Consolidated Grant 2015

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The research of the experimental particle physics group addresses some of the main questions in fundamental physics. One of the most pressing is what is the mechanism that is behind the overwhelming dominance of matter over anti-matter in the Universe? Matter and anti-matter should have been created in equal quantities in the early Universe, yet the gross difference in their natural occurrence is a defining feature of what we observe. Without this asymmetry life could not exist. We believe that neutrinos may hold the key to understanding the matter-antimatter asymmetry. Neutrinos, discovered almost a century ago, are the most evanescent of particles. They have no charge, barely interact with matter and were long thought to be completely massless (like a photon). They can travel through the earth with only the tiniest probability of leaving a trace. To detect neutrinos we have had to build enormous but very sensitive detectors. Our experiments show that neutrinos actually have a very small but significantly non-zero mass. This small non-zero mass allows them to drive the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the early Universe. An important part of our research is to make detailed measurements of the neutrinos, to understand their masses and to calculate if their properties are indeed those required to explain the matter-antimatter dominance.

The discovery of the Higgs particle was one of the most important in the last decade. It confirmed the existence of a fundamentally new type of "force" that pervades all of nature and gives mass to elementary particles. Without the Higgs, particles such as electrons could not bind to protons to make hydrogen atoms. Thus normal atomic matter, even stars, could not be formed. We continue to study the Higgs to measure and understand its properties. We are especially interested to see if the Higgs particles provides a window to what we call the "dark universe". It has long been known that there is not enough visible matter in the Universe to explain the speed at which galaxies rotate. There are simply not enough stars. The only explanation appears to be that surrounding us, and in all galaxies, there is a halo of invisible matter which exerts a gravitational influence (hence why the galaxies spin as fast as they do) but which does not interact with light. Calculations suggest there is 5 times more of this dark matter than visible matter in the Universe. The Higgs could interact with dark matter, thus we can use the Higgs to "illuminate" the dark sector for the first time. This is an important part of our research.
Observations also suggest that the Universe is inflating, as if there is pressure created by space itself. This process is observed but non-understood. It strongly suggests there is another form of dark energy at work. Altogether the dark universe accounts for 95% of the matter/energy in the Universe with only 5% (that we can observe) being luminous. This makes the study of the dark matter and energy absolutely central to our understanding of the fundamental nature of our world. Thus we have joined experiments whose aim is to try and study and uncover the true nature of dark energy.

Our theory of how all particles interact is embodied in what is called the Standard Model. With the exception of neutrinos and their masses it has enormous predictive power and provides a simple framework for elucidating the nature of the universe. Following the scientific method we continue to refine and test the SM at the energy frontier and with dedicated precision experiments. This provides another, and well tested route, to the discovery of new physics.

Planned Impact

The impact of the group's research can be summarized in two main areas. First in terms of the direct economic and technological outputs which support industry and R&D outside of our own research base. Second in terms of the societal impact beyond the research itself.

