Proposal for UK Involvement in the Operation of Advanced LIGO

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

Abstract

Within the next five years, and before the end of the period covered by this proposal, Advanced LIGO (aLIGO) is expected to detect gravitational waves and hence open a new era in astronomy. In this proposal we request support for essential infrastructure and travel costs required to ensure that the UK maintains its place among the leaders in the field and its partnership within the project.

Through the design and construction project "Advanced LIGO UK", and building on existing strengths, the UK has succeeded in making unique and fundamental contributions to major aspects of the aLIGO gravitational wave detectors in the US, primarily by transfer of silica suspension technology originally developed at Glasgow for GEO600. The resulting suspensions are absolutely central in enabling aLIGO to meet its sensitivity target. During the first phase of operations, the UK supplied equipment has been installed and integrated into two aLIGO detectors. As a direct result, UK groups are in a position to exploit the rich science data that will be produced by these detectors and their observing partners during the current decade.

We propose to strengthen the UK position by providing the support and infrastructure necessary for full involvement in the operation of the aLIGO detectors and therefore to remain active partners in the user-community group, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), through which data rights are earned and distributed.

Of similar importance is the need to ensure that UK-delivered equipment and facilities for the aLIGO detectors are fully exploited to maximise the science potential of aLIGO. This is true both in terms of their implementation within aLIGO, and later when it is planned that aLIGO will be further upgraded.

The applicant groups are recognised leaders in the field of analysis of data from gravitational wave detectors. Novel methods were developed for searches with GEO600 and other detectors operational over the past decade. Leadership in this area has ensured that the UK groups have strong roles in all of the LSC data analysis groups that coordinate search campaigns, set priorities and validate results. This complements the similarly strong role that the UK has on the hardware side, in the LSC's technical working groups.

The UK membership of the LSC is considerable - currently 12% by authorship. The ALUK project and exchange of data from GEO600 have allowed us to leverage top-level project management positions for a relatively small investment in the aLIGO hardware. This is set out in our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LIGO, and includes a seat on the project Oversight Committee for an STFC representative and membership of the LSC Executive Committee. Of course we have full access to data and an equal share in the science return.

It is essential that we maintain involvement at the highest level as set out in detail in this proposal. We therefore request travel support for essential observing duties and resources to allow us to provide technical support during detector commissioning and operations. Analysis of the data requires access to high performance computer infrastructure. With the first detections, demand for computing resources is certain to be high. Therefore, to provide a solid basis for exploitation of aLIGO science data within the UK we request computing infrastructure resources commensurate with our membership of the LSC.

At the US LIGO sites - the LIGO Livingston and LIGO Hanford Observatories (LLO/LHO) - first tests of the completed detectors are underway, and in November 2014, just a few months after first operation, the LLO detector achieved sensitivity to coalescing binary neutron stars at over 50 megaparsec (Mpc) distance - well on target for initial science runs to start in 2015.

Planned Impact

In terms of academic impact, the immediate beneficiaries include the UK astronomy community - extending far beyond the applicant groups, who will gain access to Advanced LIGO data at the time when the first gravitational wave signals are most likely to be seen. In the longer term, the research will radically alter our understanding of the Universe, including information on the nature of neutron stars and black holes, and through opportunities for precision cosmology. This will benefit the widest astronomy/astrophysics community, internationally.

With regard to societal impact, cosmology and astrophysics are exciting areas and reliably excellent topics for public outreach. There will be considerable impact resulting from the discovery of gravitational waves and the burgeoning science that will inevitably result. To have a major focus for this new science in the UK should help revitalise public interest at a time when economic pressures could potentially fight against the growth of science in our community. There is no doubt that a discovery of gravitational waves would galvanise public interest at all levels from school pupils up, particularly in or around the Einstein centenary celebrating general relativity as a breakthrough in the understanding gravity, and the International Year of Light. An improved understanding of cosmology and compact-object astrophysics, of the most impressive and even violent nature, is bound to catch the public imagination, and produce demand for creative works such as television programmes. A concrete example of direct benefit of Advanced LIGO UK to the popular culture exists in the Science Museum, London, where pre-prototype test mass and the metal structural components of an Advanced LIGO test-mass suspension, both made available by the collaboration, have been on display for several years.

The earlier Advanced LIGO UK construction project brought direct benefit to several areas of UK industry both through the placement of over £3M of contracts, but also by pushing manufacturing techniques to reach higher standards of quality and precision required for our work. Examples include: optics, precision mechanics and electronics. In some cases these companies have subsequently been able to market the resulting technology, nationally and internationally winning substantial contracts.

Work carried out under our present Advanced LIGO Operations grants has included developments in the areas of grid computing, particularly in the field of authentication and access control - an area where the UK already leads. The current proposal will lead to further work in this area.

In summary there is a wide range of potential impact. The majority of these should start to be realised well within the duration of the project (it is more than likely that a discovery will be made during the period of this proposal). By the close of the decade gravitational wave science should be becoming mature, and the consequences for both science and its public understanding should have attained major proportions as one of the most exciting areas of new science.
 
