Investigations in Particle Physics Theory

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Abstract

The Cambridge Particle Physics Theory group has broad interests including searching for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, understanding string theory, and studying the different types of particles that occur in quantum field theories. One of our members is string theorist Michael Green, successor to Stephen Hawking as Lucasian Professor. The group has devoted much effort to developing accurate models of the quark structure inside the protons that collide at LHC, and predicting the outcome of the proton-proton collisions. This work is vital if the signature events involving new particles are to be recognised in the experiments. We will analyse and interpret results from LHC that suggest new particles, for example events where energy and momentum is carried away by unseen, electrically neutral particles. We are particularly interested in searches for the Higgs particle, whose mass appears to be in the range that LHC can reach. A striking signal of a Higgs particle is its frequent decay to two bottom (b) quarks, and it would decay even more frequently into two top (t) quarks (the heaviest type) if it had enough mass. Other aspects of heavy quark physics are also interesting and we are using supercomputers to calculate as accurately as possible the decay rates of particles that contain b quarks. Discrepancy with experiment could reveal new physics. Another kind of new particle that many theorists expect to see is a 'supersymmetric' partner of one of the particles familiar to us. Supersymmetry is a revolutionary idea for unifying particles of different types. It cannot be an exact symmetry of nature and there are many models for how supersymmetry may be only approximately true. We have developed statistical tools to distinguish among them, to be applied as LHC produces data at ever increasing energies. The reason for believing in supersymmetry is that it makes some of our most powerful theories, both quantum field theories and string theory, mathematically more consistent. Field theories present some mathematical difficulties, which get worse if there are extra dimensions of space beyond the usual three. String theory avoids some of these difficulties, and is consistent in ten spacetime dimensions, provided it is supersymmetric. It has the right structure to describe families of particles similar to those we know, and to make gravity theory consistent with quantum mechanical effects, a combined success not achieved in any other way. We are still testing in detail whether string theory avoids all the difficulties which are troublesome, though not fatal, for field theories. We will also explore the remarkable gauge/gravity correspondence, derived from string theory. This allows us to study phenomena in the physical world in which ordinary gravity plays a negligible role, like the quark-gluon plasma state, the structure of atomic nuclei, and certain effects in exotic superconductors, by carrying out gravity calculations in unphysical extra dimensions. But this is currently controversial, partly because the rigorous results justifying it rely on exact supersymmetry. We will be trying to understand how widely it can be applied, as well as looking for potential new applications. Some of our work involves solving equations in the classical approximation to quantum field theory, analogous to solving Maxwell's equations in optics rather than studying many photons. This is mathematically very interesting. Examples of solutions are various types of vortices, and the Skyrmions that were observed recently in exotic magnets. Skyrme's original idea was to model nuclei by Skyrmions. It gives a picture of a nucleus intermediate between a cluster of rigid, spherical protons and neutrons, and a structureless liquid drop. We will test the Skyrme picture through its predictions for the force between Helium-4 nuclei (alpha particles), and for the spectra of energy levels of excited nuclei.

Publications

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AbdusSalam S (2011) Benchmark models, planes, lines and points for future SUSY searches at the LHC in The European Physical Journal C

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AbdusSalam S (2015) MFV reductions of MSSM parameter space in Journal of High Energy Physics

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AbdusSalam S (2011) Cold dark matter hypotheses in the MSSM in Physics Letters B

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Adamo T (2015) A worldsheet theory for supergravity in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Adamo T (2011) Scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops in twistor space in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

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Adamo T (2014) Perturbative gravity at null infinity in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Adamo T (2015) Perturbative gauge theory at null infinity in Physical Review D

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Adamo T (2015) Scattering equations, supergravity integrands, and pure spinors in Journal of High Energy Physics

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Aharony O (2013) Confinement in anti-de Sitter space in Journal of High Energy Physics

 
Description Many outreach activities. Public understanding enhanced.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description EPSRC - EP/F010427/1 Software Development for UKQCD.
Amount £20,671 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/F010427/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 10/2012
 
Description ERC - 24752 String: Properties and Applications of the Gauge/Gravity Correspondence.
Amount £13,288,929 (GBP)
Funding ID 247252 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2014
 
Description STFC - PP/E006957/1 Probing new physics through $B$-mixing and decays.
Amount £192,351 (GBP)
Funding ID PP/E006957/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2010
 
Description STFC - ST/H008861/1 Computing resources and software support for UKQCD physics programme.
Amount £395,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/H008861/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2007 
End 03/2009
 
Description TSSAH - Twistor Strings, Scattering Amplitudes and Holography
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Funding ID FP7-People-2013-CIG 631289 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2018
 
Description Brax 
Organisation Saclay Nuclear Research Centre
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Papers on Chameleon Cosmology. Supervision of two graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution Papers on Chameleon Cosmology.
Impact Many well-cited publications.
 