The economic and technological impact is driven in our group by our detector R&D. Our traditional area of strength being radiation hard position sensors, neutrino detector technologies and recently atomic interferometry. Before 2011 the group's strategy was largely serendipitous, and concentrated on low TRL level projects. Translation of our R&D into the economy was performed by long standing partners (Micron Semiconductor, Hawk Electronics, Stevenage Circuits) with whom we built the LHC detectors. Micron and Hawk have won industry awards for their work with us and both improved their sales, product catalogue and capabilities. Our LHC era silicon technology still remains at the forefront of sensor production world-wide with companies (e.g. HPK) providing offerings whose origins lie in the devices we have developed. However, since 2012 we have aimed at revitalising our impact. We are now trying to take all our projects through to commercial exploitation retaining direct involvement. We expect first results to appear in the period 2015-2020.(See our pathways to impact document). We list here the projects underway.
1) GAMBE: This is a gamma blind neutrino detector technology with substantial IP. This is being extended to both hand-held devices and for oil well explorations. A company will be formed to sell and market this product.
2) Reactor Monitoring: This is a TRL-6/7 level project that has just received over £1M from Innovate UK. It permits "stand-off" monitoring of the state of a reactor. Working with JCS Ltd. we are striving to make this the IAEA mandated/approved standard.
3) We were funded in FP7 (Modes - Special Nuclear Materials) to create a low-cost high sensitive scanner for ports of entry This has been successfully tested at Heathrow and Rotterdam. Commercial exploitation will take place with our partners Arktis.
4) During the last grant round we developed water based phantoms for hadron therapy ( with Clatterbridge Oncology Centre). Based on our early work on using LHC sensors in Clatterbridge we joined a consortium (Pravda) funded by the Wellcome Trust to build the sensors for a Proton Computed Tomography system. Liverpool provided the high precision sensors and readout system. This will move to a clinical evaluation stage in the next 24 months.
5) At the lowest TRL level, but with support from industry, our work on atomic interferometry is focussed on producing gravitometers and gradiometers for remote scanning.
Over the next year Sensor City UEZ will be built in Liverpool. This is a £15M University Enterprise Zone, and the idea was originated in PP. This promises to be transformative for the local economy. It is supported by over 100 companies and we are asking STFC to follow EPSRC and use it as a platform for developing PhDs with entrepreneurial skills.

Our societal impact is directly manifested through our outreach, and is mostly focused on school children and their parents. We are aiming to expand this programme to put small PP experiments into schools, and to involve parents from non-scientific backgrounds. This is now performed in concert with the Ogden trust (see the CG) and we reach out to over 10,000 students a year. We are aiming to bring a new generation of PP experiments to schools in the NW. Through Prof. Tara Shears we have presence on television and radio and in print media. She has presented at Ted-X and at other cultural events. In 2014 an entire floor of the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool was given over to the history of PP. This will be on show for 3 years. Through the efforts of Dr. Girish Patel LHCb VELO detectors were exhibited at the London Science Museum.

Publications

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Description Advisory committee member of the MCNet EU network
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Bilateral Visit to China with the FCO and CACDA about Nuclear Issues
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Part of Dialogue and discussion in with CACDA through the FCO
 
Description Member of Project Peer Review Panel - STFC
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact awards granted to major collaborations thanks to the project peer review made by the panel
 
Description CASE Studentship
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Innovate-UK
Amount £1,100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description Jan Kretzschmar - Long Term Attachment for central responsability role at the ATLAS experiment (£ 15000; 2014 - 2016)
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description Max Klein - Long Term Attachment for central responsability role at the ATLAS experiment
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description Monica D'Onofrio - Long Term Attachment for central responsability role at the ATLAS experiment
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2016
 
