Particle Physics Consolidated Grant 2012

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The main objective of this consolidated grant is to continue and extend our core science programme through the exploitation of our data-taking experiments at the LHC and at J-PARC. In ATLAS we will seek to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson and to measure its properties. We will search for evidence of new physics including SUSY and Extra Dimensions. In addition we shall perform stringent tests through precision measurements of the Standard Model, including W,Z and diboson production, to confirm its validity at the Terascale. At LHCb we will extend these measurements to the forward region and perform measurements of CP violation and the properties of the B_s. At T2K we will make the definitive measurements of theta_13, study neutrino interactions in the Near Detector, and prepare for the antineutrino programme. Looking towards the future we are leading the ATLAS upgrade and we will continue our R&D for the LHCb upgrade. Our R&D programme underwrites the ATLAS and LHCb upgrades. Through ERC funding we are extending our quark flavour programme to rare kaon decays in NA62. For the future of our neutrino programme we are carrying out R&D in Liquid Argon tracking detectors and we are preparing for a future giant detector facility. We lead the LHeC proposal for a new electron accelerator and an experiment at CERN to study ep/eA scattering at the Terascale.

Planned Impact

Our innovations are finding applications of benefit to UK plc and the public. Highlights include:
1. Our joint projects with e2v on the production of sensor technologies has brought this UK company to the point it can bid for contracts against Hamamatsu Photonics
2. Our relationship with Micron Semiconductor Ltd has enabled the UK to retain its leadership in the production of detectors for a wide variety of applications for aerospace and reactor monitoring.
3. Working with electronics companies we have enabled them to bid for major EU contracts.
a. Stevenage Circuits, with whom we developed the LHCb VELO readout hybrids, have extended these ultra reliable processes for the ATLAS tracker upgrade.
b. Hawk Electronics who worked with us on the VELO, won an industry award, and is now bidding for large EU contracts (see http://www.hawkelectronics.co.uk/)
4. We are adapting T2K technology towards a robust, cost effective antineutrino detector for passive reactor monitoring. This IAEA promoted activity addresses non-proliferation security in an environment of Global Uncertainty.
5. Our LHCb VELO detectors have been qualified and are being installed as a permanent beam monitor at Clatterbridge Oncology Unit.
6. Collaborating in an EU programme we are developing a modular, mobile neutron detection system for locating fissile materials e.g. at ports of entry, an important contribution to Homeland Security.
7. Our new foray into ground based detection of dark energy using atom interferometers has attracted AWE interest and support towards further applications.
8. In 2003 we founded the AiMes Institute for exploitation of Grid technologies which had a £20M footprint and seed-corn funding from NWDA and the EU. As well as seeding e-business related companies and winning entrepreneur awards, the Institute itself eventually became a commercial, award winning company http://www.aimesgridservices.com/.
We are extremely fortunate to have as a member of staff Dr. Tara Shears wo is one of the most popular communicators of particle physics in the country. She is regularly interviewed in the national press and appears frequently on local and national radio and television. Tara is part of the public face of CERN and appears in short popular science films, one of which was shortlisted in the best popular science section of the national network NHK (Japan, 2011). She is highly in demand as an expert commentator on physics with a notable presence and following on YouTube and Twitter. Other members of our staff have appeared in ad-hoc interviews round the world including Greek and Russian Television and national press.
We work closely with the University's Corporate Communications Department to ensure that the particle physics message is communicated round the world. For example at the most recent Higgs announcement Liverpool staff members had substantial coverage in the press, including on the front page of Financial Times, attracting congratulatory comments from Hong Kong financiers, and on Radio 4 and Television.
The group organized a short workshop with our Corporate Communications and the Interactions Collaboration at Liverpool . We have a policy of ensuring that opinion makers, industrialists and MPs are invited to CERN and are able to discuss with students, technical staff and researchers. We have participated in the House of Commons exchange scheme where one of our staff members spends a week at Westminster and, in return, an MP spends time in our Laboratory.
We have an active programme with Schools, from Masterclass events and talks, inviting local schools to CERN and in the last 4 years creating a CERN based Summer School for the brightest pre-university students. We also run a 4 week Nuffield course at Liverpool for school children considering a career in Science. Phil Allport has played a major role in IoP activities and is well known on Merseyside acting as an official Ambassador for the region.