Description GHammond Newton fund India
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R001928/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description MVVeggel KHaughian PGMurray IOP Scotland Outreach grant
Amount £2,477 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Physics in Scotland 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description MVVeggel KHaughian PGMurray STFC Outreach grant
Amount £6,300 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Science and Technology Funding Council - Investigations in Gravitational Radiation
Amount £4,360,741 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N005422/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK) involves transfer of the multiple stage / monolithic silica suspension technology developed for the GEO 600 detector to the LIGO detectors based in the U.S. Along with transfer of enhanced interferometric techniques this will create Advanced LIGO (aLIGO). We have provided all the main suspension systems for the three Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. In particular we developed and then provided the ultra-low-dissipation, fused silica suspension technology that enables Advanced LIGO to have excellent sensitivity at low frequencies, plus all the associated production and characterisation equipment necessary to manufacture, install and maintain the suspensions. We provide continuing support for the assembly, characterisation, commissioning and operation of the suspensions and related detector technology.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the ALUK enabled the associated project to be completed. Intellectual input, and design, procurement and manufacturing effort was shared among the partners. A memorandum of understanding signed by LIGO provides for access to gravitational wave data from aLIGO. The aims of the ALUK collaboration are to design and build detector components, and to assist with their installation and commissioning, and with the operation of the resulting aLIGO detectors. Collaborators provided design input to many subsystems of the project, expertise in procurement and manufacturing of precision electronic and mechanical components, and also project management.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description Advanced LIGO UK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK) involves transfer of the multiple stage / monolithic silica suspension technology developed for the GEO 600 detector to the LIGO detectors based in the U.S. Along with transfer of enhanced interferometric techniques this will create Advanced LIGO (aLIGO). We have provided all the main suspension systems for the three Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. In particular we developed and then provided the ultra-low-dissipation, fused silica suspension technology that enables Advanced LIGO to have excellent sensitivity at low frequencies, plus all the associated production and characterisation equipment necessary to manufacture, install and maintain the suspensions. We provide continuing support for the assembly, characterisation, commissioning and operation of the suspensions and related detector technology.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the ALUK enabled the associated project to be completed. Intellectual input, and design, procurement and manufacturing effort was shared among the partners. A memorandum of understanding signed by LIGO provides for access to gravitational wave data from aLIGO. The aims of the ALUK collaboration are to design and build detector components, and to assist with their installation and commissioning, and with the operation of the resulting aLIGO detectors. Collaborators provided design input to many subsystems of the project, expertise in procurement and manufacturing of precision electronic and mechanical components, and also project management.
Impact Silica suspension and coating developments for Advanced LIGO Characterisation of mechanical loss in synthetic fused silica ribbons Increased Brownian Force Noise from Molecular Impacts in a Constrained Volume Finite element modelling of the mechanical loss of silica suspension fibres for advanced gravitational wave detectors Investigation of mechanical dissipation in CO2 laser-drawn fused silica fibres and welds AIGO: a southern hemisphere detector for the worldwide array of ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detectors Precision engineering for astronomy and gravity science Violin mode amplitude glitch monitor for the presence of excess noise on the monolithic silica suspensions of GEO 600 Re-evaluation of the mechanical loss factor of hydroxide-catalysis bonds and its significance for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors Perspective: Gravitational waves: ``Invited article: CO2 laser production of fused silica fibers for use in interferometric gravitational wave detector mirror suspensions'' [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 011301 (2011)] Invited Article: CO2 laser production of fused silica fibers for use in interferometric gravitational wave detector mirror suspensions Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technological applications Fused silica suspension fibres for technological application Particle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGOParticle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGO Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research
 
Description GEO 
Organisation GEO collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided fused silica suspensions for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. We have also contributed to almost every other area of detector development, construction, installation and operation, and also to analysis of the resulting data. Examples include contributions to: detector topology and layout; interferometer sensing and control; digital control sub-systems; radio-frequency electro-optic modulation equipment; efficient photo-detection; seismic isolation; seismic monitoring; feed-forward seismic sensing and control; detector supervisory control infrastructure; detector calibration systems; low-level data collection and processing algorithms and systems; laser stabilisation and monitoring; environmental monitoring; data searches for continuous signals (pulsars) and data searches for burst signals (black hole formation).
Collaborator Contribution The GEO600 team collaborates with the GW groups in the USA (LIGO), in France/Italy (Virgo) and in Japan (TAMA300). As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, GEO600 has performed several long-term data runs together with the other gravitational wave detectors, in the search for the first observations. Financial support for the GEO project has been supplied by the State of Lower Saxony, the Max Planck Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Personnel costs are supplied by the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz University Hannover, running costs by the Max Planck Society Membership of the GEO is core to our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, training for our graduate students and PDRAs, and is the first destination for many of our technology developments. Membership of GEO was a step towards membership of the LSC (q.v.). Collaborators operate the GEO 600 detector to produce data. They archive this and enable us to access it for analysis and carry out joint analysis with us. Collaborators host our equipment at the detector, which we built jointly with them. Through exchange visits and regular meetings there is exchange of ideas on all aspects of gravitational wave detector design.
Impact Violin mode amplitude glitch monitor for the presence of excess noise on the monolithic silica suspensions of GEO 600 Bayesian techniques in precision optical sensing Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technological applications Fused silica suspension fibres for technological application Bayesian techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Particle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGOParticle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGO Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research
 
Description GEO600 
Organisation GEO collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided fused silica suspensions for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. We have also contributed to almost every other area of detector development, construction, installation and operation, and also to analysis of the resulting data. Examples include contributions to: detector topology and layout; interferometer sensing and control; digital control sub-systems; radio-frequency electro-optic modulation equipment; efficient photo-detection; seismic isolation; seismic monitoring; feed-forward seismic sensing and control; detector supervisory control infrastructure; detector calibration systems; low-level data collection and processing algorithms and systems; laser stabilisation and monitoring; environmental monitoring; data searches for continuous signals (pulsars) and data searches for burst signals (black hole formation).
Collaborator Contribution The GEO600 team collaborates with the GW groups in the USA (LIGO), in France/Italy (Virgo) and in Japan (TAMA300). As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, GEO600 has performed several long-term data runs together with the other gravitational wave detectors, in the search for the first observations. Financial support for the GEO project has been supplied by the State of Lower Saxony, the Max Planck Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Personnel costs are supplied by the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz University Hannover, running costs by the Max Planck Society Membership of the GEO is core to our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, training for our graduate students and PDRAs, and is the first destination for many of our technology developments. Membership of GEO was a step towards membership of the LSC (q.v.). Collaborators operate the GEO 600 detector to produce data. They archive this and enable us to access it for analysis and carry out joint analysis with us. Collaborators host our equipment at the detector, which we built jointly with them. Through exchange visits and regular meetings there is exchange of ideas on all aspects of gravitational wave detector design.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LSC carries out the science of the LIGO Observatories, located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana as well as that of the GEO600 detector in Hannover, Germany. Our collaboration is organized around three general areas of research: analysis of LIGO and GEO data searching for gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, detector operations and characterization, and development of future large scale gravitational wave detectors. As evidenced by our outputs that emerge from this collaboration, we contribute strongly to these three areas. In particular we develop low-noise suspension technology and design new optical techniques for the detectors. We also contribute strongly to data analysis particularly in the searches for pulsars and "ringing down" of newly formed black holes. One of our most significant contributions in the area of data analysis has been in the application of Bayesian techniques to parameter estimation in gravitational wave searches.
Collaborator Contribution The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC works toward this goal through research on, and development of techniques for, gravitational wave detection; and the development, commissioning and exploitation of gravitational wave detectors. Membership of the LSC fundamentally enables our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, and training for our graduate students, and is the primary locus for application of our technology developments. As the World-leading collaboration in the field membership of the LSC is vital to our ongoing research. Collaborators operate the four LSC detectors to produce gravitational wave data. With us they archive this and enable us to access it for analysis. The collaboration carries out joint analysis of the data from all four instruments. Collaborators host our equipment at the detectors, and also at test facilities at which we undertake joint technology developments, supplementing those we carry out in Glasgow. Collaborators provide training in the operation of detectors, and detector subsystems. Within the technical working groups set up by the collaboration, there is exchange of ideas on advanced interferometer techniques and topologies, on data analysis, on laser sources, on optics, including optical coatings and thermal noise, and on suspension technology.
Impact Silica suspension and coating developments for Advanced LIGO Characterisation of mechanical loss in synthetic fused silica ribbons Control sideband generation for dual-recycled interferometric gravitational wave detectors Influence of temperature and hdyroxide concentration on the settling time of hydroxycatalysis bonds Hydroxide catalysis bonding of silicon carbide LIGO: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Strength testing and SEM imaging of hydroxide-catalysis bonds between silicon Increased Brownian Force Noise from Molecular Impacts in a Constrained Volume Finite element modelling of the mechanical loss of silica suspension fibres for advanced gravitational wave detectors Investigation of mechanical dissipation in CO2 laser-drawn fused silica fibres and welds AIGO: a southern hemisphere detector for the worldwide array of ground-based interferometric gravitational wave detectors Precision engineering for astronomy and gravity science Violin mode amplitude glitch monitor for the presence of excess noise on the monolithic silica suspensions of GEO 600 Re-evaluation of the mechanical loss factor of hydroxide-catalysis bonds and its significance for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors Perspective: Gravitational waves: ``Invited article: CO2 laser production of fused silica fibers for use in interferometric gravitational wave detector mirror suspensions'' [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 011301 (2011)] Invited Article: CO2 laser production of fused silica fibers for use in interferometric gravitational wave detector mirror suspensions Bayesian techniques in precision optical sensing Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technological applications Fused silica suspension fibres for technological application Bayesian techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Particle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGOParticle Astrophysics - GEO , Particle Astrophysics - LIGO Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research
 