Description Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 fellowship
Amount £74,500 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description Collaboration with CERN 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN LHC ATLAS
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have been a member of the ATLAS collaboration, which involves about 3000 scientists, since 2001. I have contributed to various areas of the experiment, including data quality monitoring, software development, data analysis and Monte Carlo (MC) studies. In the area of physics analysis I pioneered the searches for third generation squarks. I have been appointed editor and major contributor of several ATLAS publications in HEP Journals and public Notes released for International Conferences (Supersymmetry-related topics, focusing on third generation squarks searches). In October 2012 I have been appointed as Co-convener of the Supersymmetry Working Group (and member of the ATLAS Physics Coordination). During the time of my convenership the group counted about 300 scientists distributed in various teams, for an average of 35 physics analyses. About 25 papers have been published while I led the group (until October 2014). In October 2014 I have been appointed as Co-convener of the ATLAS Physics Modelling Group. Amongst its various activities, the group is responsible for the generation of Monte Carlo samples used by all analyses and works on improving the modelling of physics processes measured by ATLAS.
Collaborator Contribution The ATLAS experiment involves 3000 scientists from about 160 Institutes. The collaboration as a whole is responsible to run the detector and ensure the collection of physics data.
Impact - I am author of all ATLAS publications (about 600 refereed journal publications as member of the ATLAS collaboration) - Invited talks: * Supersymmetry and Exotica at the LHC. Invited (future) plenary talk at the "EPS-HEP 2017" Conference, July 2017, Venice, Italy. • BSM physics at the Future Circular Collider eh. Invited talk at the "1st Future Circular Collider (FCC, hh-eh- ee) Physics Workshop", Jan 2017, CERN, Switzerland. • Loop-holes in "Natural" third generation squarks searches at the LHC: Presenter and discussion moderator at the KITP Workshop "Experimental Challenges for the LHC Run II", April 2016, Santa Barbara, US. • The Quest for SUSY at ATLAS and CMS: status and challenges for Run2, Invited Seminar, John Hopkins Workshop (Goteborg, August 2015) • ep/A Physics at the Energy Frontier, Special CERN Colloquium (June, 2015) • Searches for third generation squarks, Invited Chair and speaker, 'Naturalness Workshop' (Tel-Aviv,November 2014) * Searches for SUSY at ATLAS, Invited Plenary Speaker at SUSY14 (Manchester, July 2014) * Searches for Supersymmetry: current results and future prospects, Invited Plenary Speaker ICFA Symposium (Bejing, October 2014) * Searches for BSM physics at the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments, Invited Plenary Speaker, IoP HEPP/APP meeting, Liverpool (April 2013). * Searches for R-parity Violating SUSY and Long Lived Particles in ATLAS, Invited Speaker, Galileo Galilei Institute workshop, Florence (October 2012). • ATLAS status and upgrade program, PPAP Meeting, Birmingham (September 2012). • Non-SUSY Searches at the Tevatron and LHC, Invited Plenary talk, Blois (May 2012). • Third generation squarks at ATLAS and CMS, BSM 4 LHC UK, Durham (January 2012). • Stop and sbottom production searches at ATLAS, LBL Workshop, Berkeley (2011).
 
Description Collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) 
Organisation Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Creation of the partnership
Collaborator Contribution We have started a partnership in 2 main areas. First with the MicroSystems Division (CMM). Previous staff member Prof. G. Casse became director in 2016. We have expanded this to deep learning with their IT departmetmn
Impact Award of STFC CDT, collabrateion with Microsoft. This multi-disiplinary and impacts health.
Start Year 2017
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation Brookhaven National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation Heidelberg University
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation IFIC Barcelona
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation University of Bern
Department Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation University of Geneva
Department Physics Section
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description HV-CMOS collaboration 
Organisation University of Tsukuba
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Collaborator Contribution Design, cost sharing for submissions and evaluation of prototype HV-CMOS devices
Impact First prototype pixel sensors in AMS 350 nm HV-CMOS technology
Start Year 2014
 
Description John Caunt Scientific Ltd 
Organisation John Caunt Scientific Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of Commercial Detector
Collaborator Contribution development of Comercialisation
Impact Innovate-UK Funding
Start Year 2014
 
Description NPL 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Work in collaboration on topics towards Atom Interferometry
Collaborator Contribution Work in collaboration on topics towards Atom Interferometry
Impact The outputs are the development of several atom interferometers, both chip-based, and the conversion of a clock fountain time standard into an atom interferometer. All work stems from Dark Energy table top experiments.
Start Year 2015
 
Description National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd (NNL) 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Access to data and experimetental setup and know for monitoring nuclear reactors with anti-neutrinos for safeguards. Join PhD appointment.
Collaborator Contribution Working towards full reactor simulation for anti-neutrino production. Access to Nuclear Policy Influencers. Join PhD appointment.
Impact Fledgling collaboration has just formed.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SiPM camera for liquid argon TPCs 
Organisation Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We have provided the liquid argon setup within the Liverpool liquid argon facility in order to test SiPMs made from FBK Italy. We have made casing for the camera and provided the necessary expertise on operation and characterisation studies in a liquid argon TPC system. Preliminary tracking reconstruction algorithms have also been made.
Collaborator Contribution FBK has provided the SiPMs and expertise on their readout.
Impact Paper in preparation. New detector physics readout method for liquid argon TPCs
Start Year 2016
 