Description Brax(2) 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Major collaboration with Dr Phillipe Brax on Modified gravity and cosmology.
Collaborator Contribution Research.
Impact Many well-cited publications.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EU COST 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Department National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Milano
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research on applying String Theory to Early Universe Cosmology.
Collaborator Contribution Research in aspects of String Theory
Impact Papers in progress
Start Year 2012
 
Description Geometry of Matter 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Department Department of Mathematics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research leading to a paper. Supervision of a graduate student , a further joint paper. The student expects to complete his PhD in 2013, and will move to Heriot-Watt as a postdoc in 2013.
Collaborator Contribution Research, calculations, leading to paper
Impact Papers: Geometric Models of Matter; Gravitational Instantons as Models for Charged Particle Systems
Start Year 2011
 
Description Geometry of Matter 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Mathematics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research leading to a paper. Supervision of a graduate student , a further joint paper. The student expects to complete his PhD in 2013, and will move to Heriot-Watt as a postdoc in 2013.
Collaborator Contribution Research, calculations, leading to paper
Impact Papers: Geometric Models of Matter; Gravitational Instantons as Models for Charged Particle Systems
Start Year 2011
 
Description High Precision QCD 
Organisation Cornell University
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lattice QCD and prediction of experimentally verifiable properties of Heavy Mesons, relevant to LHC physics.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact Papers, Reports, Conference Proceedings
 
Description High Precision QCD 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lattice QCD and prediction of experimentally verifiable properties of Heavy Mesons, relevant to LHC physics.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact Papers, Reports, Conference Proceedings
 
Description Mason 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Mathematical Institute Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ongoing collaberation with staff member at a UK institution
Collaborator Contribution Working on Ambitwistor Strings and the Scattering Equations.
Impact Paper submitted to arXiv, yet to be published in a journal.
Start Year 2013
 
Description UKQCD 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Calculations in Lattice QCD. Several papers per year published, and contributed to annual Lattice conference. Two members of the group have supervised two graduate students. Procurement of Computing Resources -- notably hosting the STFC DiRAC computer.
Collaborator Contribution Calculations in Lattice QCD and many joint papers. Joint procurement of DiRAC and IBM Blue Gene Q system in Edinburgh.
Impact Publications and Conference Proceedings
 
Description AS - Graduate science talks in March 2013, 2014 and 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Cross discipline Graduate Conference at Jesus College. Won best science talks in 2014 and 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL http://mcr.jesus.cam.ac.uk/academic
 
Description Also Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk to a festival audience about Dark Energy.

Educational
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Appeared in a Radio 4 programme about cosmic disasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Proposed ideas about the way the universe may change in the future.

Popularised particle physics to a wide audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Article in Scientific American 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article on " Is Quantum Reality Analog After All"

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report on the Fundamental Physics Prize.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Articles on theoretical physics in Plus Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We were interviewed for several articles on aspects of our research.

Plus web-pages, viewed by schools and the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description BBC Horizon programme on theoretical physics 
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 Viewers saw across UK on TV signals and on internet

BBC video available on line for limited period
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC Radio 4 interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to a radio show on cosmic disasters.

Heighten public awareness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Blog article The Guardian 
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 Blog article about supersymmetry published in an global newspaper.

Awarness raising.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CET - SET for Britain Poster exhibtion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A event for early-career reseachers attended by MPs and other
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp
 
Description CET - SET for Britain Poster exhibtion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An event for Early Career Researchers attended by Politicians and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp
 
Description Contribution to Institute of Physics report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Contribution to the Skyrmions section of the Institute of Physics Report: Mathmatical Physics - What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Opening up the dialogue of the importance of Mathematical Physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Creation of a short IoP film called "Baths and Quarks" 
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 It has received around 20,000 views on YouTube. It explains solitons and their
relationship to quarks. This was mailed to sixth forms around to country to encourage students
to go into physics.

YouTube video
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DAMTP Open Day 
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 Practical soliton demonstration at Open Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DS - Sutton Experience Cambridge Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on Leopards, Drums and Origin of the Universe to Year 12 students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DS - Sutton Experience Cambridge Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on Leopards, Drums and Origin of the Universe to around 30 Year 12 students as part of the widening access scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DS - Trinity College Widening Access Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on Tying Things Together: Knots in Maths, Physics and Biology to Westminster School students. Feedback from the Principal:

Thank you very much for the engaging and interesting lecture on knots you gave to the Harris Westminster mathematicians last week. The whole day was a big success in terms of raising student aspirations and their expectations of themselves: I particularly enjoyed seeing the applications of knot theory and I think it was brilliant for students to see that something abstruse as knots can be useful in a number of real world settings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DS - Trinity College Widening Access Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on Tying Things Together: Knots in Maths, Physics and Biology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DT - AIM conference, Camden Centre, London: Particle Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An day event aimed at A-Level Physics students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.aimconferences.co.uk/physics-jim-al-khalili/
 
