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 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 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 also to new insights into strong coupling phenomena such as quark 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 hole solutions with novel properties that have possible applications to both the quark gluon plasma and poorly understood systems in condensed matter such as high temperature superconductors. Connections between M-theory black holes and measures 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 provides an important indication about the origin of density perturbations in the early universe and of the formation of galactic structures. Over the course of the grant there will be a wealth of new data arriving most notably from the Planck and Spider experiments. We will analyse this data and explore the detailed implications for a host of cosmological models. In parallel with the analysis of observational microwave background data, we will pursue our diverse model building activities, both based around inflationary scenarios and also alternatives. Computational modelling of early-universe field dynamics and structure formation will be carried out and we will also explore the possibility of imprints of quantum gravity on cosmological data. We will also investigate how astrophysical black holes can be used to test modified theories of gravity that have been proposed as alternatives to dark matter.

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: the RAs. 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. Not all RAs will pursue academic careers, however these are also ideal 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. There are strong links with geometry in pure mathematics, high-energy physics, astrophysics, space physics, 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. We have also been very actively engaged in organising international workshops, including representation on international advisory panels for major meetings. The RAs will take an active role in the organisation of all of our seminar series, which are beneficial to the RAs both in exposing them to broader aspects of research being carried out in the field, as well as facilitating them making more contacts in the field.

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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Afshordi N (2016) Critical geometry of a thermal big bang in Physical Review D

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Alexander S (2016) Turning on gravity with the Higgs mechanism in Classical and Quantum Gravity

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Alexander S (2016) Inflation and the quantum measurement problem in Physical Review D

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Alexander S (2019) Cosmology of minimal varying Lambda theories in Physical Review D

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Amelino-Camelia G (2015) Gravity as the breakdown of conformal invariance in International Journal of Modern Physics D

 
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 2014
Sector Education,Energy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description John Templeton Foundation
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 10/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description STFC Consolidated Grant 2017-2020
Amount £1,917,759 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P000762/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Visiting Professor at La Sapienza University
Amount € 9,000 (EUR)
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome 
Sector Academic/University
Country Italy
Start 04/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description MoEDAL 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution One of the 20 participating institutions. Theoretical work, data analysis, chairman of Speakers Committee.
Collaborator Contribution Carrying out the experiment.
Impact "The Physics Programme Of The MoEDAL Experiment At The LHC ", Int.J.Mod.Phys. A29 (2014) 1430050.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Simons Observatory 
Organisation Simons Foundation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Forecasting and analysis for S4 generation CMB experiment
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on design and building of next generation CMB telescope
Impact Work towards future publications
Start Year 2017
 
Description Present at the Lisbon Book Fair, 13 June 2016. 
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 Present at the Lisbon Book Fair, 13 June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
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 ``Theory of Everything'', 
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 ``Theory of Everything'', ``Instant Expert'' pull-out, New Scientist, 2013. Thousands reached. (Included in ``15 ideas you need to know'' New Scientist compendium of best articles, 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/the-collection-15-ideas/
 
Description "Inspiring Women" Colloquium Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Over 100 students came to a talk and social event for the encouragement of women scientists, networking and contact with senior women role models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "The world in 2076: The theory of everything is here - we think" New Scientist (16 November): 
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 "The world in 2076: The theory of everything is here - we think" New Scientist (16 November):
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23231000-700-the-world-in-2076-the-theory-of-everything-is-he...
 
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 *"World in Eleven Dimensions'', public talk at ''How the Light Gets'' Festival, Hay-on-Wye, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public talk at ''How the Light Gets'' Festival, Hey-on-Wye, 2015. Hundreds reached
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://iai.tv/iai-academy/courses/info?course=the-world-in-eleven-dimensions
 
Description *''M-theory'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public talk at the Einstein Legacy Conference, Queen Mary College London, 2015. Hundreds reached
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/conferences/einsteins-legacy/celebrating-100-years-general-relativity
 
Description A celebration of the centenary of general relativity 
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 Professors Jerome Gauntlett and Fay Dowker presented high impact talks to the general public celebrating the centenary of general relativity. Along with other members of the Department, I helped field questions from the general public during a one-hour informal drinks session prior to the main talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/eventssummary/event_28-10-2015-13-53-2...
 