Description LSC 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LSC carries out the science of the LIGO Observatories, located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana as well as that of the GEO600 detector in Hannover, Germany. Our collaboration is organized around three general areas of research: analysis of LIGO and GEO data searching for gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, detector operations and characterization, and development of future large scale gravitational wave detectors. As evidenced by our outputs that emerge from this collaboration, we contribute strongly to these three areas. In particular we develop low-noise suspension technology and design new optical techniques for the detectors. We also contribute strongly to data analysis particularly in the searches for pulsars and "ringing down" of newly formed black holes. One of our most significant contributions in the area of data analysis has been in the application of Bayesian techniques to parameter estimation in gravitational wave searches.
Collaborator Contribution The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC works toward this goal through research on, and development of techniques for, gravitational wave detection; and the development, commissioning and exploitation of gravitational wave detectors. Membership of the LSC fundamentally enables our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, and training for our graduate students, and is the primary locus for application of our technology developments. As the World-leading collaboration in the field membership of the LSC is vital to our ongoing research. Collaborators operate the four LSC detectors to produce gravitational wave data. With us they archive this and enable us to access it for analysis. The collaboration carries out joint analysis of the data from all four instruments. Collaborators host our equipment at the detectors, and also at test facilities at which we undertake joint technology developments, supplementing those we carry out in Glasgow. Collaborators provide training in the operation of detectors, and detector subsystems. Within the technical working groups set up by the collaboration, there is exchange of ideas on advanced interferometer techniques and topologies, on data analysis, on laser sources, on optics, including optical coatings and thermal noise, and on suspension technology.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
Country India 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description STFC Newton-Bhabha: Capacity Building for LIGO-India 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Glasgow will be hosting a UK focused meeting in April 2018, also staff visits of colleagues from RRCAT and IIT Bombay.
Collaborator Contribution Partners are contributing staff for exchanges, Indian partners will contribute in-kind support of staff & computing time.
Impact MOU between UK and Indian institutes Collaboration agreement signed between UK and Indian institutes Just starting a print run of a book in general relativity, to be distributed to Indian schools
Start Year 2017
 
Description SUPA 
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed research outcomes, such as hyrdroxy-catalysis bonding. Another major area of contribution has been through lecture courses and workshops arranged through the SUPA Graduate School, and by arranging seminars by prestigious international visitors, and broadcasting them to all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Adopting a coherent approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives and funding opportunities, SUPA™ pools and enhances Scotland's strongest physics research areas and will develop as a world leader in physics, creating the largest group of physics researchers in the UK. It is also intended as a single "front door" for potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators. Major research themes being pursued are physics and life sciences, energy, astronomy, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear and plasma physics, particle physics and photonics. The alliance brings together internationally leading physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Enhanced links with the Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, have provided access to equipment and expertise, and continue to provide opportunities for extending research horizons, e.g. through the application of techniques we have developed for core research to other areas of astronomy.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize Research Merit Award SUPA Studentship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Berlin 2009 GWADW 2009 Amaldi 2009 RAS NAM 2009 GWADW 2009 RAS NAM 2008 Texas 2008 Moscow 2008 Schuster Colloquium Elizabeth Spreadbury Lecture RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship Wolfson Research Merit Award Tannahill Lecture and Medal LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal Rencontres de Moriond Italy Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics Member STFC Science Committee PPAN SUPA Astro theme leader PF PhD FB PhD KC Ugrad LO Ugrad RD Ugrad LM Ugrad LMac Ugrad AB Ugrad EWB Ugrad DF PhD ST Staff BL Staff HW PhD KB RA SF Staff KS staff LSF staff ZP Ugrad DH PhD RU Ugrad NH Ugrad MC Ugrad SL Ugrad NG Ugrad CS PhD OB PhD OB PhD MB PhD EJ Ugrad RM Ugrad RW Ugrad SJ Ugrad SL Ugrad
 
Description 2016 Public lecture Institute of Physics London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public outreach talk on gravitational wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016&2017 Performance of chasing the waves, Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chasing the Waves is an STFC-funded musical-theatre production which was developed for the Glasgow Science Festival. Several members of staff were involved, including MHendry, PMurray, and several PhD students (incl D Williams). they participated in panel discussions at the end of each show, for an "ask the scientists" dialogue, answering questions from the audience on issues touched upon during the production, but also general questions about science, and being a scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/chasingthewaves/
 
Description A+ project announcement KStrain SRowan 
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 interview to discuss the new A+ funding obtained and the science that will be carried out in this project and the potential for the gravitational wave astronomy field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47213202
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated in "Hybrid" by Aniara Omann (31 Jan2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in "Hybrid" a reading and performance event at Celine Gallery, Glasgow, UK, organised by artist Ariana Omann.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Laser harp at SUPA Annual Gathering (May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" outreach project for the International Year of Light 2015, and beyond. The project comprised the construction of a unique interactive Raspberry Pi based laser musical instrument exhibit, built in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art providing cross discipline connectivity and immensely valuable public engagement device that traverses all aspects of STEM/STEAM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Alan Cumming - http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html Laser Harp website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website for laser harp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description American Astrophysical Society Plenary prize talk JHough 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary Prize talk at the American Astronomical Society on the history of gravitational wave detection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Angus Bell - Researchgate blog - 15 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Post on the Researchgte blog discussing the detection of gravitational waves, with content from Angus Bell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/the-field-of-gravitational-wave-astronomy-is-now-real
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school to teach postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk to Glasgow Skeptics society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Up to 100 members of the general public attended the talk. After the talk there was a long time allowed for questions and discussions in which the audience could fully participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC World Service programme: The Forum - The Rhythm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC World Service programme for 45 minutes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlyff
 
Description BSorazu interview by Basque Country newspaper "Berria" 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed by the Basque Country newspaper "Berria" in relation to the announcement of the BNS signal GW170817.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.berria.eus/paperekoa/2412/010/001/2017-10-17/astrofisikan_aro_berria_ireki_du_neutroi_iza...
 
