M-Theory, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory

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

Abstract

The STFC research programme of the Theoretical Physics Group at Imperial College London is focused on the interrelated fundamental problems of M-theory, quantum field theory and cosmology. M-theory, which subsumes string theory and supergravity theory, is our central approach in attempting to unify Einstein's theory of General Relativity with the Standard Model of particle physics. One of the most interesting features of M-theory is that it incorporates dual descriptions of non-perturbative Yang-Mills theories in terms of strings leading to profound connections between black holes and thermal quantum field theory and new insights into strong coupling phenomena such as confinement. These connections will continue to be explored in a number of different ways, including using novel geometric techniques and exactly integrable quantum field theory models. Exploration of string theory on backgrounds which cannot be described by conventional geometry will be carried out, both to deepen our understanding of the structure of the space of vacua of M-theory with applications to particle physics phenomenology and also to provide hints as to the fundamental degrees of freedom of M-theory. There has been a great deal of progress in understanding the quantum properties of black holes in M-theory. Using both analytical and numerical techniques we will construct and study black holes with novel horizon topologies and with possible applications to both quark gluon plasma and poorly understood systems in condensed matter such as high temperature superconductors. Connections between M-theory black holes and measure of quantum entanglement will also be explored. In the area of cosmology and related aspects of quantum field theory, key clues to the structure of the big bang origin of the universe are to be found in the non-Gaussian corrections to the cosmic microwave background. This is an important indication about the origin of density perturbations in the early universe and of the formation of galactic structures. On the one hand we have established participation both in observational programmes such as Planck, Spider and BPol, and also in the analysis of this data. On the other hand, fully developed models are needed for the evolution of quantum fields in the early universe and their effect on the evolution of early universe structure. So, in parallel with the analysis of observational microwave background data, we will pursue computational modelling of early-universe field dynamics and structure formation. There is a deep synergy between the broad strands of our research, with work on the non-perturbative aspects of Yang- Mills gauge theories informing both supergravity and superstring theory on the one hand and the study of high- temperature fields in the early universe and the computational modelling of early-universe density fluctuations on the other.

Planned Impact

The research proposal is aimed at understanding matter, space and time and the origin of the universe at the most fundamental level. Although it cannot be predicted when such fundamental research will translate into new technology, the current proposal will have an immediate impact on the integration of science into culture. This is made possible because the fundamental, cutting-edge nature of the research inspires and attracts people and because the investigators' have outstanding collective expertise and skills as public communicators. This directly benefits individuals who enjoy and are stimulated by acquiring new knowledge about science and benefits society by creating the widest possible base of support for science including motivating young people to study science. Another major concrete pathway to impact is the production of highly trained individuals, RAs and graduate students. The young researchers who will be trained typically begin their careers as the top undergraduate performers who are motivated to answer the most fundamental ``Big Questions'' that our research addresses. The training that they receive as they participate in the research means that they emerge with the highest degree of technical expertise, experience of collaboration in a competitive environment, as well as the ability to direct their own research. These are exactly the qualities that are required in modern industry. These two impact directions will be brought together as part of the impact plan. RAs will be offered outreach training as part of their personal and professional development plan. RAs will also be encouraged to take opportunities to put this training into practice. The investigators will continue to pursue public engagement activities, using their existing contacts and networks. We will also continue to develop the extensive interdisciplinary aspects of our work. As we have indicated above, there are strong links with high-energy physics, astrophysics, space physics, geometry in pure mathematics and, more recently, with condensed matter and information theory. These links will be fostered through our seminar series as well as through the publication of our papers in a variety of journals and presentations at conferences and workshops. The RAs will take an active role in the organisation of all of our seminar series.

Publications

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Acharya B (2014) The physics programme of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC in International Journal of Modern Physics A

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Adam A (2012) A numerical approach to finding general stationary vacuum black holes in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Afshordi Niayesh (2012) A ground state for the causal diamond in 2 dimensions in JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS

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Alexander Stephon (2012) Horava-Lifshitz theory as a fermionic aether in Ashtekar gravity in PHYSICAL REVIEW D

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Amelino-Camelia G (2014) Planck-scale dimensional reduction without a preferred frame in Physics Letters B

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Amelino-Camelia Giovanni (2013) Dimensional reduction in the sky in PHYSICAL REVIEW D

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Amelino-Camelia Giovanni (2013) Rainbow gravity and scale-invariant fluctuations in PHYSICAL REVIEW D

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Anastasiou A (2014) Super Yang-Mills, division algebras and triality in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Anastasiou A (2014) A magic pyramid of supergravities in Journal of High Energy Physics

