Sussex Experimental Particle Physics 2015 Consolidated Grant

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: Sch of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Abstract

The Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group is involved in various strands of Particle Physics: the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider; the SNO+ neutrino experiment at SNOLAB in Canada; the nEDM experiment at PSI, Zurich, Switzerland; the NOvA experiment and other future long-baseline neutrino projects at FNAL, Chicago, USA. All of these experiments probe some of the most fundamental properties of Nature, seeking to find evidence for new physics phenomena. Sussex makes leading contributions to the analysis of ATLAS data, searching for evidence of supersymmetry (SUSY) in proton-proton interactions, focusing on the search for electroweak SUSY particles, known as charginos and neutralinos, and of the supersymmetric scalar partners of the top quark. The discovery of supersymmetry would not only provide evidence for the existence of new physics, but also potentially establish a link between particle physics and cosmology, by uncovering the nature of the elusive Dark Matter in our universe. Sussex also makes important contribution to the ATLAS trigger system (which acts like the experiment's "brain") -- through participation in trigger operations and in the development and maintenance of core software for the trigger system. The group is also involved in preparations for future upgrades of the ATLAS trigger system. Sussex provides substantial intellectual leadership in the ongoing search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron. Finding an EDM would represent unambiguous evidence for physics beyond the SM; conversely, the absence of any EDM, at the sensitivity for which we are aiming, would provide severe constraints on models of new physics. This work also provides a link to cosmology, since the size of any neutron EDM is determined by the same CP-violating mechanism that underlies the dominance of matter over antimatter in the Universe. Sussex plays a crucial role in the field of neutrino physics, through participation in the SNO+ and NOvA experiments, and through involvement in the future programme of long-baseline neutrinos in the USA. On SNO+, Sussex leads calibration and the dataflow activities and is involved in preparations for physics analysis, with focus on the crucial neutrinoless double-beta decay analysis. This could both determine the mass of the neutrino and answer the long-standing question of whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle. The group has a major role in the analysis of NOvA data and is becoming involved in LBNE/LBNF via contributions to the data-acquisition software and liquid argon time-projection chamber prototypes.

Planned Impact

Members of Sussex Experimental Particle Physics (EPP) group have leading involvement in three high-priority areas of experimental particle physics: LHC physics (ATLAS); neutrino physics; and precision measurements of the properties of the neutron. Secondary research activities of the group include detector R&D for future experiments, and Grid computing. The blue-skies research at the heart of Sussex EPP's activities resonates very favourably with the general public, as demonstrated by regular coverage in national and international media. Experimental particle physics is also the kind of science that tends to attract talented undergraduates to study physics or other science subjects at university level. Therefore, building on our strengths, our impact agenda focuses in large part around public engagement and graduate training. In parallel to these core priorities, the group is dedicated to exploring the potential for extension of state-of-the-art particle physics experimental techniques to other fields, with particular interest in medical physics applications. The group is fortunate to have a number of experienced science communicators; we continue to nurture these skills in our young members, providing speakers and demonstrators to national and international science outreach events such as the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, CERN Open Days, and TEDx. In 2013 and 2014, in collaboration with other UK experimental particle physics groups involved in LHC physics. In 2013, we contributed to the "Discovering the Higgs Boson" stand (Birmingham-led), for which Sussex researchers and technicians (De Santo, Salvatore, White) designed and realized an electronic display of an ATLAS detector "slice". This was animated using purpose-built electronics, and was used to explain the principles of particle detection at a collider. For the 2014 edition of the exhibition, we took part in "The Higgs boson: what next?" stand (co-led by Edinburgh and Birmingham led). For this, De Santo and Salvatore designed and realized a set of soft toys, the "Sussex SUSY Softies", which became very popular at the exhibition and on social media. They became the most "re-tweeted" item on the ATLAS Twitter account (which has more than 20,000 followers) during the week of the 2014 Royal Society exhibition, and had a guest appearance at the 2014 European Researchers' Night in Glasgow. The activities used for the 2013 and 2014 Royal Society exhibitions were also displayed at the 2014 Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, and at the 2014 Brighton Science Festival. More appearances are planned for other science fairs in 2015 and beyond. Another high-impact, Sussex-led public engagement activity is the LHC Sound project, led by Asquith. She has worked with sound engineers on the "sonification" of LHC data, where particles going through different detector layers are each associated to a different sound with a different pitch/volume/timbre according to their momentum/position/type. The project, which was originally funded by an STFC small award in 2010, has caught the attention of the media and the general public. In 2013 Asquith was invited to give a TEDx talk in Zurich, and she gave a public talk at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the same year. In 2014 Asquith gave a public talk on the LHC Sound project at the "A Particle Physics Evening", held at UCL during the BOOST14 conference. Asquith and other Sussex physicists and engineers are currently collaborating with a blind Sussex undergraduate, Daniel Hajas, exploring the potential for incorporating sonification into a tactile event display for non-visual graphics. De Santo and Leming have collaborated with STFC-RAL and Surrey, on the investigation of Particle Physics Experimental Techniques Applied to Time-of-Flight Positron-Electron Tomography. The potential continuation of this project, and its future impact, is being explored with our IPS fellow, Hayhurst.