Description BSorazu interview by website Nobbot.com 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I was interviewed for the website Nobbot.com which is a Web by Orange (Spain) related to technology, social networks, business and culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nobbot.com/personas/entrevista-borja-sorazu-ondas-gravitacionales/
 
Description Borja Sorazu - El Correo - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on detection of gravitational waves in El Correo (general interest newspaper, Spain), including interview with Borja Sorazu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elcorreo.com/bizkaia/sociedad/ciencia/201602/13/esto-revolucionar-ciencia-20160212231207....
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish magazine published biweekly by the local council of Getxo, Basque Country (Getxoberri). The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International newspaper interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish national newspaper (El Correo) in relation with the first detection of gravitational waves and my involvement. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International popular science magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-authored 9 page article, for the anniversary of the first detection of gravitational waves, on the Spanish popular science magazine Investigacion y Ciencia (Spanish version of Scientific American). The article was selected for the magazine's cover page for the month of February 2017. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a more specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International television news report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report/interview by a Basque Country (Spain) national television channel (EITB - Euskal Irrati Telebista) regarding my involvement on the ground breaking first detection of gravitational waves. An international television crew came to Glasgow to interview me, and it was broadcasted more than 3 times on primetime news television in Spain. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Interview on online magazine of the University of the Basque Country 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview by the Communication office of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain) published on their online magazine 'Campusa'. The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a highly-specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Spanish translation of Science Summaries published on the LIGO website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I translated several of the Science Summary documents describing important aspect of the first detection of gravitational waves. These translations were published on the official LIGO detectors website. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - eitb - 29 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Borja Sorazu by Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB, Basque Radio-television).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eitb.eus/es/noticias/internacional/videos/detalle/3871464/un-getxotarra-equipo-descubrio-...
 
Description Bryan Barr Hong Kong Press Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Members of the Hong Kong print and news media (newspapers, magazines, etc) visited the University of Glasgow as part of a Hong Kong Press Tour of the UK. During the visit we talked to them about studying in Scotland, discussed the international scope of research and gave tours of our research facilities. The event was in the form of a lab tour with open question and answer opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CKillow public lecture "the new astronomy of gravitational waves" by Dr Joan Centrella, Director, Astrophysics Science Division, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was organised by CKillow as part of a summer school in July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cambridge University Scientific Society SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to talk to Cambridge Scientific Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival (2 events) SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at 2 events at the Cheltenham Science Festival on gravitational waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2018/gravitational-waves
 
Description DPascucci Q&A about research and scientific method 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The activity consisted in a meeting/interview with primary schools students (~ 7-8 years old) about the research with a particular focus on LIGO and gravitational waves.
The children showed strong interest and asked very good questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description DWilliams 7min of science 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Seven minutes of science is an evening-long event in which early-career researchers give short (7-minute long) talks about their research. There were around 125 members of the public and the university in attendance, many of whom had no science background. Daniel's talk prompted a large number of questions, both within the formal question and answer section, and afterwards, and a number of requests for further information about Gravitational Wave research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://twitter.com/7minutescience?lang=en
 
Description DWilliams Asto society talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow - an amateur astronomy club - about the history of gravitational wave astronomy, and recent developments. There were around 40 people in the audience, with ages ranging from 14 upwards. A number of the audience members were retired scientists (from non astronomy fields), and the discussion at the end of the talk was interesting, and a number of insightful questions were asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description DWilliams Infographics for detections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This project involved the production of "infographics" to communicate the important results of the detection of gravitational waves from the first two advanced LIGO observing runs. A total of five graphics resulted, which were each used as a component of the LIGO social media posts for each event, and in the case of GW170817, the graphic was included in the LSC press pack which was distributed to journalists. The reach of the material on Twitter was international - most considerably for GW170817 thanks to its translation into more than 20 languages, and the graphic was included in articles about the event internationally, making the total audience size rather difficult to estimate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://dcc.ligo.org/DocDB/0144/G1701538/003/find_factsheets_and_infographics.html
 
Description DWilliams Meet the black hole hunter 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Black Hole Hunters was a question-and-answer event during Glasgow Science festival, which Daniel was involved with through a Skype connection while he was visiting the LIGO site in Louisiana. He was able to answer questions about the detector, and gave a video tour of the control room.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/glasgowsciencefestival2017/adult/headl...
 
Description DWilliams UoE astro club talk 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Daniel gave a talk to the University of Edinburgh Astronomy club, with the audience consisting of ~50 undergraduate students. The talk prompted a number of interesting questions both about how to become involved in study in the field, and also about relationships between gravitational wave research and particle physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Dumfries Astronomical Society talk SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to talk to the Dumfries Astronomical Society about Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://dumfriesastronomy.wordpress.com/
 
Description Essex Astronomical Society Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves given to the Essex Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Festival of Physics 2018 (ABell, BSorazu, BBarr, ASpencer and others) 
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 The Festival of Physics 2018 was an event held at the Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh which was open to the general public and showcased Scottish physics research and technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.festivalofphysics.org/
 
Description Fort Collins Book Festival, Colorado (2 events) SRowan 2018 
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 Attend and talk at Fort Collins Book Festival, Colorado (2 events)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.focobookfest.org/speakers/sheila-rowan/
 
Description GEddolls - St Ninian's High School STEM Fair 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact STEM event in a high school aimed at S1 and S2 students. Their parents were also present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description GH - LBC - 11 February 2016 - 17:53:40 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LBC - 11/02/2016 17:53:40
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Dr Giles Hammond of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GSC science lates - 2018 - KHaughian PMurray CMessenger GEddolls ASpencer and others 
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 Evening event at Glasgow Science Centre about space based science. We had a stand to display some gravitational wave technolgies and spoke to all the attendees about gravitational wave detection and gravitationa wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/sites/default/files/Whats%20On%20-%20Space%20WEB.pdf
 
Description GSF Making Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the GLasgow Science Festival 2016, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland East - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland East - 11/02/2016 16:02:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland West - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland West - 11/02/2016 16:02:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 15:33:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 15:33:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 19:01:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 19:01:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 22:01:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 22:01:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW150914 - London Press Conference 
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 press release of the discovery of gravitational waves on Feb 11, 2016 at London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-hailed-as-breakthrough...
 