Description DT - Also Festival: " Speed of the Universe." 
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 The Also Festival is the UK's best festival for the mind - think TED Talks in a field - a critically acclaimed festival that gets audiences up close and personal with exceptional ideas. Spoke about the "Speed of the Universe."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.causeuk.com/uks-residential-festival-ideas/
 
Description DT - Also Festival: "Our Dark Universe." 
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 A talk given to Festival goers about "Our Dark Universe."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/whats-on-news/warwickshires-compton-verney-hosts-uks-72632...
 
Description DT - Einsten and Relativity talk for Maths Millenium Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The talk formed part of a mathematics enrichment day organised by MMP with a special focus on encouraging the development of mathematical thinking. It was recorded on 27 June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://mmp.maths.org/tong-einstein-jun14-video
 
Description DT - How the Light Gets in Festival: What we don't know 
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 HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival. With 300 events and more performers. Talk given on "What we don't know."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.last.fm/festival/3992228+How+The+Light+Gets+In+2015
 
Description DT - Latitude Festival: "Secrets of the Universe." 
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 Gave a talk to festival goers about "Secrets of the Universe."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.neonlondon.uk/2014/03/latitude-festival-2014-henham-park-suffolk-17-20th-july/
 
Description DT - New Scientist Live, British Library "Particle World." 
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 Talk on Our Quantum Universe at the British Library, organised by New Scientist for members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/quantumworldlive/
 
Description DT - New Scientist Live, British Library: Our Quantum World. 
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 Talk given on: Our Quantum Universe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/quantumworldlive/
 
Description DT - Wilderness Festival: The Universe. 
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 to festival goers entitled The Universe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.wildernessfestival.com/wilderness/3dv8l0am/
 
Description Frontiers BBC Radio 4 Programme 
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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nq41t

podcast permanently available from BBC website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Guest posts on science blogs 
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 Quantum diaries survivor posts (readership in the 10 000s)

http://www.science20.com/quantum_diaries_survivor/ben_allanach_impact_cms_supersymmetry_search_global_supersymmetric_fits-76599
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Hosting CERN dinner at TED Global event 
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 40 notable billionaire CEOs, civil servants and prominent artists came to the dinner and were given presentations and talked to informally about LHC physics

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2012
 
Description House of Commons 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research presentation at House of Commons annual event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Internet TV interview with Morgan Freeman on holographic principle 
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 Internet 10 minute video segment

Will be available internationally on paid internet TV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview about searches at LHC in a BBC magazine. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview in BBC Focus magazine which deals with "Science Technology and the Future."

General information on the experiments being carried out at the LHC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Interview for Quanta Magazine 
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 This is an online publications to enhance the public understanding of research developments in Mathematics and the Physical and Life Sciences.

None..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview in the New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview to heighten awareness of Black Holes

Greater public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Interview with Nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interview given on the outcome of 2013 Nobel Prize in Theoretical Physics.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview with Plus Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interview given on the outcome of 2013 Nobel Prize in Theoretical Physics.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview with livescience.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report on talk given at the Royal Society:

"Before, behind and beyond the discovery of the Higgs Boson"

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview with the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview given on the outcome of 2013 Nobel Prize in Theoretical Physics.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interviews in UK newspapers, magazines on theoretical physics 
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 We have had many interviews on LHC physics and other topics in theoretical physics published in various magazines etc

Articles in the online and paper versions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description LHC promotional video. 
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 Took part in a promotional video highlighting the LHC and funded by STFC.

Awareness raising of the work being carried out at CERN and what the LHC is for and why this particular scientific endeavor is fundamentally important.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Latitude 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 A talk about Dark Energy.

Educational.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description MBG Newspaper Article 
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 Interviews with journalists leading to a number of newspaper articles on String Theory

Further requests for interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MD - popular science talk in Hackney and Tower Hamlets (STEM series) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Explanation of an 11 Dimensional universe to school children in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/md327/Perse42_new.pdf
 
Description MH - Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A practical demonstration of Solitons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MH - Cambridge Science Festival 
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 School age children, of all ages attended an open day at Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Demonstrated soliton activity in a large water bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/maths-open-day-cambridge-science-festival
 
Description MH - SET for Britain Poster exhibtion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An event for early-career researchers attended by MP's and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp
 
Description MH - SET for Britain Poster exhibtion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented a poster on research at SET for Britain in Houses of Parliament, an event for early-career researchers attended by MPs and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp
 
Description Magazine interview. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact It was an interview/blog post on creativity in maths.

