOP Hereford and Worcester 14/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, IOP Hereford and Worcester Branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Kilwinning 12/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Reach for the Stars talk Kilwinning, RSE Schools lectures programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Leicester 20/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Stargazing Live panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moffatt Academy 27/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, Moffatt Academy, RSE Prize Lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moray Astronomical Society 04/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk for Sigma - Moray Astronomical Society - on Friday 4th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry North Inch Campus, Perth 19/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational Physics workshop, North Inch Campus, Perth, Workshop with AH Physics teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Pint of Science 20/05/2015 
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 Science of Sci-Fi , Pint of Science Festival, Glasgow, Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Radio Sputnik Moscow 12/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Radio Sputnik Moscow about discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Reddit AMA 13/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reddit "Ask me Anything" online session, Organised for LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Stirling Astronomical Society IYoL 09/01/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 09/01/2015 International Year of Light Programme in Scotland Stirling Astronomical Society Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry TEDx Glasgow University 29/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of TEDx Glasgow University on Monday 29th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Wisconsin Public Radio 16/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Katherine Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio, on Tuesday 16th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Zacatecas Science Museum 24/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture with the Zacatecas Science Museum, Mexico (by skype) on Wednesday 24th Feb.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria 10/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria on Thursday 10th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NKorsakova Inverclyde Sky Watchers 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk to Inverclyde Sky Watchers Astronomy Group about LISA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Five Live - 11 February 2016 - 18:10:12 
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 BBC Radio Five Live - 11/02/2016 18:10:12
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norma Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Norfolk - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:00 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Norfolk - 11/02/2016 18:05:00
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:05:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PMurray Listening to Einstein's Universe Talk to A-level students at Graveney School, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to A-level students at Graveney School, London about the detection of Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regular visits to local schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact IGR make regular visits to give talks and lead workshops in local high schools. These visits are made by staff at all levels but particularly by postgraduate students and early-career postdocs. Many of these visits are supported and coordinated by Science Connects (formerly SETPOINT) and are thus linked to the STEM Ambassador scheme.

Informal feedback from schools to our STEM Ambassadors and other visitors is highly positive. Over the past 5 years the size of our Level 1 undergraduate classes in Physics and Astronomy has increased by more than 50%. Our schools outreach activities are among the factors that have brought about this increase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London Jul7 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The summer science exhibition is an event which lasted over a week. We had an exhibition stand displaying the gravitational wave research carried out in the UK. This was a stand organised by several institutions across the UK. The Glasgow people involved were Martin Hendry, James Hough, Sheila Rowan, Peter Murray, Karen Haughian, Marielle van Veggel and Natalia Korsakova. The purpose of the event is to tell the general public and school groups about the gravitational wave research that is going on in the UK. This is done through discussions and demonstrations of the technology, games and freebies. MPs alos attended the event and tweeted about our stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition
 
Description SHeng Tsinghua University news conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I presented at a news conference at Tsinghua University on GW170817 Oct 17 and answered questions from journalists. The press conference was streamed live over the internet with at least 50,000 live viewers and I think half a million follow-up views (but I am not very sure about this). I am aware of at least one newspaper article written about me, resulting from the Tsinghua interview, and at least one article circulated over the Chinese social media (WeChat).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR - BBC 1 - 11 February 2016 - 18:01:48 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBC 1 - 11/02/2016 18:01:48
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC 1 - 11 February 2016 - 22:02:00 
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 BBC 1 - 11/02/2016 22:02:00
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC Radio 4 - 11 February 2016 - 16:37:37 
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 BBC Radio 4 - 11/02/2016 16:37:37
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC Radio 4 - 11 February 2016 - 21:08:59 
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 BBC Radio 4 - 11/02/2016 21:08:59
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC World Service - 11 February 2016 - 20:34:12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC World Service - 11/02/2016 20:34:12
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Ailsa Sparkes Memorial Lecture 2017 
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 (Inaugural) Ailsa Sparkes Memorial Lecture, Edinburgh. This talk discussed the discovery, the status of observations since then, plans for the global network of advanced gravitational wave detectors and what the future of the field might look like. This resulted in enhanced recognition of the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sheila Rowan on gravitational waves - The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4 and the Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR BBC Sky at Night 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Lintott Interviews Prof Sheila Rowan about Gravitational Waves on The Sky at Night, BBC Four, 6 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qtb7s
 
Description SR BBC World service The Science Hour 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on The Science Hour, BBC World Service, Mon 20 Jun 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xzcyc
 
Description SR CuWIP Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to a dedicated conference for undergraduate women in physics. many questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/confs/cuwip2015/
 