Description GilesH BAA summer meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational wave talk at the British Astronomical Association summer meeting 2016 at York. 75 members of the public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Kilwinning Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe / Gravity' to 15 S5/6 Pupils, Kilwinning Academy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Newcastleton Primary School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe' to 20 P6 schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH IOP Seniors group 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at IOP Seniors group, "Longitude and GPS" , 15 members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Lawthorn Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 40 P6 schoolchildren, Lawthorn Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Mayfield Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 30 schoolchildren, Mayfield Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Perth High School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 20 S3 pupils, Perth High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Woodlands Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 50 schoolchildren, Woodlands Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Tweeddale astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational wave astronomy to 30 members of the public at the Tweeddale astronomical society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH York astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at York astronomical society "MEMS Gravity Sensors and Tidal Deformation" to 55 members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH development of halo harp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2016, working with National Museum Scotland/IoP Scotland on development of a halo harp (laser harp) for the new science & technology building. This, and the prototype model has been used at multiple outreach events, following on from the International Year of Light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several researchers (incl. PMurray, KHaughian, MvanVeggel, DKeital) and several PhD students (incl. ZTornasi, BPearlstone, GLacaille) manned a gravitational wave stand. Here we described several different areas of gravitational wave research with the aid of our demonstration to the public and answered their questions. We also had lots of giveaways and sticker/quiz cards to help engage the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/projects/previousglasgowsciencefestiv...
 
Description Gravitational Wave Discovery Video 
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 A short podcast on the discovery of gravitational waves was made by Cardiff University and distributed via YouTube:
More than 12,000 views as of March 7 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcxt097G4Ps
 
Description Gravitational Waves for children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Night in Hamburg, Germany, and Open Day at DESY, Germany. JS gave a talk (3x) for children at primary school age explaining gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMartin Co-ordination of RSE Science-Startup Masterclasses 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A series of 4 practical, physics-based workshops run twice per year for a group of ~35 high-school pupils. Workshops cover 'How to be an Astrophysicist', 'How to be an Aeroplane Designer', 'How to be a Bridge Builder' and 'How to be a Rocket Scientist'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description IMartin JHough Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I Martin was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin Royal Society Hooke Meeting 'The Promises of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was lead organiser of a meeting at the Royal Society on 'The promises of gravitational-wave astronomy'. These meetings are awarded on a competitive basis, and have mixed audiences including members of the public and scientists from both related and un-related fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/09/gravitational-wave/
 
Description IMartin SRowan ZTornasi school work experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with a PhD student in the group. They also had discussions with our academic staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMartin Work experience school student project 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A school student on a work-experience week in the School of Physics and Astronomy spent a day observing research into optical properties of materials for gravitational wave detectors, working with my PhD student.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOP Festival of Physics PGM KH CK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Festival of Physics is a brand new festival celebrating the wonders of science, the power of curiosity, and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future.CK gave a talk on space based gravitational wave detectors. PGM gave a talk on ground based detectors.KH, PGM and CK manned the stand and discussed gravitational waves with the attendees giving out handouts, answering questions etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.events.iop.org/e/festival-of-physics-00eb9cb4cdbe4650b3193226d3b3a8c5/page.html
 
Description IOP Hertfordshire talk JHough 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves for Institute of Physics Hertfordshire branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOPS talk - JFaller - Physics of Sports 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivering an IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow. The talk was an hour long and was delivered to ~50 attendees. Afterwards, a 45 minute follow up session was arranged with one of the audience who had asked questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Iain Martin - RSE Start-up Science Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised science masterclasses to engage and teach children about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, by Martin Hendry, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Martin Hendry wrote an invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Autumn Public Lecture Scottish Engineering Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves, the detection and detectors to the engineering society. There was a long period after the talk to allow for questions and discussions in which the audience participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Colloquium RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A colloqium talk was given on gravitational waves at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Outreach talk Probus Longniddry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves to senior citizens with an interest in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016, Public Lecture, Institute of Physics, Open University, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves to teach people and enthuse them with physics and in particular, gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - AAAS Family Day - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Family Science Days at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Washington, D.C.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - BBC Radio Scotland - 12 February 2016 - 06:13:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 12/02/2016 06:13:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor James Hough of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough & SRowan 2016 IET lecture, Selex Galileo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on gravitational wave detection to the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough - 2016, Stoner Colloquium University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colloquim given on gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016 Colloquium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Warwick. Questions were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016, Colloquium, University of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Exeter on gravitational waves. Questions from the audience were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2017 Crighton Conversation talk, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To give a public outreach talk on gravitational waves and enlighten people on the topic. After the talk there was a supper with the audience that allowed for further discussion and questions to be asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough AAAS Family talk, Washington 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk a AAAS family talk. The aim is to teach and enthuse people of all ages about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough Apr2017 College of Science and Engineering public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture in Edinburgh to the College of Science and Engineering. It was a general audience and included school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/events/20170427-1730/prof-jim-hough-university-glasgow-engineering-cha...
 
Description JHough Feb2017 Crighton conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crighton conversation - Prestigious talk to the general intelligentia of the borders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough June2017 Erlangen after dinner talk Max Planck 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited after dinner lecture to the early career staff of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Erlangen). The meeting was at Ringberg Castle and there were 90 minutes of questions after the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Keynote lecture EU accelerator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to the EU consortium on accelerator physics EUCARD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Mar2017 Perth Astronomical Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Perth Astronomical society lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHough Oct2017 IOP lecture in Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to IOP in Oxford. Roger penrose was in attendance in the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JSteinlechner Painting Planets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact While painting paper plates and Styrofoam spheres, nursery children got some pictures of planets shown and some explanation. They were encouraged to name the planets they made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description K Haughian & P Murray - outreach at WIRED innovation awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set-up a gravitational wave exhibit at the WIRED innovation awards in London and discussed gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and gravitational wave astronomy with attendees at the event. There was a lot of interest and questions asked about the exhibit and topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Café Scientifique Aberdeen City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the Café Scientific Programme of Aberdeen University, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Inverclyde Skywatchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as follow up to earlier engagement, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian & PMurray - Outreach at Royal SOciety of Edinburgh Royal medal award ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibit on gravitational waves was set-up for the Royal medal award ceremony at the RSE.
Princess Anne came to award the medals and thus came to the exhibit. Gravitational waves and gravitational wave detectors were explained and discussed with Princess Anne and other attendees at the ceremony.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian - Space rocks Pint of Science talk 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An evening of talks and activities organised by space scientists working in Scotland.
This was a ticketed general public event and over 80 tickets were sold in advance.
I gave a talk on gravitational waves and got lots of great questions afterwards from members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/space-rocks
 