Publications

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Aaboud M (2019) Modelling radiation damage to pixel sensors in the ATLAS detector in Journal of Instrumentation

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Aaboud M (2018) Search for heavy resonances decaying into in the final state in collisions at with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

 
Title Semiconductor's HALO 
Description HALO installation by artist duo Semiconductor https://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/ (with input from Sutton and De Santo) 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact HALO was the 2018 Audemars Piguet commission and centrepiece installation at Art Basel 2018. 
URL https://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/
 
Description Membership of STFC's 2016-17 Balancing of the Programme - De Santo, as non-core member of STFC Science Board (PPAN area)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Membership of a guideline committee - Membership of STFC's 2017-18 Theory Review - De Santo, as non-core member of STFC Science Board (PPAN area)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Royal Society Science Policy Expert Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://royalsociety.org/about-us/committees/science-policy-advisory-group/
 
Description DUNE UK Production Project
Amount £875,022 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/S003568/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description DUNE: Pre-Construction Phase
Amount £72,369 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000085/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Extension to Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship for Policy Secondment
Amount £19,620 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Hierarchical High Dimensional Clustering for Network Security
Amount £90,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000190/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description IPPP Associateship (Antonella De Santo)
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Department Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description IPPP Associateship (Lily Asquith)
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham University 
Department Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description RSE/STFC Enterprise Fellowship 2017
Amount £44,303 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Royal Society Research Fellows Enhancement Award
Amount £100,878 (GBP)
Funding ID RGF\EA\180165 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description STFC IAA
Amount £6,150 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description STFC IAA 2016/2017 - tranche 2
Amount £14,500 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description STFC Public Engagement Large Award
Amount £38,562 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000379/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Support for the ATLAS Inner Detector Trigger
Amount £58,410 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/T007257/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description ATLAS Collaboration - CERN 
Organisation ATLAS Experiment
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Commissioning of the experiment; simulation, reconstruction and analysis software development and maintenance; development and validation of jet reconstruction and performance; data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Commissioning of the experiment; simulation, reconstruction and analysis software development and maintenance; development and validation of jet reconstruction and performance; data analysis.
Impact Most of my publications (about 500) are coming out of this collaboration
 
Description ATLAS Collaboration, CERN 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN LHC ATLAS
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ATLAS is one of the genera-purpose detectors at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Sussex is one of the institute participating in ATLAS, including in view of future experimental upgrades. We are contributing to the design of a tracking level-1 trigger for ATLAS for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators from other ATLAS institutes are also contributing to the design of the upgraded ATLAS trigger for the HL-LHC.
Impact http://atlas.web.cern.ch/
Start Year 2009
 
Description DUNE collaboration 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department DUNE
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution R&D towards the DUNE experiment.
Collaborator Contribution R&D towards the DUNE experiment.
Impact Progress towards realising the DUNE experiment. The US DOE has approved construction of the Far detector facility.
Start Year 2015
 
Description MINOS 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Calibration hardware; analysis
Collaborator Contribution Neutrino beam, detectors... everything else needed for this groundbreaking neutrino-oscillation experiment
Impact Many academic papers.
 