 
Description The research area is blue skies theoretical research into the fundamental structure of matter and spacetime.
Significant results were obtained in two broad projects. The first was string/M-theory and applications to quantum
field theory. String theory is a promising approach to unifying all the forces of nature. It has a rich mathematical
structure and applications to condensed matter and geometry were also explored. The second main project was
cosmology and quantum field theory. In this project the principal objective was to seek ways of testing innovative particle physics
and quantum gravity theories against astrophysical data, such as the cosmic microwave background.
Exploitation Route The results continue to have a significant impact on the academic community and there are potential long term technological applications.
Sectors Education,Energy

 
Description The research was focused on probing theoretical questions related to fundamental physics. Scientific breakthroughs in such endeavours invariably led to technological advances, but the precise nature of these and the timescales are unpredictable and can be long. Two specific aspects of the impact of the research are firstly, progress on the integration of science into the wider culture, made possible by our public communication and secondly, the training of young researchers. The positive impact on the economy is the production of highly trained individuals with the skills necessary to contribute at the highest level to modern businesses and industries.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Education,Energy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £1,923,602 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K034456/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 05/2019
 
Description ERC Advanced Award
Amount € 1,963,542 (EUR)
Funding ID ERC-2013-AdG 339140 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2019
 
Description Imperial Faculty of Natural Science 2011
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Imperial Faculty of Natural Science 2014-2017
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PHTHP53970 
Organisation Imperial College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description STFC Consolidated Grant 2014-2017
Amount £1,527,915 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/L00044X/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Tenerife, Caja Canarias, Life in the Universe debate, with Lisa Randall, Oct 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact debate, Debate with Lisa Randall, Oct 2014, organized by Tenerife, Caja Canarias, Life in the Universe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "What Next?" Round Table, JINR, Dubna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Round Table on the future of international collaboration in physics after the discovery of the Higgs particle. Organised by the Russian and Italian governments.

Contacts with Russian and international colleagues and science policy specialists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ''Theories of Everything, New Scientist, Instant Expert 8 page pull-out 
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 Sparked debate on theories of everything

Invited to become involved other related activities in e.g. advise to West End theatre productions, appearance on Horizon BBC TV,artilc in The Observer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.newscientist.com/special/instant-expert-theory-of-everything
 
Description 14-10 Club Royal Institution, Sep 20 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people attended, Q& A afterwards

stimulated thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?, The Observer 
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 Sparked debate about theories of everything

Further invitations to engage the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/jun/16/has-physics-gone-too-far
 
Description Appearance: Through the Wormhole w. Morgan Freeman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on "When did Time Begin" an episode of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" Aired Wednesday March 19th on The Science Channel at 9pm ET/PT (USA)

A DVD of the series will be available. Also available as instant video on Amazon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Newnight appearance (9th June 2014) 
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 Black holes were discussed on national TV. There was considerable comment on social media during and following the program.

No explicit impact known, although there was definitely public interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046nd2n
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival with Jim AlKhalili 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A large group gathered afterwards to ask further questions

Students requested further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Colloquium at Beijing Normal University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Colloquium at Beijing Normal University.

Further contact with Beijing scientists and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Colloquium at Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Colloquium delivered to the Paris-wide astrophysics community at the Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris

Continuing contacts with Paris cosmologists and relativists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Conferencia Magistrale", at the XIII RedPOP congress, Zacatecas, Mexico, 20-24/5/13. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Conferencia Magistrale

Large attendance; 3 TV interviews, several interviews for papers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Contributor in ``Faster than the speed of light?'', a BBC documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributor in ``Faster than the speed of light?'', a BBC documentary
aired 20/10/2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Criatividade - jogos com fronteiras 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rectors of several universities attended

New policies considered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Equations used in ''Big Bang Theory, American TV Sitcom 
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 Article in THES

Sparked debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/letters/winning-formula/419632.article
 
Description Faster than the speed of light, Horizon, BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sparked public debate on theoretical physics

Further invitations to engage the public in physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://watchdocumentary.org/watch/faster-than-the-speed-of-light-video_12716a91c.html
 
Description Guest of Honour, Pakistani High Commission London, Abdus Salam Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cement relations between Pakistani government and Imperial College

Other Abdus Salam events were organized
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.rabwah.net/pakistan-high-commission-london-hosts-event-remembering-dr-abdus-salam/
 
Description Infinite Monkey Cage at Edinburgh Festival/BBC Radio 4/podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audience members eager for more information

Students contact me requesting talks at schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/timc/timc_20140804-1700b.mp3
 
Description Infinite Monkey Cage at Glastonbury and BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4000 people attended the event at Glastonbury. It was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and is available as a podcast.