Description KS - BBC 2 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:32:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland 2016, BBC 2 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:32:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Moray Firth Radio - 11 February 2016 - 18:02:28 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Moray Firth Radio - 11/02/2016 18:02:28
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV Central East - 11 February 2016 - 18:07:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV Central East - 11/02/2016 18:07:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 18:00:56 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV West - 11/02/2016 18:00:56
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 16:11:36 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 16:11:36
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Tay FM - 11 February 2016 - 18:03:07 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tay FM - 11/02/2016 18:03:07
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KStrain ACTA SCIO Troon 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ACTA SCIO Troon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain EISF Gravitational Waves 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EISF Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain GSF Meet the black hole hunters 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GSF Meet the black hole hunters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description KStrain Inverclyde Skywatchers 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inverclyde Skywatchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M van Veggel - Member of RS International Exchange Grants Committeee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Grant review. This impacts on the stimulation of international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description MEMS - BBC coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact After publication of 'A measurement of the Earth Tides with a MEMS gravimeter' in the journal, Nature we received significant press coverage. Interview snippets were included on BBC radio 2 news, BBC radio Scotland news, BBC radio 4's inside science, BBC World Service's 'Science in Action'. There were also many newspaper articles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
 
Description MH - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 17:36:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 17:36:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 22:31:55 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland Tonight, STV West - 11/02/2016 22:31:55
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:42:20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:42:20
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:39:44 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:39:44
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHednry June2017 Cosmic Collisions lecture, Sanqhuar Town Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cosmic collisions lecture to 100 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendery Nov2017 IOP public lecture University of Salford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP public lecture at University of Salford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 IOP Lancashire public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Lancashire public lecture, University of Central Lancashire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - May2017 St Columba's Kilmalcolm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk to 100 pupils at St Columba's Kilmalcolm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry Apr2018 Public lecture Royal Scottish Society for the Arts, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public lecture to 70 people at Royal Scottish Society for the Arts in Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Aug2017 LIGO Salem Oregon Eclipse Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event in Salem for the eclipse. LIGO stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Science Forum, Royal Society London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Science Forum, Royal Society London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Cultural Collisions Exhibition, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto 
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 Gravitational wave exhibit Cultural Collisions Exhibition, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Dec2017 public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture, Dumfries Astronomical Club, Dumfries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry GHammond Dec2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at the University of Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Gravity Day, British University of Egypt, Cairo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravity Day, British University of Egypt, Cairo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry June 2017 David Elder Lecture, Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Elder lecture at Glasgow Science Centre to 180 members of the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry June 2017 STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STEM celebration talk at Glasgow Science Centre to 200 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry May2017 North Lanarkshire Schools Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact North Lanarkshire schools visit by S2 science students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 IOP Scotland Festival of Physics Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland Festival of Physics in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Portsmouth and Southsea Physical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Nov2017 School talk, Bishopbriggs Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Bishopbriggs Academy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct 2017 School talk Balfrom High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School talk to 100 pupils at Balfron High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Dark Matter Day reception, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dark Matter Day reception in Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Einstein goes to Hollywood public talk, Ardrossan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein goes to Holywood talk to ~30 people in Ardrossan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 IOP Scotland public lecture, Inverness Royal Academy, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture at Inverness Royal Academy to 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Popular lecture, National Physics Laborartory, Teddington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Popular lecture at National Physical Laboratory in Teddington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Oct2017 Public lecture Eastgate Centre, Peebles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Eastgate Centre in Peebles to 70 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry PMurray Sept2017 Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness programme, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture as part of RSE Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Public lecture at Festival of Ideas, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Festival of Ideas, York
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public lecture for Royal Statistical Society, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Royal Statistical Society, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public lecture to Inverclyde SkyWatchers, Greenock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to Inverclyde SkyWatchers, Greenock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Public panel discussion, Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public panel discussion, Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Schools talk, CREST Club, St Columba's School Kilmacolm, for RS Partnership Grant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk, CREST Club, St Columba's School Kilmacolm, for RS Partnership Grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 Lecture to Science Museum Trustees, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to 30 Science Museum trustees in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry Sept2017 School talk Sutton Grammar Schoolm London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to 200 pupils at Sutton Grammar School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC 
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 Gravitational waves exhibit at USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC. Estimated 20000 people at event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MHendry- May2018 IOP Scotland Physics Teachers' Stirling meeting keynote talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at IOP Scotland Teachers Stirling meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry-July2017 George Fraser Memorial lecture, Forres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact George Fraser memorial lecture to 100 people given in Forres, Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MartinH - Feb2018 Cafe Scientifique Francais, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to Cafe Scientifique Francais, Glasgow by MArtin Hendry and Laurence Datrier
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MartinHendry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The future of astronomical telescopes, Edinburgh University Invited public lecture at EPSRC workshop on "Big Data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Aberdeen Astronomical Society 08/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Aberdeen Astronomical Society in Aberdeen on Tuesday 8th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Association for Science Education National Conference 05/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop for the Association for Science Education National Conference in Aberdeen on Saturday 5th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry BBC Radio 21/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Great Scots who changed the world, BBC Radio programme, Invited contributor: episode on James Clerk Maxwell
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Barrhead High 13/05/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Q&A session with Advanced Higher Physics teachers, Barrhead High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Camden 23/08/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein Goes to Hollywood, Camden, London, Invited talk for Floating Cinema Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 08/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Celebrating Scottish Science, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Event organised by Scottish Government, Chief Science Adviser's Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Edinburgh University 28/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Faster than the Speed of Light? Edinburgh University, Invited contributor: the Science and Magic of Light
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry European Astrofest 06/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk European Astrofest, London Invited talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Glasgow University 25/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Glasgow University for Institute of Physics Scotland on Thursday 25th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry HMP Low Moss 23/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe talk - HMP Low Moss Prison.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Helensburgh Astronomical Society 25/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision, Invited talk, Helensburgh Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Highlands Astronomical Society 03/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision Invited talk, Highlands Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Hubei University of Education 27/04/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, Hubei University of Education Invited public lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry IOP Hereford and Worcester 14/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, IOP Hereford and Worcester Branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Kilwinning 12/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Reach for the Stars talk Kilwinning, RSE Schools lectures programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Leicester 20/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Stargazing Live panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moffatt Academy 27/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, Moffatt Academy, RSE Prize Lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moray Astronomical Society 04/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk for Sigma - Moray Astronomical Society - on Friday 4th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry North Inch Campus, Perth 19/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational Physics workshop, North Inch Campus, Perth, Workshop with AH Physics teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Pint of Science 20/05/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science of Sci-Fi , Pint of Science Festival, Glasgow, Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Radio Sputnik Moscow 12/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Radio Sputnik Moscow about discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Reddit AMA 13/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reddit "Ask me Anything" online session, Organised for LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Stirling Astronomical Society IYoL 09/01/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 09/01/2015 International Year of Light Programme in Scotland Stirling Astronomical Society Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry TEDx Glasgow University 29/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of TEDx Glasgow University on Monday 29th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Wisconsin Public Radio 16/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Katherine Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio, on Tuesday 16th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Zacatecas Science Museum 24/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture with the Zacatecas Science Museum, Mexico (by skype) on Wednesday 24th Feb.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria 10/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria on Thursday 10th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mhendry AAAS Meeting, Washington 
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 Exhibit at AAAS Meeting, Washington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry Café Scientifique talk, Cockermouth, Cumbria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Café Scientifique talk, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Dark Matter Day reception, Dynamic Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dark Matter Day reception, Dynamic Earth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Euroastronomia Lecture at University Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Euroastronomia Lecture at Glasgow University Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Gravitational-Wave Workshop, Split, Croatia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational-Wave Workshop, Split, Croatia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Gravitational-Wave public lecture, Split Croatia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational-Wave public lecture, Split Croatia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Scotland public lecture in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry IOP Yorkshire Branch public lecture, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Yorkshire Branch public lecture, University of Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Keynote lecture at Heraeus Conference on Teaching Relativity, Bad Honnef, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at Heraeus Conference on Teaching Relativity, Bad Honnef, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry Lecture at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Lecture to Ayrshire Amateur Radio Group, Prestwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to Ayrshire Amateur Radio Group, Prestwick
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Public talk at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory 
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 Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Public talk at Smith Library, Stirling 
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 Smith Library, Stirling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry Public talk to Caithness Astronomy Group, Castletown 
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 to Caithness Astronomy Group, Castletown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Public talk to Clydesdale Astronomical Society, Forth, Lanarkshire 
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 to Clydesdale Astronomical Society, Forth, Lanarkshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Lectures at Inverness College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Lectures at Inverness College
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to Higher Physics students, Craigmount High School Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to Higher Physics students, Craigmount High School Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Culloden Academy, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Culloden Academy, Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Inverness Royal Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Inverness Royal Academy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Millburn Academy, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, Millburn Academy, Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH students, Thurso HS, Caithness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to Higher/AH students, Thurso HS, Caithness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talk to N5/Higher/AH students, Wick HS, Caithness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talk to N5/Higher/AH students, Wick HS, Caithness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry RSE Schools talks to N5/Higher/AH students, Moffat and Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RSE Schools talks to N5/Higher/AH students, Moffat and Dumfries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mhendry STFC public talk, Abriachan Forest Dark Sky Site, Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STFC public talk, Abriachan Forest Dark Sky Site, Inverness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Schools talk to East Renfrewshire Advanced Higher students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk to East Renfrewshire Advanced Higher students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, East Dunbartonshire Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to Higher/AH Physics students, East Dunbartonshire Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Schools talk to Higher/AH Physics students, North Lanarkshire Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to Higher/AH Physics students, North Lanarkshire Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry Schools talk to Notre Dame Primary students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk to Notre Dame Primary students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry U3A Lecture on "Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe", Bearsden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact U3A Lecture on "Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe", Bearsden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mhendry U3A Lecture on "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Sevenoaks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact U3A Lecture on "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Sevenoaks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NKorsakova Inverclyde Sky Watchers 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk to Inverclyde Sky Watchers Astronomy Group about LISA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Five Live - 11 February 2016 - 18:10:12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Five Live - 11/02/2016 18:10:12
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norma Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Norfolk - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:00 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Norfolk - 11/02/2016 18:05:00
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:05:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PDupej 2018 Alumni school talk Slovakia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Public talk about LIGO and discoveries of gravitational waves.
This talk was part of an Alumni series of talks at a former high school in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The talk was about 1h long followed by a 30 minutes QA and discussion with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PMurray Listening to Einstein's Universe Talk to A-level students at Graveney School, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to A-level students at Graveney School, London about the detection of Gravitational Waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Physics World Interview on revised quadrupole formula 
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 An interview on the publication of modified quadrupole formula and its relevance to gravitational waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/jan/21/are-gravitational-waves-being-redshifted-away-b...
 