Description UCD/Liverpool 
Organisation University College Dublin
Department School of Psychology
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations on new areas of the LHCb physics programme; developing the electroweak physics programme, and more recently working on the forward CEP programme.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborations on new areas of the LHCb physics programme; developing the electroweak physics programme, and more recently working on the forward CEP programme. The partner institute had several PhD students who participated in the joint research. Two of these are now employed at Liverpool.
Impact All LHCb electroweak physics papers. The forthcoming 13 TeV J/psi and chic_c CEP papers (not yet public).
Start Year 2006
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Brookhaven National Laboratory
Department Physics Department
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Department Physics Division
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Penn State University
Department Department of Physics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UK-US power boards for ATLAS upgrade strip barrel modules 
Organisation Yale University
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research and development of small form factor powerboard
Collaborator Contribution Development of coils and future asic controller.
Impact This work enables the US to take this ASIC as a deliverable for the ATLAS upgrade project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of a multiple hybrid panel crate based DAQ system 
Organisation University of Toronto
Department Department of Physics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of hardware for testing of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Collaborator Contribution Development of firmware for testing and analysis of data transimissions, for data rates upto 640Mbit/s.
Impact Results presented at ATLAS collaboration meetings.
Start Year 2016
 
Description development of assembly tooling and method for strip hybrids 
Organisation Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Department Department of Physics
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of design of assembly tooling and electrical circuit boards.
Collaborator Contribution Development of design of assembly tooling for alternative method.
Impact Final tools have been designed for the production strip barrel modules. Endcaps will follow the same concept. Tooling design has been shared with the international collaboration.
Start Year 2016
 
Title Engineering run submission to AMS in H18 CMOS process 
Description Co-design of submission including ATLAS pixel devices and MuPix8 Matrix. 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Device not yet back from manufacturer. Evaluation still to come. 
 
Title H35DEMO: Engineering run submission to AMS in h35 process 
Description Prototype pixel sensors with both hybrid and fully monolithic pixel arrays in AMS 350nm High Voltage CMOS technology node 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Testing of the novel devices and further development of the technology will take place in 2016. 
 
Title Lfoundry MPW submission in their 150 nm HV-CMOS process. 
Description Co-design of MPW submission including ATLAS and mu3e test devices 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Evaluation is ongoing. 
 
Title Lfoundry MPW submission of small pixel prototype 
Description Prototype to demonstrate 50x50 micorn pixel matrix with high level of in-pixel electronics. 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Device will be received back from manufacturer in early 2017. Evalulation still to come. 
 
Description Advisor for BBC iwonder guide to LHC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Advisor and helper with BBC iWonder guide to the LHC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpvkmnb
 
Description Ann Marks IOP lecture: "Latest news from LHC" 
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 given for the annual Ann Marks memorial lecture for the Merseyside IOP branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Antimatter (astrofest) 
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 on Antimatter at European AStrofest event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Antimatter Matters 
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 Devised Antimatter Matters exhibit for Royal society summer exhibit 2016. It showcases antimatter, research by ALPHA and LHCb in understanding it, and a spin-off (PET scanner).
The exhibit has also toured to the Gravity Fields festival (2016), Manchester Science Festival (2016), and will go to the Big Bang Fair (March 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Antimatter matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two talks at the Royal Astronomical Society in London, one aimed at the general public, one with higher fraction of school children, both on antimatter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ras.org.uk/events-and-meetings/external-meetings/155-events-and-meetings/index.php?optio...
 