The show is available as a podcast from the BBC website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interviewee for ``Hubble - mission Universe'', a series in Austrian Channel ServusTV. 
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 Interviewee for ``Hubble - mission Universe'', a series in Austrian
Channel ServusTV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Keynote speaker at LUSO 2012, UCL, June 2012. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at LUSO 2012, UCL, June 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Kings College School, Wimbledon, Mar 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 60 pupils attended talk on Higgs boson, Q&A after

Education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Maxwell Society Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Online video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video describing recent research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GZfb3SaFGk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Open Day Talk 
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 National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks to around 200 prospective undergraduate students.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Presentation at International Secondary Education Conference, Lu He International Education Centre, Tongzhou, China 
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 Keynote Presentation on International Educational links
to China, including links to Imperial College London

Continuing contacts with Lu He School, which constantly sends students to Imperial College London for higher education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Primary school visit (Reading) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks on "The Universe" to year 5 pupil at Caversham Primary School, Reading

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2014
 
Description Salam at Imperial, Abdus Salam Celebration, Imperial College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publicised the work of Abdus Salam at Imperial College

Appreciation of the life and works of Abdus Salam
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MpbZmK3Rpc
 
Description School Visits (London and South East England) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks to sixth form and secondary school students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018
 
Description School visit (St Pauls) 
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 30 pupils attend a talk on the topic of 'Quantum gravity and String Theory'

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description School visits (Finland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks at secondary schools in Helsinki area in Finland

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2014
 
Description Secondary school visits (South East England) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Several visits to secondary schools in Canterbury, London, Bishop's Stortford, Wokingham, Reading, Eton, and High Wycombe, including talks on cosmology and particle physics to students, and a Science Fair stand.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Speaker at a debate on science and art at the Grimmuseum, on the occasion of an exhibition by Luca Pozzi, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speaker at a debate on science and art at the Grimmuseum, on the occasion of an exhibition by Luca
Pozzi,

great excitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TV interview Canal Q 
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 Main guest for ``O que fica do que passa'', Canal Q, 14/1/2013.\\

LArge audience figures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk at Women in Physics Event for schools at Imperial College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lively discussions and questions from students

Students and teachers reported enjoyment and stimulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to students at LuHe school, Tongzhou, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk presented current research in fundamental physics and links between China and western universities

Further contacts with LuHe school, who has sent students to Imperial College London for undergraduate degrees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Many Worids Interpretation: article in Theatre programme for ''Constellations Duke of York's Theatre, (Evening Standard Best Play of the Year) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening Standard Best Play of the Year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/theoreticalphysics/Public/people/mduff/DukeYork_Constellations.pdf
 
Description Theoretical Physics consultant for Empire magazine on a graphic for the film ``The Theory of Everything'' Sep 2014 
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 Made people want to see film
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Theoretical physics consultant for the film ``The Theory of Everything'' 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Film promotes discussion on theoretical physics

People think more about theoretical physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Upcoming article in Quanta magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Upcoming article in Quanta Magazine on the ongoing attempts to understand ultraviolet cancellations in supergravity. To appear shortly.

None yet -- too soon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visits to student physical societies: University of Cambridge, University of Portsmouth,Eton College, Emmanuel School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact "talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards." *

Encouraged students to make a career in physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
 
Description Work experience events 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Each year I was interviewed by two A-level students in the context of work experience events within the Theoretical Physics group at Imperial College. The discussion concerned my research interests, my motivations for pursuing a research career, my experience as a postdoctoral researcher, and the activities that I organise for the Theoretical Physics group.

The students presented a poster about their experience in the Theoretical Physics group at a showcase event for other A-level students and the Physics Department at Imperial College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description \The Elegant Universe(repeat), NOVA, TV 2012 \Parallel Universes, presentation to cast and crew of West End play ''Constellations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Many worlds", article in Theatre programme for ''Constellations"
Duke of York's Theatre, (Evening Standard Best Play of the Year)

Articles in Physics Magazines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV15r1zgMCI
 
Description \The World in Eleven Dimensions, Lecture to Friends of Imperial College Theory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stimulated interest in Theoretical Physics at Imperial

Increased membership of Friend of Imperial College Theory Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/theoreticalphysics/friends/talk1
 
Description public lecture Perimeter Institute 
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 600 people attended the lecture at Perimeter Institute,
Waterloo Canada on 2nd November 2011


66,000 people have watched the YouTube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhHE86d-Th8
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description public lecture at Crayford Manor Astronomical Society 
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 50 members of the public attended a talk on my research

This is the 6th time I have given a talk at this society. I have built a relationship with the members and they invite me back because they enjoy my talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description public talk in Bangkok 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact http://www.thaihep.phys.sc.chula.ac.th/BKK2014/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description school visit city of westminster college 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 25 students attended a talk and discussion on the science of time

Very positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description talkaoke 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact http://thepeoplespeak.org.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://thepeoplespeak.org.uk