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 Abdus Salam at Imperial College, talk at President's reception for potential donors, Imperial College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendees expressed interest in the theoretical physics group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Abdus Salam at Imperial College, third annual Abdus Salam Lecture, Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extensive media coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://lums.edu.pk/events/third-abdus-salam-memorial-lecture-professor-michael-duff
 
Description Appearance on The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, Feb 2016 
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 Interviewed about impact of fundamental science on our lives, in the light of the observation of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Appeared on Talk 2 Me Radio on gravity waves 
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 Interviewed about gravity waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in weeklt magazine Visão: "Não há génio sem senão". Vis\~ao, 1174, 3/9/15. 
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 Article in weeklt magazine Visão: "Não há génio sem senão".
Vis\~ao, 1174, 3/9/15.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview on BBC News Channel and BBC World News about the LHC restart and the MoEDAL experiment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC World News (Feb 11, 2016) on gravitational wave discovery 
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 A 5 minute interview on BBC World news about the gravitational wave discovery in late 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0702p3h/world-news-today-11022016
 
Description BBC explainer on General Relativity for Centenary 
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 Features as 5 minute explainer video on General Relativity linked from front page and science page of BBC news web site during Einstein Centenary of GR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34921000
 
Description BBC news website interview on "Simulated black hole experiment" 
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 Interviewed, and then response quoted on bbc website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37088877
 
Description BBC radio 4 news (Feb 10, 2016) on gravitational wave discovery 
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 A brief comment on gravitational wave discovery of late 2015 on BBC radio 4 news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zj4bz
 
Description BBC world news interview about gravity waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC world news interview about gravity waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0702p3h/world-news-today-11022016
 
Description Behind the scenes at the Royal Society 
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 Presented an exhibit on magnetic monopoles and the MoEDAL experiment at the Behind the Scenes at the Royal Society event 19 March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2016/03/behind-the-scenes/
 
Description Belief and Beyond Belief Festival - "The Big Bang and beyond" session, South Bank Centre, 4/2/17 
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 Belief and Beyond Belief Festival - "The Big Bang and beyond" session, South Bank Centre, 4/2/17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Beyond the Big Bang. Talk at the Science Library, Oslo, Jan 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Beyond the Big Bang. Talk at the Science Library, Oslo, Jan 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CHIN Radio, Toronto, guest of NOTAS SOLTAS - Talk Show. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CHIN Radio, Toronto, guest of NOTAS SOLTAS - Talk Show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cause and effect, debate at Institute of Art and ideas Hay on Wye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://iai.tv/video/unexplained-events
 
Description Cosmogony and eschatology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact `Salon'' talk at Brown University: "Cosmogony and eschatology" Oct 17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dar tempo ao tempo. Debate at the Centro Cultural de Belém, part of 25 years of the newspaper Publico, March 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dar tempo ao tempo. Debate at the Centro Cultural de Belém, part of 25 years of the newspaper Publico, March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dark Energy, debate at Institute of Art and Ideas, Hay on Wye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited Back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://iai.tv/video/the-dark-side-of-the-universe
 
Description Discourse at the Royal Institution, Sep 29 2017. Talk title ``Black holes and the fundamental laws of physics". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk in a major series of outreach talks held by the Royal Institution. They made a video which currently has 185k views on YouTube
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laKp1XeEF74
 
Description Disntinguished Alumni Speaker Series UWA 
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 to broad range of alumni. Much discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Editor in Chief for a day, on the 25th anniversary of P\'ublico, the main daily paper in Portugal, 5 March 2015. 3 articles 
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 Editor in Chief for a day, on the 25th anniversary of P\'ublico, the main daily paper in Portugal, 5 March 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
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 Friends of Imperial Theoretical Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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 ITN internet piece on gravitational wave discovery (11 Feb 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 5 minute interview, broadcast online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://video-itnnews-com-yahoopartner.tumblr.com/post/139117240423/how-gravitational-waves-work
 
Description Imperial Festival 
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 I helped represent the Theory Department at the Imperial Festival, a two-day public outreach event held by Imperial College London. We created a poster and some computer simulations introducing some of the research themes pursued by members of the department, as well as celebrating the centenary of general relativity. We then fielded questions and discussed with members of the general public over the two-day period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/festival/
 
Description Infinite Monkey Cage Christmas Special radio show + podcast 
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 Popular radio show on spacetime and science fiction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Infinite Monkey Cage radio show + podcast on General Relativity 
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 Radio show focussing on General Relativity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Science Festival of Rome May 2016, opening talk "Beyond Einstein". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International Science Festival of Rome May 2016, opening talk "Beyond Einstein".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview to New Scientist, with article featuring a paper with Afshordi, followed by over 100 press coverage 
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 New Scientist, https://www.newscientist.com/article/2113797-gravity-may-have-chased-light-in-the-early-universe/
Then followed by dozens on newspapers and TV pieces. Selection:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/28/theory-challenging-einsteins-view-on-speed-of-light-could-soon-be-tested
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32900/20161128/scientists-challenge-albert-einstein-speed-light-constant-theory.htm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interviews for BBC local radio 
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 Interviewed on LIGO gravitational wave detection for BBC local radio stations:
BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Somerset
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IoP 2016 Newton Lecture in Commemoration of Professor T.W.B. Kibble 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited commemorative lecture on the life and career of Professor T.W.B. on the occasion of the Institute of Physics' posthumous award to him of the Isaac Newton Medal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iop.org/about/awards/newton/page_38399.html
 