Description Beyond the Higgs boson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at New Scientist Live event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CERN (science museum) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Talk on CERN for Science Museum patrons, for March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Collaboration with artist Yu-Chen Wang for Broken Symmetries exhibit (FACT/Arts@CERN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussions with artist Yu-Chen Wang, a FACT/Arts@CERN Collider honourable mention winner, as a collaboration for the development of her piece for the Broken Symmetries exhibit. This exhibit is currently at FACT and will tour Europe and beyond after March 2019. Yu-Chen's piece documents her journey and way of understanding particle physics and very foreign concepts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.fact.co.uk/news/2018/12/artist-interview-yu-chen-wang
 
Description Collide@CERN jury 
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 Jury member to choose the third artist for the FACT/CERN Arts@CERN Collide residency scheme;providing scientific input to inform decision, providing scientific narrative for press release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Curator tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Curator tour around FACT's No such thing as Gravity exhibit, which touches on the edges of scientific knowledge and fundamental laws.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dark matter (TEDxArendal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talk on dark matter for TEDxArendal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Debate with artists at Broken Symmetries exhibit launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate with two participating artists at the launch of the Broken Symmetries exhibit (arising from the 3 year Arts@CERN and FACT collaboration).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fact.co.uk/news/2018/11/liverpool-laser-talks
 
Description Discussion with artists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Evening debate at the Arts Catalyst, London, with other scientists and artists exploring how we all make sense of our surroundings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with artists 
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 One day workshop with Arts Catalyst and scientist and artist participants, hosted by the IOP. Talks and debates over what both communities can learn from each other; overlaps, complementarity, plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview for Radio 3 Music Matters 
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 Interview about similarities between symmetries in particle physics, antimatter, and symmetries used in Bach's composition, for programme focussed on "Bach day" and trailing OAE event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview for World Service radio 
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 to coincide with LHCb news story
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with Nature about particle physics/media experiences and preparation 
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 Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Interview about experiences with the media and how to best prepare for them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06871-7
 
Description Interview with New Scientist on LHC 10th anniversary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with the New Scientist on the LHC 10th anniversary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931953-000-the-higgs-hunter-has-just-turned-10-why-is-nobod...
 
Description Interview with the Guardian for LHC upgrade 
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 Ian Sample on the HL-LHC upgrade. The story was subsequently picked up by other media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/15/720m-large-hadron-collider-upgrade-could-upend-parti...
 
Description Introduction to CERN (GOSH!) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact For CERN/Arts programme, at Ideasquare in Geneva.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to Particle Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact For CERN Welsh teacher's programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote speaker at New Scientist Live! 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote talk on "Why hasn't the LHC found anything new - or has it?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://live.newscientist.com/speakers/tara-shears
 
Description LHC latest news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TEDx style talk (at Thinking Digital) on LHC results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC latest news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IPO Manchester branch talk on LHC results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LHC latest news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP NE branch talk on LHC latest news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP talk on the steps of Kings Place (the first in a new series of engaging the public outside)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LHC results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Merseyside branch talk on latest LHC results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Latest LHC news (binary festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact TEDx style talk on LHC at Binary festival, Liverpool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MP visit CERN 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation in CERN visit by the science and technology select committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description New Scientist CERN visit 
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 New Scientist sponsored CERN trip; guiding around CERN visit and giving overview talk as an introduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Scientist Instant Expert event on the Standard Model 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Instant expert event; talk on the Standard Model
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Scientist instant exprt series: keynote talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact (takes place on April 6th). A keynote talk on the LHC and big questions that remain unanswered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sciencelive.net/event/760/
 
Description Open Days Activitiy - various team members involved 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Open Days for pupils are a major activity for several academics contributing to this Grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Panel discussion entitled "Where is SuSy?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited member for panel discussion entitled "Where is SUSY" at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 (UK). The discussion was for general public and it was also devoted to discuss science from the point of view of philosophy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participation to VIP visits at CERN - various ATLAS and LHCb members 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Various VIP including politicians, ministers, industry managers and alumni visit CERN facility. ATLAS and LHCb members have hosted a number of these visits, with discussions, interviews and guided tour provided
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Participation to filming activities: "The Future Circular Collider" (UK production) 
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 The film will be on air in 2018, so no outcomes can be evaluated at this stage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Podcast for Naked Scientists on LHC 10th anniversary 
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 Podcast with the naked scientists on the LHC 10th anniversary plus talking about FCC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/10-years-lhc
 