Publications

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Description The grant has allowed The group and the community to make the following important measurements:
discovery of the Higgs Particle,
discovery of Neutrino Oscillations (measurement theta 13),
negative evidence for Supersymmetry,
discovery of Pentaquark
The first two were associated with Nobel Prize and Breakthrough Prizes. These have vastly increased our knowledge about how the fundamental forces work and completed parts of the Standard Model of fundamental interactions.
Exploitation Route All measurement will be subject to further scientific study and underpin the national and international strategy for the understanding of fundamental physics.

Technical developments in sensors and detectors for the experiments may have many practical outputs.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Security and Diplomacy

URL https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AtlasPublic/HiggsPublicResults
 
Description These have been used for outreach and economic development of business. Cultural outputs include the Museum exhibits and the London Science Museum ("Collider"and the "World a Particle" at the Victoria Gallery and Museum Liverpool
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Electronics,Healthcare
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description CERN Scentific Associateship
Amount SFr. 94,380 (CHF)
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland
Start 07/2012 
End 06/2013
 
Description LAGUNA-LBNO
Amount £55,900 (GBP)
Funding ID EU FP7 Project Grant Agreement 284518 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2011 
End 06/2014
 
Description MODES-SNM
Amount £185,333 (GBP)
Funding ID 284842 FP7-SEC-2011-1 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2012 
End 06/2014
 
Description Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 fellowship
Amount £74,500 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description CERN Studentships 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN - Other
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint funding of PhD Students
Collaborator Contribution Joint funding of PhD Students
Impact Students funded
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) 
Organisation Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Creation of the partnership
Collaborator Contribution We have started a partnership in 2 main areas. First with the MicroSystems Division (CMM). Previous staff member Prof. G. Casse became director in 2016. We have expanded this to deep learning with their IT departmetmn
Impact Award of STFC CDT, collabrateion with Microsoft. This multi-disiplinary and impacts health.
Start Year 2017
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation Arktis Radiation Detectors
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation CAEN S.p.A.
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Department Department of Physics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation Government of Ireland
Department Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Country Ireland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation University of Insubria
Department Department of Physics and Mathematics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description MODES-SNM 
Organisation University of Padova
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Detector development and system integration
Collaborator Contribution Providing detector systems, electronics, DAQ, end-user evaluation
Impact Still ongoing. Major deliverable is a complete system demonstrator of a system capable to detect SNM in realistic conditions, to be evaluated at three different locations (ports of entry).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Advisor for BBC iwonder guide to LHC 
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 Advisor and helper with BBC iWonder guide to the LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpvkmnb
 
Description Antimatter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TEDxLiverpool talk on antimatter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/10744
 
Description Antimatter Matters 
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 antimatter at Gravity Fields festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gravityfields.co.uk/events/2014/matter-antimatter
 
Description Antimatter and literature open book discussion (radio 4) 
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 Debate about antimatter in literature following collaboration with Sara Maitland, who wrote a short story inspired by it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bg7gx
 
Description Beyond the Higgs boson 
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 given at New Scientist Live event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CERN hangout on LHCb 
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 CERN google hangout on LHCb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-nDHi-nhZo
 
Description Collaboration with artist Yu-Chen Wang for Broken Symmetries exhibit (FACT/Arts@CERN) 
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 Discussions with artist Yu-Chen Wang, a FACT/Arts@CERN Collider honourable mention winner, as a collaboration for the development of her piece for the Broken Symmetries exhibit. This exhibit is currently at FACT and will tour Europe and beyond after March 2019. Yu-Chen's piece documents her journey and way of understanding particle physics and very foreign concepts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.fact.co.uk/news/2018/12/artist-interview-yu-chen-wang
 
Description Curator tour 
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 Curator tour around FACT's No such thing as Gravity exhibit, which touches on the edges of scientific knowledge and fundamental laws.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dark matter (TEDxArendal) 
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 on dark matter for TEDxArendal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Debate with artists at Broken Symmetries exhibit launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate with two participating artists at the launch of the Broken Symmetries exhibit (arising from the 3 year Arts@CERN and FACT collaboration).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fact.co.uk/news/2018/11/liverpool-laser-talks
 
Description Debates around the nature of the fundamental universe, the scientific method, etc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How the light Gets In Festival at Hay; repeated invitations to take part/chair discussion panels - debates with philsophers, theologians and so on about the concepts underlying our science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Festival (Guardian Open weekend) 
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 in discussion on LHC results, hosted by Guardian journalists.

