Investigations in Gravitational Radiation

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

Abstract

Einstein's General Relativity predicts that dynamical systems in strong gravitational fields will emit vast amounts of energy in the form of gravitational waves (GW). These are ripples in the very fabric of spacetime that travel from their sources at the speed of light, carrying information about physical processes responsible for their emission. They are among the most elusive signals from the deepest reaches in the Universe.
In September 2015, during the 1st Advanced LIGO observing run, gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes were discovered using the LIGO observatories. The detection of GW150914 resulted in the award of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with explicit recognition of the role of the UK as a critical part of the global team.
In August 2017, during the 2nd observing run, LIGO and Virgo detected the first gravitational wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. GW170817 was observed in coincidence with a gamma-ray burst (GRB) as well as signals across the electromagnetic spectrum, including the optical and infra-red signature of a kilonova. These discoveries have established a new paradigm of multi-messenger astrophysics

The 3rd observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo (AdV), O3, started on 1st April 2019 and ended in March 2020 during the end of which time the Japanese KAGRA instrument joined the observing network.
Modelling GW sources has allowed deeper searches and data from LIGO, Virgo, and GEO have increased our understanding of astronomical phenomena.
We are now able to make regular observations of GWs. To date close to 60 observations of coalescing objects, with an unexpectedly wide range of masses, have been made, with event rates being approximately 1 per week. We now have evidence for the existence of black hole/neutron star binaries, the existence of objects in the mass gap between accepted neutron star masses and black hole masses and the first real experimental evidence for the existence of intermediate mass black holes.
The aLIGO detectors are based on the quasi-monolithic silica suspension concept developed in the UK for GEO600 and on the high-power lasers developed by our German colleagues in GEO600. The AdV detector also uses a variant of the silica suspension technology. Further, KAGRA is being built with input on cryogenic bonding technology from the UK groups.
The consortium groups have led searches for astronomical sources, thanks to funding support received, since first data taking runs began 18 years ago. Key ingredients of several searches were developed at Glasgow.
We propose a programme that exploits data from aLIGO, AdV, and KAGRA building on our analysis of data from the most recent LIGO/Virgo science runs.

In particular we will observe and analyse signals from the LIGO / Virgo/ KAGRA detector network with particular emphasis on compact binary inference, population and cosmological measurements - measurement of the Hubble Constant and tests of General Relativity, application of machine learning techniques for increased efficiency in modelling signals. performing searches etc and the search for gravitational wave emission from neutron stars.

In parallel, we propose essential detector R&D. Detector sensitivity is mainly limited by thermal noise associated with the substrates of the mirrors, their reflective coatings, and their suspension elements, as well as by noise resulting from the quantum nature of the light used in sensing. Our research is targeted towards making innovative improvements in these areas, essential to maximize the astrophysical potential of GW observatories.
We have major responsibilities for the silica suspensions in aLIGO, and in the development of enhancements and upgrades to the aLIGO detectors (to form aLIGO+), along with R&D in the areas of mirror coatings for low thermal noise, silicon substrates, cryogenic suspensions and improved interferometer topologies to combat quantum noise.

Organisations

Publications

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Description Chair of IOP Scotland GHammond, then continuing after term as ordinary member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Promote the role of physics in education, health, the environment, technology, and scientific literacy. We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to policymakers across Scotland.
URL https://www.iop.org/physics-community/iop-membership-where-you-are/iop-scotland#gref
 
Description GWoan Chair of the STFC DiRAC oversight Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description GWoan Chair of the STFC UK SKA construction grant review panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description GWoan Member of the STFC GOTO Oversight Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description GWoan STFC UK SKA oversight committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Institute of Physics Council member MHendry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Promote the role of physics in education, health, the environment, technology, and scientific literacy. We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to policymakers across UK.
URL https://www.iop.org/iop-new-president-elect-and-council-members-2019#gref
 
Description MHendry Chair of Learned Societies Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/independent-review-education-scotland-scottish-qualification-autho...
 
Description MHendry Institute of Physics Education Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact As Chair of IOP Scotland Education Committee and member of IOP Education Committee, I have contributed to the organisation and delivery of STEM-related teacher online CPD provision that mitigated the adverse impacts of the COVID pandemic.
URL https://www.iop.org/education
 
Description MHendry Member of Advisory Committee, PGI, National Physical Laboratory
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact As a member of the NPL Postgraduate Institute External Advisory Board, responsible for advising PGI on best practice in postgraduate training and skills development.
 