Description School Visit of UK high school students at CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact For at least three years I have given the introductory speech and presentation of the activities of Liverpool HEP members at CERN to schools in visit at CERN. The time spent with students has always been quite intense, full of discussions and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Science Friday: antimatter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed antimatter and LHCb as part of the Science Friday series on Radio Merseyside, April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science/art debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Debate with the first artist who won the FACT/CERN Arts@CERN Collide residency, discussing our ways of visualising and learning and obtaining knowledge, and finding similar ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thinkingliverpool.com/event/2017/fact-and-cern-collide-resident-artist-yunchul-kim-/e526...
 
Description Series of Lectures for Liverpool summer students at CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact At the University of Liverpool we have organized a summer studentship program in Summer 2012/2013 at CERN. In this context, I delivered a series of Lectures on 'Searches for Beyond SM physics at hadron colliders'. The lectures were also associated to a working plan for each of these students. Half of them continued as PhD students at the University of Liverpool, which made the program quite succesful. In 2016, I have supervised and mentored a summer student who has now been awarded a PhD at the University of Liverpool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2016
 
Description Short written piece on culture of particle physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to ebook containing pieces about the culture of art and science, coordinated by Arts Catalyst.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.artscatalyst.org/live-creature-and-ethereal-things-physics-culture
 
Description Speaker at philosophy/physics workshop on model independent searches 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at a 2 day workshop encompassing experimental and theoretical particle physicists, cosmologists and astrophysicists, on the philosophical basis of model independent searches and exploring what model independence means.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.perspectivalrealism.org/cross-disciplinary-perspectives-on-model-independent-searches/
 
Description Speaker on Scientific American cruise (4 lectures on particle physics) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 hours of lectures on particle physics; the Standard Model; antimatter; dark matter; particle astrophysics and the future. Plus one debate with a quantum physicist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.insightcruises.com/events/sa35/
 
Description Symmetry and particle physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 4 lectures on particle physics, symmetry to advanced general public, for Scientific American cruise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk on DELPHI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on particle physics to accompany opening of a video installation centred on the DELPHI experiment in Berlin; mainly to arts inclined public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.scheringstiftung.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3192%3Athe-unseen-univer...
 
Description Talk on antimatter/symmetries/Bach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Joint event with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of "Bach, the Universe and Everything" series. Talk to accompany cantata.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Liverpool Open House/alumni 
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 latest LHC news, held for alumni and the general public in the context of Liverpool Open House festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Liverpool LHC summer school 
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 An annual summer school for 6th formers and teachers run by PhD students in the group at Liverpool. This is a residential week course at CERN, including activities, talks and visits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Think Helsinki think 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Talk on LHC for Finnish TEDx style conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description VELO @ Science Museum 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The VELO was originally part of the Collider exhibit. 3 modules have now become part of the permanent exhibit at the Science Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description VELO/Science museum LHC exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the group had first contact in 2012, did an interview in May 2013 from which they used snippets for the audio part of the exhibit. We provided two VELO modules and various personal details that were all part of the exhibit. It subsequently went on tour to the following:

9 December 2016 - 25 April 2017
Queensland Museum, Brisbane

6 August 2016 - 6 November 2016
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

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

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

13 November 2013 - 5 May 2014
Science Museum, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description briefings for researcher for forthcoming BBC4 documentary on Einstein to Hawking 
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 Briefings on particle physics links to Einstein and Hawking for a researcher working in the forthcoming BBC4 documentary "From Einstein to Hawking"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description interview on BBC world service Newsday 
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 newsday interview, to talk about LHC story
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description interviews following New Scientist Live! talk 
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 Piece written up based on listening to the talk and Q&A afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1022632/science-news-lhc-large-hadron-collider-quantum-latest...