Now contact person for Guardian when there is particle physics news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Film (LHCb) 
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 Host of CERN mad film about LHCb.

shortlisted for NHK Japan film prize festival (2011), European Science TV and New Media festival (2012)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Forward physics at LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CERN courier article on forward physics with LHCb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/56208
 
Description Google Hangouts with CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAWstsYxOQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6wDzNgz7xI
Next on April 18th.

>46 000 people follow CERN's google+ page.
26500 'likes' following March 14th hangout.
Questions asked online via twitter and google+ and answered in discussion (and offline later).

Huge spike in number of people engaging with hangouts. All hangouts available on youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description How universal is lepton universality? 
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 News story for CERN website front page about LHCb lepton universality results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2014/06/how-universal-lepton-universality
 
Description International press interviews 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Irish Times (several).
Many international publications following antimatter/Angels and Demons link (2009).

Repeat requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012
 
Description International radio interviews 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews: 2009 antimatter Drivetime (Irel)
2010 3.5 TeV running: ORF (Austria)
2011 Higgs news Newstalk (Irel)
2012 Higgs Newstalk (irel), radio New Zealand.

Repeat calls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012
 
Description Interview for CERN 60th 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about CERN 60th for Inside Science (radio 4)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gwlln
 
Description Introduction to CERN (GOSH!) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact For CERN/Arts programme, at Ideasquare in Geneva.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to Particle Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact For CERN Welsh teacher's programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk; Liverpool teachers conference 
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 approx 50 participants from NW England and N Wales. Gave 60 minute talk and answered questions. Made talk available for CPD purposes.

Talk hosted online on conference website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Keynote speaker at New Scientist Live! 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote talk on "Why hasn't the LHC found anything new - or has it?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://live.newscientist.com/speakers/tara-shears
 
Description LHC for entrepreneurs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on LHC for the Entrepreneur's Organisation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://events.eonetwork.org/2014-geneva/
 
Description LHC latest news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TEDx style talk (at Thinking Digital) on LHC results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC latest news 
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 NE branch talk on LHC latest news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC latest news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IPO Manchester branch talk on LHC results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LHC news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Liverpool Women's club, talk on LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LHC news 
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 talk on the steps of Kings Place (the first in a new series of engaging the public outside)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC results 
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 Merseyside branch talk on latest LHC results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Latest LHC news (binary festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact TEDx style talk on LHC at Binary festival, Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Latest LHC results 
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 CERN google hangout on latest LHC results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=patQl22Ldn8&index=2&list=PLAk-9e5KQYEroNUYrWHAANKJL3LDz9-L_
 
Description Latest news from LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on LHC to IOP Manchester branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Local radio (UK) interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Various interviews around:
2008: LHC startup (18 UK stations)
2011: neutrinos (11 UK stations)
2012: local Liverpool LHC work (radio merseyside)

go-to contact for particle physics for several UK local radio stations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2011,2012
 
Description New Scientist Instant Expert event on the Standard Model 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Instant expert event; talk on the Standard Model
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description News interviews (Higgs) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 2011: BBC news, BBC news 24 filmed interviews.
2012: RTE news filmed interview.
2013: Newsround filmed interview (unused)

on BBC news go-to list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Nobel prizes /Higgs 
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 Blog to discuss the Higgs discovery and how Nobel prizes do not reflect scientific large scale collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://physicsfocus.org/tara-shears-peter-higgs-nobel-prize/
 
Description Our unfinished business with the universe 
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 Blog on what we want to find in Run 2 of LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.liv.ac.uk/2015/01/30/liverpool-view-unfinished-business-universe/
 
Description RS summer science exhibit 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 Exhibit under preparation for RS summer exhibit on theme of antimatter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Radio 3 Nightwaves interview (higgs) 
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 Discussion about science / philosophy with regard to the Higgs discovery.

Repeat invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Radio 4 Frontiers interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on LHCb physics and status.

Contact remade with same producer for Science in Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Radio 4 Material World interviews 
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 Interviewed 2009 - antimatter, 2012 - LHCb results and supersymmetry.

Now contact person for Thomson-Reuters (CERN) .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2012
 
Description Royal Institution 6th form lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lecture to 6th form about particle physics and LHC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Royal Institution 6th form lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on LHC news and findings. Estimated reach, ~200 pupils/teachers each time.