Description MHendry Royal Society of Edinburgh Programme Convenor and co-chair of RSE Public Engagement Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of Royal Society Education Committee JHough 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Provide advice on education matters. Specifically work to support and develop the teaching of physics.
 
Description President Elect then president for the Institute of Physics SRowan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Promote the role of physics in education, health, the environment, technology, and scientific literacy. We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to policymakers across the UK.
URL https://www.iop.org/iop-new-president-elect-and-council-members-2019#gref
 
Description SRowan Chair National Quantum Computing Centre Program Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.nqcc.ac.uk/
 
Description SRowan Member Advisory Board of the Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics ANU
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://cga.anu.edu.au/
 
Description SRowan Member International Advisory Board Quantum Frontiers Centre of Excellence
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SRowan Member Science Advisory Board UK National Quantum Technology Program
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SRowan Member UK National Timing Centre Steering Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SRowan Member, Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SRowan Member, Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory sub-group on education
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SRowan UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SWebster UK Quantum Strategy Call for Evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Senior independent member STFC Council SRowan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://stfc.ukri.org/about-us/how-we-are-governed/council/
 
Description Enhanced Instrumentation for Gravitational Wave Research
Amount £110,575 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/W005395/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 06/2022
 
Description Cosmic Explorer consortium 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Department Caltech Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cosmic Explorer is a plan for a U.S. third-generation gravitational-wave observatory that aims to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than Advanced LIGO. At this sensitivity, Cosmic Explorer will be able to answer questions from the smallest scales of fundamental physics to the largest scales of cosmology. The purpose of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium is to provide an open and efficient way for members of the international physics and astronomy communities to contribute to the conceptualization of Cosmic Explorer, its design, and its future use. We are active in this collaboration, particularly in the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have much expertise. We also contribute to the science case for the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing science expertise and collaborating on projects related to Cosmic Explorer.
Impact This is a multi -disciplinary collaboration as it involves physicists, astronomers and engineers working together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cosmic Explorer consortium 
Organisation California State University, Fullerton
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cosmic Explorer is a plan for a U.S. third-generation gravitational-wave observatory that aims to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than Advanced LIGO. At this sensitivity, Cosmic Explorer will be able to answer questions from the smallest scales of fundamental physics to the largest scales of cosmology. The purpose of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium is to provide an open and efficient way for members of the international physics and astronomy communities to contribute to the conceptualization of Cosmic Explorer, its design, and its future use. We are active in this collaboration, particularly in the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have much expertise. We also contribute to the science case for the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing science expertise and collaborating on projects related to Cosmic Explorer.
Impact This is a multi -disciplinary collaboration as it involves physicists, astronomers and engineers working together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cosmic Explorer consortium 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cosmic Explorer is a plan for a U.S. third-generation gravitational-wave observatory that aims to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than Advanced LIGO. At this sensitivity, Cosmic Explorer will be able to answer questions from the smallest scales of fundamental physics to the largest scales of cosmology. The purpose of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium is to provide an open and efficient way for members of the international physics and astronomy communities to contribute to the conceptualization of Cosmic Explorer, its design, and its future use. We are active in this collaboration, particularly in the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have much expertise. We also contribute to the science case for the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing science expertise and collaborating on projects related to Cosmic Explorer.
Impact This is a multi -disciplinary collaboration as it involves physicists, astronomers and engineers working together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cosmic Explorer consortium 
Organisation Penn State University
Department Penn State Abington
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cosmic Explorer is a plan for a U.S. third-generation gravitational-wave observatory that aims to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than Advanced LIGO. At this sensitivity, Cosmic Explorer will be able to answer questions from the smallest scales of fundamental physics to the largest scales of cosmology. The purpose of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium is to provide an open and efficient way for members of the international physics and astronomy communities to contribute to the conceptualization of Cosmic Explorer, its design, and its future use. We are active in this collaboration, particularly in the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have much expertise. We also contribute to the science case for the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing science expertise and collaborating on projects related to Cosmic Explorer.
Impact This is a multi -disciplinary collaboration as it involves physicists, astronomers and engineers working together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cosmic Explorer consortium 
Organisation Syracuse University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cosmic Explorer is a plan for a U.S. third-generation gravitational-wave observatory that aims to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than Advanced LIGO. At this sensitivity, Cosmic Explorer will be able to answer questions from the smallest scales of fundamental physics to the largest scales of cosmology. The purpose of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium is to provide an open and efficient way for members of the international physics and astronomy communities to contribute to the conceptualization of Cosmic Explorer, its design, and its future use. We are active in this collaboration, particularly in the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have much expertise. We also contribute to the science case for the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing science expertise and collaborating on projects related to Cosmic Explorer.
Impact This is a multi -disciplinary collaboration as it involves physicists, astronomers and engineers working together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ETH Zurich- Institute for quantum electronics 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided samples and expertise
Collaborator Contribution Provided samples and expertise
Impact Research paper
Start Year 2019
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation European Gravitational Observatory
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation INFN Sezione di Perugia
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation INFN Sezione di Pisa
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation Maastricht University (UM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation Tokyo Institute of Technology
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation University Libre Bruxelles (Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB)
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Einstein Telescope Collaboration 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ET Design Study created an ET community in Europe and a global interest in the 3rd generation of GW observatories. This community was transformed into into a collaboration. We are active in this collaboration, particularly within the areas of suspensions and coatings where we have great expertise. We are also contribute to the sceince case of the detector.
Collaborator Contribution Active collaboration in areas related to the Einstein Telescope.
Impact This is multi-disciplinary asit involves physicists, astronomers and engineers.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Beijing Normal University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Changchun University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Hubei University of Education
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Shandong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Sun Yat-Sen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Tongji University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As this is training and capacity building grant, we will contribute scientific excellence and skills across the full range of gravitational wave science (from instrumentation to astrophysics), as well as our expertise in outreach and collaboration with industry.
Collaborator Contribution Full range of the relevant expertise available in the Chinese Gravitational Wave consortium.
Impact Collaboration just started
Start Year 2018
 