Description Physics World interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Phone interview about the discovery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/feb/17/indian-gravitational-wave-observatory-wins-gove...
 
Description Physics World interview on the discovery 
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 Physics World interview on the discovery of gravitational waves on the day of the press release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/feb/11/ligo-detects-first-ever-gravitational-waves-fro...
 
Description Physics World interview on the relevance of atom interferometry for GW detection 
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 An interview by Physics World on the feasibility of cold atom interferometers as gravitational wave detectors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/may/03/interfering-atoms-could-help-detect-gravitation...
 
Description RSE/MOST workshop - lab tour BBarr 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During a combined meeting/workshop between the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) I gave laboratory tours of our local facilities to Taiwanese researchers interested in gravitational wave interferometry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Institution auction and tour - 2018 - SRowan PMurray KHaughian CMessenger JVeitch MPitkin and others 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The royal Institution auctioned a lab tour at our facilities including a meet and greet with the scientists.
this involved advertising publicly the auction with a brief description of the work carried out in the IGR at the University of glasgow and also the gravitational waves work carried out worldwide.
The winner of the auction visitied our department for lab tours and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Society Partnerships grant conference JHough 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on career to Teachers, pupils and politicians at RS Partnership grants conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London Jul7 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The summer science exhibition is an event which lasted over a week. We had an exhibition stand displaying the gravitational wave research carried out in the UK. This was a stand organised by several institutions across the UK. The Glasgow people involved were Martin Hendry, James Hough, Sheila Rowan, Peter Murray, Karen Haughian, Marielle van Veggel and Natalia Korsakova. The purpose of the event is to tell the general public and school groups about the gravitational wave research that is going on in the UK. This is done through discussions and demonstrations of the technology, games and freebies. MPs alos attended the event and tweeted about our stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition
 
Description SHeng Tsinghua University news conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I presented at a news conference at Tsinghua University on GW170817 Oct 17 and answered questions from journalists. The press conference was streamed live over the internet with at least 50,000 live viewers and I think half a million follow-up views (but I am not very sure about this). I am aware of at least one newspaper article written about me, resulting from the Tsinghua interview, and at least one article circulated over the Chinese social media (WeChat).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR - BBC 1 - 11 February 2016 - 18:01:48 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBC 1 - 11/02/2016 18:01:48
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC 1 - 11 February 2016 - 22:02:00 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 - 11/02/2016 22:02:00
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC Radio 4 - 11 February 2016 - 16:37:37 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 - 11/02/2016 16:37:37
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC Radio 4 - 11 February 2016 - 21:08:59 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 - 11/02/2016 21:08:59
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR - BBC World Service - 11 February 2016 - 20:34:12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC World Service - 11/02/2016 20:34:12
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Ailsa Sparkes Memorial Lecture 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The (Inaugural) Ailsa Sparkes Memorial Lecture, Edinburgh. This talk discussed the discovery, the status of observations since then, plans for the global network of advanced gravitational wave detectors and what the future of the field might look like. This resulted in enhanced recognition of the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sheila Rowan on gravitational waves - The Life Scientific, BBC Radio 4 and the Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR BBC Sky at Night 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Lintott Interviews Prof Sheila Rowan about Gravitational Waves on The Sky at Night, BBC Four, 6 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qtb7s
 