Invitations to give similar talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2013
 
Description Royal Institution evening discourse on Antimatter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening discourse, recorded and available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.rigb.org/contentControl?action=displayEvent&id=1563
 
Description Royal Institution talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2011: evening lecture, ~350 attendees. Recorded, lecture available online.
2013: invitation to give evening discourse (Sep. 2013)

Lecture available online on RI video channel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2013
 
Description Royal Society panel discussion on Higgs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal society discussion on Higgs, also recorded and available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2014/we-have-a-discovery/?utm_source=social_med...
 
Description STFC public lecture 
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 One hour talk on LHC results on day prior to first STFC masterclass at QUB.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description School talk (Wiltshire) 
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 Gave three talks on LHC results: to heads of physics in SW schools; to the 6th form; to the general public in the evening. Answered questions. Answered follow-up email.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Science Festival (Edinburgh) 
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 ~200 attendees for both talks.

Return invitation. Press report after 2010 talk (with Jim Al-Khlalili, Brian Cox).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Science Learning Centre LHC talk 
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 One hour webinar on LHC results to give A level physics teachers CPD. Q&A.

Lecture recorded and hosted on SLC website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science Museum LHC exhibit contributor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ongoing work with the Science museum (London) to supply LHCb VELO modules for use in upcoming LHC exhibit.

None yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Science festival (British) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talks on latest LHC results. Q&A.

Now on BSF physics committee. 2012 talk led to pieces in the Irish Times and Financial Times on LHCb CP violation results, Naked scientist podcast. 2010 talk led to X-change appearance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Science festival (Cheltenham) 
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 Discussion with Peter Higgs, Sergio Bertolucci about Higgs results. Will take place June 2013.

Will take place June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science festival (ESOF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2010 talk (sponsored by IOP) resulted in follow-up IOP coverage. 2012 talk (in conjunction with RIA) resulted in press followup, online video interview.

Online video interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Science festival (Hay) 
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 Panel discussion with Frank Close and Rolf Heuer, June 2013.

Will take place June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science festival (Manchester) 
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 Full room (~50) to listen to LHC results. Hours talk, Q&A.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Speaker on Scientific American cruise (4 lectures on particle physics) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 hours of lectures on particle physics; the Standard Model; antimatter; dark matter; particle astrophysics and the future. Plus one debate with a quantum physicist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.insightcruises.com/events/sa35/
 
Description Symmetry and particle physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 lectures on particle physics, symmetry to advanced general public, for Scientific American cruise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TEDxManchester 
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 20 minute talk, recorded, available online.

TED website highlighted talk in July 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The first second 
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 Interview for "The first second", for How the Universe works (Discovery channel)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Think Helsinki think 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Talk on LHC for Finnish TEDx style conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UCD 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 Schools
Results and Impact Talk on LHC and LHC results to kick off full day masterclass.

Masterclass repeated this year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description UK press interviews 
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 Interviews for Liverpool Echo, Wilts Gazette and Herald, Belfast Telegraph; FT;
Daily Telegraph; Daily Mail; Independent; Sunday Times; Guardian (several); BBC news online (several).

Repeat requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description University blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Contributor to university blog series "the Liverpool View" with particle physics news.

Invitations to radio interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description University open day talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talks on latest LHC news given to undergrad and postgrad open days.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2012
 
Description VELO/Science museum LHC exhibit 
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 Members of the group had first contact in 2012, did an interview in May 2013 from which they used snippets for the audio part of the exhibit. We provided two VELO modules and various personal details that were all part of the exhibit. It subsequently went on tour to the following:

9 December 2016 - 25 April 2017
Queensland Museum, Brisbane

6 August 2016 - 6 November 2016
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

17 October 2014 - 19 July 2015
Palais de la découverte, Paris

23 May 2014 - 28 September 2014
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

13 November 2013 - 5 May 2014
Science Museum, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Wellcome Trust discussion (Higgs) 
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 20 minute overview of Higgs to arts inclined public. Q&A.

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description What matters about antimatter 
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 blog concerning LHCb measurements of antimatter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://physicsfocus.org/tara-shears-what-matters-about-antimatter/
 
Description World service Science in Action 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on LHCb results and supersymmetry

None.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description World service interviews 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on Newshour; 2011 (neutrinos), 2012 (LHCb results and supersymmetry).

Repeat invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description introduction to particle physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact For CERN teachers programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description particle physics in 2 hours 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to international organisation of physics students about particle physics and LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.iaps.info/trips/iaps2cern/iaps2cern-2014
 
Description particle physics masterclass (UCD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact talk at masterclass on LHC/CMS/ATLAS/LHCb/particle detection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017