Description Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science 2009 
Organisation Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Department National Institutes of Natural Science
Country Japan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our contribution was vital in the characterisation of the thermal noise performance of experiments in Japan targeted at observing non classical optical quantum effects.
Collaborator Contribution JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship was awarded to Dr. Stuart Reid in 2009, to fund a 5 week placement at the National Institutes of Natural Science (Tokyo, Japan), with the aim to characterise fused silica mirror suspensions (10 mm length silica fibre, 20 mg mirror) to verify that the level of Brownian thermal noise was sufficiently low for the direct observation of non classical optical quantum effects. Enhanced links with the Japanese and Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Telescope groups which will stimulate further collaboration on suspension R&D particularly in transferring LCGT expertise to the ET community (e.g. cryogenics, underground facilities).
Impact International Joint Project Award scheme RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship 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 RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee 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
Start Year 2009
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Australia Telescope National Facility
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Australian Research Council
Department Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation LIGO
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Goddard Space Flight Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership between the Institute for Gravitational Research and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning. The In-Kind support from the Institute for gravitational Research in Glasgow to this collaboration consists of researcher time and facility access for computer moddelling. It comes to a total of 537,700 AUD.
Collaborator Contribution The Institute for Gravitational Research has had long-standing links with researchers in Australia who are the key contributors to OzGrav. Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from our collaboration with the Centre are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Impact Some of the key activities that have arisen to date from this collaboration are in the areas of low frequency performance gravitational wave detectors, future detector planning and detector commissioning.
Start Year 2018
 
Title MEASUREMENT OF ACCELERATION 
Description An acceleration measuring device is disclosed, for use as a gravimeter or gradiometer for example. The device has a support and a proof mass, connected to each other by at flexures allowing displacement of the proof mass relative to the support. The support defines a space for displacement of the proof mass. The device is configured so that the modulus of the gradient of the force-displacement curve of the proof mass decreases with increasing displacement, for at least part of the force-displacement curve. This is the so-called anti-spring effect. The resonant frequency of oscillation of the proof mass is determined at least in part by the orientation of the device relative to the direction of the force due to gravity. The proof mass is capable of oscillating with a resonant frequency of 10 Hz or less. The proof mass has a mass of less than 1 gram. 
IP Reference WO2016030435 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact This patent was filed in August 2015 and we will work with end users to consider licensing/spin out opportunities. We are currently engaging with a design & manufacturing company to build a field unit, and a micro-nanofabrication company to develop wafer scale processing. Several devices are now installed on Mt Etna as a demonstration of the worlds first MEMS gravimeter array.
 