Description SNO+ 
Organisation Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Calibration methods, hardware and software, data quality and run selection, data flow design and hardware, physics analyses
Collaborator Contribution Various
Impact Scientific papers; impact in the form of a spin-out company
Start Year 2009
 
Title Light Pulse Generating Circuits and Systems 
Description In this patent, we protect the novel technology developed for the SNO+ experiment and successfully used in the DEAP0-3600 experiment. 
IP Reference GB1707768.6 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact We are in the process of spinning out a company, PulserOptics.com
 
Description Blog entry on international ATLAS experiments blog page 
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 A blog entry ("The Art of Physics") on the highly visible blog of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The blog entry was on my experience collaborating with artists. In the weeks following its release, my blog entry was attracting the highest media traffic for the ATLAS experiment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://atlas.cern/updates/atlas-blog/art-physics
 
Description Brighton 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 For the third year in a row we participated to the Brighton Science Festival. This is part of a month-long series of events linked to science that happen in Brighton and are intended for the general public. Around 1000 people visited our stand, which had several demonstrators to show how high energy physics works. Most of the people manning the stand were PhD students and post-docs, which loved the activity and recognised the importance of it for the wider audience and for their development of transferable skills. Several people who visited the stand had been visiting it also in previous years and, from informal discussions, they were all very interested in knowing the advancement of the field year on year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Brighton 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 Again this year we had a lot of engagement from the general public with our stand at the Science Festival. This year we discussed all the new results in modern physics, including the recent results at the LHC, the Nobel prize for Neutrino physics and the discovery of Gravitational Waves. We had quite a few visitors who have been at previous events and they were all enthused by what they saw, and promised to be back next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description British Science Festival - Brighton Pier Takeover 
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 Stall on the Brighton Pier as part of the British Science Festival. ~50 people visited and were introduced to the physics at the Large Hadron Collider. Many of the visitors gave feedback saying that they were enthused by the discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Science Festival - Science in the Lanes 
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 Stall in the Lanes of Brighton. Many visitors of any age and level of education. Very positive feedback about the role of fundamental science. Many visitors said their interest in physics increased due to the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Café Scientifique Brighton 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 Between 50 and 100 members of the general public attended a popular science talk, which sparked questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.meetup.com/Brighton-Cafe-Scientifique/
 
Description Feature Talk at British Science Festival (2017) - Visions of the Large Hadron Collider 
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 + Q&A with the audience. Prof Antonella De Santo with artist duo Semiconductor (http://semiconductorfilms.com/) and philosopher Dr Beatrice Fazi (Sussex Humanities Lab), held at art gallery Fabrica, Brighton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.britishsciencefestival.org/event/visions-of-the-large-hadron-collider/
 
Description Guardian blog 
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 Blog on my policy secondment at the FCO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/life-and-physics/2018/jul/09/a-particle-physicist-in-whitehall
 
Description HALO (Visual art installation by artist duo Semiconductor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Sutton and Antonella De Santo worked with internationally renowned artist duo Semiconductor for the creation of the HALO art installation (https://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/), a commission by Audemars Piguet for Arts Basel 2018, and which is now about to set off on tour, starting from a showing at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), Brighton, in 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/
 
Description HiSPARC - Launching the High School Project on Astrophysics Research with Cosmics in East Sussex 
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 Guided by researchers from the University of Sussex, a group of students in years 10-12 from Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School (CNCS) built and installed a cosmic ray detector on the rooftop of their school. They are now part of the HiSPARC network of cosmic ray detectors. The students embraced this task enthusiastically and they all participated in the 'Gold Crest Award'. This initiative at CNCS will continue, with students from years 8 to 12 now being interested in taking part in the data taking and the analysis of the data. As a result of this activity, more secondary schools in Brighton & Hove have asked to take part in this network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hispact.nl/en
 