Description SR BBC World service The Science Hour 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on The Science Hour, BBC World Service, Mon 20 Jun 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xzcyc
 
Description SR CuWIP Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to a dedicated conference for undergraduate women in physics. many questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/confs/cuwip2015/
 
Description SR Higgs lecture 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The fifth annual Higgs Lecture - 'Gravitational waves: prospects for a new astronomy'. Resulting in enhanced recognition of the group and field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SR IAU Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture at the International Astronomical Union Symposium, Slovenia September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR RSE/CaSE Lecture 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact RSE/CaSE Lecture, Royal Society of Edinburgh October 2016 .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Royal Institution 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture, The Royal Institution, May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR SSERC AGM 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the SSERC AGM, Dunfermline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR Society for Popular Astronomy 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the London meeting of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR TEDx CERN 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at TEDx (CERN, November 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SR and NR - NAKED ASTRONOMY podcast - 25 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast describing the discovery of gravitational waves, with Sheila Rowan and Norna Robertson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/astronomy/show/20160225-1/
 
Description SRowan BBC Radio 4 Colliding Neutron Stars, Krakatoa, Centigrade vs Celsius 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Adam Rutherford talks to astrophysicists about the astronomical discovery of the year, if not the last couple of decades: the collision of two neutron stars and the cosmic gold-forging aftermath. The discovery of this long-hypothesized event on 17th August came from the much awaited marriage of the capabilities of the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and Virgo with those of ground-based and space-based telescopes. Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University, Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow and Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester take Inside Science through the story. BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098bt42
 
Description SRowan Buzzfeed third detection (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Buzzfeed News article about the third confirmed detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/scientists-have-seen-two-more-black-holes-colliding-so
 
Description SRowan David Elder lecture 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics. The David Elder lecture series presents a line-up of fascinating talks by expert astronomers at the cutting edge of their fields of research. This lecture series continues the tradition of monthly astronomy lectures in Glasgow which began with the first David Elder Lecture in 1905, 112 years ago! 31 Jan 2018, Prof. Sheila Rowan "Gravitational waves - turning on the soundtrack to the Universe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/adult-events/david-elder-lectures/past-lectures
 
Description SRowan IFL Science 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with IFL Science about the third gravitational wave detection (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.iflscience.com/space/gravitational-waves-observed-for-a-third-time/
 
Description SRowan John Porter Memorial Lecture IoP Liverpool 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For the 2017 John Porter Memorial Lecture, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, Professor Sheila Rowan will talk about the decades-long search for gravitational waves, the exciting recent first discoveries, and the future of gravitational wave astronomy.
In this public talk, Professor Rowan will tell the story behind the discoveries, talk about some of the extreme objects that produce the Waves, and look into the future of gravitational wave astronomy and the new window it opens up into the universe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Forensics Centre in Dundee; D'Arcy Thompson centenary; Scottish science adviser; Coffee and climate 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicist Sheila Rowan has been the Chief Science Adviser to the Scottish Government for just over a year. Adam asks her about the role and how she deals with controversial issues such as GM crops. BBC Radio 4 Inside Science (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tvjk5
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Gravity wave breakthrough, The antibiotic pipeline, Microbial waste recycling, Fausto - an AI opera 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The gravitational waves produced by two massive black holes colliding have for the first time been detected by three gravitational wave detectors. Professor Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow explains the importance of this new three way observation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095pttk
 
Description SRowan Radio 4 Scottish Science Special Today programme 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 (Inside Science, Scottish Science Special; The curious cases of Rutherford and Fry; The Today Programme).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08svw56
 
Description SRowan STV Nobel Prize announcement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short interview with STV News about the announcement of the Nobel Prize for the detection of gravitational waves (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://stv.tv/news/west-central/1399075-scots-scientists-celebrate-nobel-prize-contribution/
 
Description SRowan World Service Antibiotic Resistance 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The gravitational waves produced by two massive black holes colliding two billion years ago have been detected by three gravitational wave detectors for the first time. Professor Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow explains the importance of this new three way observation. BBC World Service Inside Science (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv1fb
 
Description SRowan World Service Black Hole and Sonic Weapons - Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicist Sheila Rowan explains how we know invisible black holes actually exist. Plus cosmologist Andrew Pontzen is on hand to help cook one up. Broadcast on BBC World Service (2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswd1v
 
Description SRowan World Service Stars Colliding 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Astrophysicists Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University and Sheila Rowan of the University of Glasgow discuss the astronomical discovery of the year, if not the last couple of decades: the collision of two neutron stars and the cosmic gold-forging aftermath. The discovery of this long-hypothesized event on 17th August came from the much awaited marriage of the capabilities of the gravitational wave detectors LIGO and Virgo with those of ground-based and space-based telescopes. BBC World Service The Science Hour
(2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv1ff
 
Description SRowan and KStrain Edinburgh Science Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event on gravitational waves at the Edinburgh Science Festival with two University of Glasgow physicists who played key roles in their discovery - Ken Strain and Sheila Rowan, Scientific Advisor to the Scottish government. The event was in the National Museums of Scotland. The audience asked loads of good questions like: What happens when a gravitational wave hits a black hole?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://marcuschown.com/2017/04/edinburgh-science-festival-13-april-8pm/
 
Description Science and Society Lecture, University of Liverpool SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Give tScience and Society Lecture at the University of Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Strathallan School visit SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited to Strathallan School to talk to the students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on gravitational waves to STFC staff at Daresbury lab JHough 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave an outreach talk on gravitationalw waves and their detectionto STFC staff at Daresbury lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Royal Institution, 'in conversation with' SRowan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational waves and beyond: In conversation with Sheila Rowan talk for Royal Institution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/april/patron-gravitational-waves-and-beyond
 
Description Translating GW outreach material - SHuttner 2018 
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 Materal is produced by the Education and Public Outreach group within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. These were translated into different languages in order to be distributed further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI launch event 2018 - KHaughian KToland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKRI had a launch event in London in May 2018. Each of the 8 individual research councils selected an area of research which they would like to showcase. STFC chose gravitational waves. " members of the IGR from the University of Glasgow attended the event with a GEO600 detector suspension and discussed gravitational waves research with the invited attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of West of Scotland Science Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to give an 'Inspiring Women' talk at UWS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://healthlifesciences.uws.ac.uk/2019/01/07/professor-sheila-rowan-mbe-on-making-waves-in-science...