Description Linacre Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on particle physics and cosmology research at Linacre Institute Summer School for state school students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.linacreinstitute.org/about/team/
 
Description M-theory, talk for general public at Einstein Centenary Conference, QMC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interest from general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/conferences/einsteins-legacy/celebrating-100-years-general-relativity
 
Description Media interview Oc 2015 
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 Interviewed for an article in International Business Times
about time travel for Back to the future day Oct 19 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Monopole Quest exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 
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 on magnetic monopoles at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in July 2015. Approximately 15000 visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.liftapp.ac.uk/monopolequest/
 
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 Opening art exhibition 
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 Talk on magnetic monopoles at the opening of an art exhibition "Monopoles" at the Ugly Duck gallery 28 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://uglyduck.org.uk/monopoles/
 
Description Organised Stephen Hawking Talk at Imperial College 
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 Organised Stephen Hawking talk at IMperial. 800 people in attendance, over 30,000 people applies for tickets. There was various socal media events associated with this. Directly lead to donations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participant and workshop organizer at Sci Foo June 2015. Leader of the session: Is everything we know about the universe wrong? with Tamara Davies. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant and workshop organizer at Sci Foo
June 2015. Leader of the session: Is everything we know about the universe wrong? with Tamara Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in a round table on outreach, ``Raccontare la Scienza", magazine Il tascabile, 25/11/16, 
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 Participation in a round table on outreach, ``Raccontare la Scienza", magazine Il tascabile, 25/11/16,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iltascabile.com/scienze/raccontare-la-scienza/
 
Description Pint of Science talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk at Pint of Science event on cosmology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Playing Dice with the Universe, debate at Institute for Art and Ideas, Hay on Wye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://iai.tv/video/playing-dice-with-the-universe
 
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 Public Inaugural 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public evening inaugural lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Lecture at Imperial College for Centenary of General Relativity 
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 to 800 people celebrating GR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Lecture at International Centre for Mathematical Science, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 100 members of the public attended a talk in which I described my research and explained General Relativity
using meditation as a way of showing how it connected to their experience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Lecture in Faraday Lecture Theatre, Royal Institution, Lonsdon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk described my research on discrete spacetime and celebrated the centenary of General Relativity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RAL Outreach Talk 
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 Beyond the standard model outreach talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Radio Interview "Life Scientific" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fay Dowker was the interviewee on "The Life Scientific" with Jim AlKhalili on BBC Radio 4, discussing her life and work. The broadcast and podcast reach an international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pdzxj
 
Description Radio interview Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talking about my involvement in the ``Theory of Everything" Jan 16 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radio interview Nov 2015 
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 Interviewed for Radio Wolfgang about time travel Nov 3 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish/the-time-machine
 
Description Rai 3 Scienzia, ``Lo scienziato piu veloce della luce'', Interview for the Christmas Special 2015. 
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 Rai 3 Scienzia, ``Lo scienziato piu veloce della luce'', Interview for the Christmas Special 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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 Talk (London) Sep 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk ``Black Holes, Strings and Superconductors''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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
 
Description School talk on Sutton High 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 70 pupils and teachers attended a talk in which I described my research and explained General Relativity and how it
impacts on their everyday lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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 Science News article 
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 on magnetic monopoles in the Science News magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencenews.org/article/magnetic-monopoles-single-pole-physics
 
Description Science Uncovered (Natural History Museum) 
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 Participated in the Science Uncovered event at the Natural History Museum on 30 September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/science-uncovered-2016.html
 
Description Science for Fiction 
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 "Ending the Universe" to science fiction writers based on Higgs vacuum instability research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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
 
Description Talk at ScienceMuseum Lates, Jan 2015. 
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 ``A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking'' at
ScienceMuseum Lates, 28 Jan 2015. Three talks to 120 people each. Very enthusiastic response
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Arts Club Nov 2014 
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 Arts Club event "Ecosystems and Risk in Finance" with Lord Robert May, Nov 20 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Imperial College Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk ``Black Holes and the Unity of Physics'',
part of the Celebration of the Centenary of General Relativity
held at Imperial on Nov 23 2015. About 800 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLqBp0YC7tI
 