Description HiSPARC - National HiSPARC conference in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the HiSPARC network, students of Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School (CNCS) and members of the EPP group at the University of Sussex have taken part in the National HiSPARC conference in Birmingham. The students from CNCS presented the work they did to build the HiSPARC detector that is currently taking data on the rooftop of the school. The meeting was attended by schools from Birmingham and Bristol too, who are part of the HiSPARC network in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://wikis.bris.ac.uk/display/HiSparc/5th+HiSPARC+Annual+Conference+2017
 
Description High School Cosmic Ray Detection 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Yearly conference where students in schools linked to the HiSPARC programme presented their result on the analysis of data from cosmic ray detectors installed at their schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nerd Nite 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a public talk on LHC to audience of around 50 people as part of Brighton's monthly Nerd Nite
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://brighton.nerdnite.com/
 
Description Neutron EDM outreach talk (Sussex Universe series) 
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 outreach talk "Symmetries, Scales and the Origin of Everything". Attended by a few students, quite a number of people from local community, and also some schoolchildren. Received excellent feedback from two teachers at one school, who said pupils were excited and enthused. One, who had previously only been interested in studying computing, decided to apply for a summer placement at CERN. A student enquired about working on the project with me.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description New Scientist Instant Expert Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a 50 minute talk on the Large Hadron Collider at the New Scientist Instant Expert event on Physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/science-events/
 
Description Pig & Applestock 
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 Went to the Pig & Applestock festival, showcasing films and artwork from 'science on buses' project and engaging with children, teachers, and general public on potential future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.applestock.co.uk/
 
Description Public Presentation at the Worthing Astronomical Society 
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 presentation on the research we do at Sussex at the Large Hadron Collider
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Culture Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Member of Royal Society Research Culture Working Group Panel 2017-2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/research-culture/
 
Description Research Culture Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Accepted invitaion to join the Royal Society Research Culture working group and attended discussion meetings. Presented idea for a new summary CV template to council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/research-culture/
 
Description Royal Society Policy Secondment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Policy Fellow from Feb 2018 for 60 days over 20 weeks, based in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Economic Diplomacy Directorate, Illegal Wildlife Trade team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/policy-secondment-programme/
 
Description Schools Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Groups of 10-15 pupils attend short talks about our research, which always spark discussion and debate.

Has become established part of SEPnet outreach programme. Capability is expanding, to reach more pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Science On Buses 
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 Two buses on the 25 route in Brighton decorated inside and out with astronomy and particle physics research. Development of website and apps. Project to complete in Summer 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.scienceonbuses.com
 
Description Science On Buses Website 
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 Website includes films of Sussex physicists and astronomers talking about their work and life, and links to more information about the research we are undertaking. The website has reached 1000 people over the last year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://scienceonbuses.com/
 
Description Science Policy Expert Advisory Committe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Elected to Royal Society SPEAC. No impact yet as only just joined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://royalsociety.org/about-us/committees/science-policy-advisory-group/
 
Description Science Policy Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an invited talk and Q&A for around 30 Royal Society Research Fellows on my experience as a Science Policy fellow in the foreign & commonwealth office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sussex Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk on LHC physics to prospective undergraduates and their parents/guardians at Sussex open day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description U3A Lewes 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 Between 50 and 100 members of U3A Lewes and the general public attended a popular science talk, which sparked questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://u3asites.org.uk/lewes/home
 
Description WOMAD 
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 Went to WOMAD festival as part of the physics pavillion team, showcased "science on buses" films and artwork.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://womad.co.uk/experience/physics/
 
Description Week in Westminster Pairing Scheme 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Took part in the Week in Westminster Pairing scheme in November 2016, paired with Roxanne Ohene from BEIS. Spent four days shadowing Roxanne and her team, who then visited Sussex for a day in March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/pairing-scheme/
 
Description Windsor Fellowship Mentoring 
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 Joined the Windsor Fellowship scheme for providing mentors to black students in London with an interest in STEM careers. Attended a Q&A with 8 young people and provided mentoring support face-to-face to my first mentee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.windsor-fellowship.org/destination-stemm