To engage school age children in the creative potential of maths.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Maths Open day 
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 We hold a bi-annual departmental open
day, explaining our research to school children and the general public, including many children

These events typically
have a footfall of several thousand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2013
 
Description Numerous radio interviews publicising the start up at the LHC. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A number of interviews on national radio stations.

Describing to many members of the general public, the importance of the experiments at CERN and the LHC start up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description On going meetings with journalists 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Heightening awareness of particle physics work at the LHC to Geneva based journalists. This was arranged by the press office at CERN.

Subsequent interview requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Online interview with BBC 
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 Article about the validity of supersymmetry.

Awareness raising.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28218775
 
Description Open day to engage children/adults in physics and maths. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exceptionally well attended annual event. The HEP group creates posters, demonstrations, film, discussions and posters about "public level" High Energy Physics.

Creates genuine interest and basic understanding in fundamental physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Overall organisation of the Open day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Effective outcome and response by members of the general public to the HEP related information/demonstrations/activities. Attendance to the Faculty Open day is in the region of 2,000 people.

Creates genuine interest and basic understanding in fundamental physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description PKT - Einstein Symposium: 100 years of General Relativity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A general talk on 100 years of GR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description PKT - Einstein's Brane talk at Spanish Royal Physics Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk in recognition of the centennial discovery of General Relativity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Panel discussion at Duke of York Theatre in London on quantum physics 
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 Had a panel discussion after a showing of the `Constellations' play about many worlds quantum theory.


Answered questions from the audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Particle Hunting at CERN. 
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 100 approx primarily school children attend a general level talk about the LHC and the work carried out at CERN.

Promoted interest in maths, physics and general science to school age children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Plenary lecture at a summer school. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Plenary talk at a summer school in South Africa.

Information giving to under/graduate students at a summer school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public talks at South Bank Centre, Tate and Music festivals. 
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 Talks on different aspects of Theoretical Physics.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description QFT lectures 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on Quantum Field Theory has over 80,000 views on You Tube.

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description RRH - contribution to mathematics colouring book "Snowflake, Seashell, Star." 
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 A colouring book of mathematical shapes and a description of the shapes included.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://plus.maths.org/content/snowflake-seashell-star
 
Description Royal Institution Masterclass 
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 a Royal Institution
Masterclass on "Phase Transitions" to a group of year 8 pupils.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Royal Society summer science exhibition committee 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many thousands of members of the public come to the event, which lasts for a week

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description School talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks to school physics clubs on Principle of Least Action. Sparked discussion and teacher interest.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science at Music Festivals 
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 STFC grant, offering theoretical physics as an alternative
mind altering experience to a new generation. Thousands of people attend it every year

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Science specific BBC radio show. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Popular science radio show interview given to widespread audience.

Furthering public understanding of particle physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Scientific American 
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 Readership of Millions

Interaction with general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Several talks to schools. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks given on String Theory.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TC - General particle physics talk at Hereford Sixth Form College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A generalist talk about particle physics attended by about 4 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description TEDx talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One year on from the Higgs Boson find, has Physics hit the buffers? Given to an audience but also filmed and now available on You Tube.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TV appearance on US popular science show. 
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 Appeared in on Morgan Freeman popular science tv programme - Through the Wormhole.

Educational
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description TV programme on a beginners guide to The Cosmos. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV programme aired on the BBC so a widespread audience.

Greater level of public understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Talk at a local influential technical company. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at a Cambridge company who are a world leader in semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supply and as such is at the heart of the development of digital electronic products.

This specific lecturer was approached by this company to talk about "Dark Matter and the LHC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Talk given to Cambridge Festival 
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 Talk given to local music festival on the work at the LHC. Questions fielded from audience members.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk given to U3A 
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 Talk given on String Theory.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talk to Insitute of Physics - Lancashire branch. 
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 Talk given to interested members of the public

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Talked at Panel Event - Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk at Higgs Boson Panel Event for the Royal Society.

Information giving
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talks at public outreach conferences 
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 talks at Google SciFoo, at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and
the Southbank centre annual music festival and TEDex conference in Hungary about theoretical physics and the LHC

some of the talks are filmed and put on the web
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description The Guardian Open Weekend LHC talk 
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 200 members of the public came and listened to a talk on theoretical physics

N.A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The beauty of the Dirac Equation, public talk. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Well attended public talk at the Science Museum including a Q and A.

Fostered further interest in the importance of Dirac's work on Quantum Mechanics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Today BBC Radio 4 interview on maths 
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 listeners internationally on internet and nationally over radio waves at the time

podcast available on internet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Two talks given to Nrich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk given to a team of qualified teachers who are practictioners in RICH mathematical teaching.

May have an impact on educational policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013