Description SR Higgs lecture 2017 
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 fifth annual Higgs Lecture - 'Gravitational waves: prospects for a new astronomy'. Resulting in enhanced recognition of the group and field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR IAU Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture at the International Astronomical Union Symposium, Slovenia September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR RSE/CaSE Lecture 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact RSE/CaSE Lecture, Royal Society of Edinburgh October 2016 .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Royal Institution 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture, The Royal Institution, May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR SSERC AGM 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the SSERC AGM, Dunfermline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Society for Popular Astronomy 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the London meeting of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR TEDx CERN 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at TEDx (CERN, November 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR and NR - NAKED ASTRONOMY podcast - 25 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast describing the discovery of gravitational waves, with Sheila Rowan and Norna Robertson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/astronomy/show/20160225-1/
 
Description SRowan BBC Radio 4 Colliding Neutron Stars, Krakatoa, Centigrade vs Celsius 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Adam Rutherford talks to astrophysicists about the astronomical discovery of the year, if not the last couple of decades: the collision of two neutron stars and the cosmic gold-forging aftermath. The discovery of this long-hypothesized event on 17th August came from the much awaited marriage of the capabilities of the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and Virgo with those of ground-based and space-based telescopes. Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University, Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow and Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester take Inside Science through the story. BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098bt42
 
Description SRowan Buzzfeed third detection (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Buzzfeed News article about the third confirmed detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/scientists-have-seen-two-more-black-holes-colliding-so
 
Description SRowan David Elder lecture 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics. The David Elder lecture series presents a line-up of fascinating talks by expert astronomers at the cutting edge of their fields of research. This lecture series continues the tradition of monthly astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905, 112 years ago! 31 Jan 2018, Prof. Sheila Rowan "Gravitational waves - turning on the soundtrack to the Universe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/adult-events/david-elder-lectures/past-lectures
 
Description SRowan IFL Science 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with IFL Science about the third gravitational wave detection (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.iflscience.com/space/gravitational-waves-observed-for-a-third-time/
 
Description SRowan John Porter Memorial Lecture IoP Liverpool 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For the 2017 John Porter Memorial Lecture, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, Professor Sheila Rowan will talk about the decades-long search for gravitational waves, the exciting recent first discoveries, and the future of gravitational wave astronomy.
In this public talk, Professor Rowan will tell the story behind the discoveries, talk about some of the extreme objects that produce the Waves, and look into the future of gravitational wave astronomy and the new window it opens up into the universe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Forensics Centre in Dundee; D'Arcy Thompson centenary; Scottish science adviser; Coffee and climate 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicist Sheila Rowan has been the Chief Science Adviser to the Scottish Government for just over a year. Adam asks her about the role and how she deals with controversial issues such as GM crops. BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tvjk5
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Gravity wave breakthrough, The antibiotic pipeline, Microbial waste recycling, Fausto - an AI opera 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The gravitational waves produced by two massive black holes colliding have for the first time been detected by three gravitational wave detectors. Professor Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow explains the importance of this new three way observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095pttk
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Infinite Monkey Cage 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian Dara O'Briain, Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University and Professor Nils Andersson of Southampton University to look at last summer's spectacular discovery of gravitational waves from two colliding neutron stars. BBC Radio 4 (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kxt28
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Scottish Science Special Today programme 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 (Inside Science, Scottish Science Special; The curious cases of Rutherford and Fry; The Today Programme).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08svw56
 
Description SRowan STV Nobel Prize announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short interview with STV News about the announcement of the Nobel Prize for the detection of gravitational waves (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://stv.tv/news/west-central/1399075-scots-scientists-celebrate-nobel-prize-contribution/
 
Description SRowan World Service Antibiotic Resistance 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The gravitational waves produced by two massive black holes colliding two billion years ago have been detected by three gravitational wave detectors for the first time. Professor Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow explains the importance of this new three way observation. BBC World Service Inside Science (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv1fb
 
Description SRowan World Service Black Hole and Sonic Weapons - Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicist Sheila Rowan explains how we know invisible black holes actually exist. Plus cosmologist Andrew Pontzen is on hand to help cook one up. Broadcast on BBC World Service (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswd1v
 
Description SRowan World Service Stars Colliding 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicists Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University and Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow discuss the astronomical discovery of the year, if not the last couple of decades: the collision of two neutron stars and the cosmic gold-forging aftermath. The discovery of this long-hypothesized event on 17th August came from the much awaited marriage of the capabilities of the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and Virgo with those of ground-based and space-based telescopes. BBC World Service The Science Hour
(2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv1ff
 
Description SRowan and KStrain Edinburgh Science Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event on gravitational waves at the Edinburgh Science Festival with two University of Glasgow physicists who played key roles in their discovery - Ken Strain and Sheila Rowan, Scientific Advisor to the Scottish government. The event was in the National Museums of Scotland. The audience asked loads of good questions like: What happens when a gravitational wave hits a black hole?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://marcuschown.com/2017/04/edinburgh-science-festival-13-april-8pm/