Description Talk at Kings College School Wimbledon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on gravity waves to about 60 people. Many discussions after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at London Mathematical Society Widening Participation event, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This event was aimed at increasing diversity in the students choosing to do PhDs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at NBC studios ``A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking" Dec 2014 
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 at NBC studios on ``A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking'', preceding screening for the film \
``The Theory of Everything'' Dec 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at Pint of Science 
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 "The Higgs boson and the fate of the Universe" given in The George IV pub, Chiswick
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/infinity-and-beyond
 
Description Talk at Queenswood Girls School Hertfordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 100 pupils attended which sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and the school reported increased interest in related subject areas." *
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at St Ann's School, Brooklyn NY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to St Ann's School, Brooklyn NY, USA. Talk on research in Physics to a high school class of about 25 students and school teaching staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at St Pauls Girls School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 50 Girls discussed black holes and quantum gravity following talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at the Imperial College Fringe Feb 2015 
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 ``A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking'' at theImperial Fringe
before a screening of the ``Theory of Everything'',
Imperial College, 19 Feb 2015. Very ntusiastic reponse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at the Royal Institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Takl on Gravity waves to 70 people. They loved it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk for British Science Association Cambridgeshire branch SciScreen event Jan 2015 
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 "A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking"
preceding a screening for the film ``The Theory of Everything'". It was a
British Science Association Cambridgeshire branch SciScreen event, Arts Picture House,
Cambridge, Jan 19 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk for Mass Interaction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion on the Beauty of Black Holes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to Physics society at UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to the UCL Physics Society on my research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk to physics teachers, The Prince's Teaching Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Several talks to new physics teachers on particle physics and cosmology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Talk: A Brief History of the Science of Stephen Hawking, at the ICE Summer Festival, Madingley Hall, Camrbdidge,Jul 9 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 200 people attended the talk prior to a screening of the Oscar winning film "The Theory of Everything"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The 20th Fermi Conference, Teatro Argentina, 5/11/15, "Vita e mistero di Ettore Majorana, genio della fisica", talk delivered in Italian to about 1000 high school students, at one of the most beautiful theatres in Italy. (Introduced by the Rector of La Sapienza and the Italian Minister of Education, Stefania Giannini) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The 20th Fermi Conference, Teatro Argentina, 5/11/15, "Vita e mistero di Ettore Majorana, genio della fisica", talk delivered in Italian to about 1000 high school students, at one of the most beautiful theatres in Italy. (Introduced by the Rector of La Sapienza and the Italian Minister of Education, Stefania Giannini)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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 The world in Eleven Dimensions Talk at Astronomy Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/AstronomyIRL/photos/pb.184088969455.-2207520000.1471737941./101544903799444...
 
Description Tom Kibble, Architect of Microphysics and the Universe - Talk at Beijing Normal University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation on the life and scientific work of Professor Sir Thomas Bannerman Kibble, given as a colloquium at Beijing Normal University, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Unnatural Laws, talk at Institute for Art and Ideas, Hay on Wye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Video Link, Understanding Abdus Salam, Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THaTsd3bEDY
 
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 WORLD IN ELEVEN DIMENSIONS, talk at Institute of Arts and Ideas Academy Hay on Wye 
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 Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://iai.tv/iai-academy/courses
 
Description WORLD IN ELEVEN DIMENSIONS, talk at Institute of Arts and Ideas Academy Hay on Wye 
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 Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://iai.tv/iai-academy/courses
 
Description When time stand still, debate at Institute of Art and Ideas, Hay on Wye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://iai.tv/video/when-time-stands-still
 
Description Women in Science Lecture in Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Over 100 students attended a talk and social event for the encouragement of women in science,
networking and contact with senior women role models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Worldcon 75 
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 "Destroying The Universe With Vacuum Bubbles" to the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, based on Higgs vacuum instability research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/worldcon75/en/w75/schedule/11307/Destroying+The+Universe+With+Vacuu...
 
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 reddit "Ask me anything" event 
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 On Saturday August 29, 2015, I participated in an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) even on reddit. This reached the front page of reddit, meaning that over a million people saw it, of which 18,000 to 20,000 people spent significant time interacting with the question-and-answer web pages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.reddit.com/r/iama
 
Description • Irish Radio Interview. The Pat Kenny Show, ''Theory of Everything". 
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 • Irish Radio Interview. The Pat Kenny Show, ''Theory of Everything".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description • - Asia Pacific Newsletter - 'Abdus Salam at Imperial College'. 
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 • - Asia Pacific Newsletter - 'Abdus Salam at Imperial College'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016