Title Nessai: nested sampling with artificial intelligence 
Description Nessai is nested sampling algorithm for Bayesian Inference that incorporates machine learning. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This software provides an alternative tool for Bayesian Inference and it has been shown to reduce computation time by up to a factor of four compared to standard methods used in the field. 
URL https://github.com/mj-will/nessai
 
Title transientlunatic/asimov: v0.3.2 
Description Automation toolkit for gravitational wave analyses 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used in the analysis of GW events in the GWTC-2, GWTC-2.1, and GWTC-3.0 catalogue papers. 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/4024432
 
Description BBarr build a detector workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Outreach within our existing collaboration network to undergraduate students in India. Provided real-researcher experience to students who were tasked to design their own gravitational wave detector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description DWilliams Talk to Milngavie University of the Third Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to small group of members of general public on developments in GW astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry "2020 Vision": online talk for IOP Scotland Seniors group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Talk for IOP Scotland Seniors Group, on the Physics of 2121.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry "Hubble Trouble" talk for Highland Astronomical Society, 02/03/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online lecture for Highland Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry "Tales from the Darkside": talk for Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness, 25/02/2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Tales from the Darkside": talk for Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness, delivered as part of Scottish Year of Storytelling, 25/02/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description MHendry "Tomorrow's World": online talk for Institute of Physics Stirling Physics Meeting, 21/06/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online talk for schoolteachers participating in the Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Café Scientifique talk on the James Webb Space Telescope, for Café Sci Glasgow programme, 07/02/2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Café Scientifique talk on the James Webb Space Telescope, for Café Sci Glasgow programme, delivered online, 07/02/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description MHendry David Elder Lecture, Glasgow Science Centre, on "Einstein's Universe", 24/02/2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Elder Lecture, Glasgow Science Centre, on "Einstein's Universe", delivered in-person and livestreamed online, 24/02/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description MHendry Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, 02/03/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online talk on cosmology and astrophysics content of A-level Physics syllabus for students in Cumbria
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, 09/03/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online talk on cosmology and astrophysics content of Higher Physics syllabus for students in East Dunbartonshire Schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Global announcement of GWTC-3: third catalog of gravitational-wave events detected by the LIGO Virgo KAGRA detector network, 7/11/2021 
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 Coordination, as chair of LIGO Scientific Collaboration Communications and Education Division, of announcement of GWTC-3: third catalog of gravitational-wave events detected by the LIGO Virgo KAGRA detector network, 7/11/2021. Strong global media engagement (e.g. >1M twitter impressions)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ligo.org/detections/O3bcatalog.php
 
Description MHendry Global announcement of detections of two neutron star black hole mergers, 29/06/2021 
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 Coordination, as chair of LIGO Scientific Collaboration Communications and Education Division, of announcement of detections of two neutron star black hole mergers, 29/06/2021. Strong global media engagement (e.g. >1M twitter impressions)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ligo.org/detections/NSBH2020.php
 
Description MHendry LIGO Virgo KAGRA webinar on "Constraints on the Cosmic Expansion Rate", 09/12/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar presenting results from GWTC-3 analysis of constraints on the cosmic expansion rate, presented on Zoom and live-streamed to YouTube, 09/12/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu8iiJpLiiw
 
Description MHendry LISA Canada workshop talk, 27/04/2021 
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 Workshop highlight LISA Consortium Advocacy and Outreach activities to participants in LISA Canada meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Lecture on "A Brief History of Gravity" for ESA training course, 25/01/20222 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on gravity for ESA postgraduate student training course, delivered online for the ESA Education and Training Programme, 25/01/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Lecture on gravitational-wave astronomy for Bradford Astronomical Society, 15/11/2021 
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 on gravitational-wave astronomy for Bradford Astronomical Society, 15/11/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Lecture on gravitational-wave astronomy for Dundee Astronomical Society, 26/11/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture on gravitational-wave astronomy for Dundee Astronomical Society, 26/11/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Lorentz Centre workshop, 06/05/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop and talk on education and public outreach opportunities in gravitational-wave astronomy, for early-career researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry MASSOLIT online course on gravitational-wave astronomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Short lecture course for physics high-school students on gravitational-wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://massolit.io/courses/using-gravitational-waves-to-measure-the-expansion-of-the-universe
 
Description MHendry Online talk for University of Guanajuato 
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 gravitational-wave astronomy for "Noce de las Estrellas" event organised by University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Pre-University Summer School talk, on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy, 02/07/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk for participants in University of Glasgow pre-university summer school, on gravitational-wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Recording of "Seasonal Sensing" podcast, 1/12/2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Recording of "The Science of Santa", podcast for the CENSIS Outreach programme, at Curlers Rest, Glasgow, 1/12/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description MHendry Royal Society of Edinburgh "Curious" programme, 9-27 August 2021 
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 Coordination, as RSE Programme Convenor, of 3-week programme of online talks, workshops and lectures. As well as overseeing the entire programme, I chaired three of the workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rse.org.uk/whats-on/event/curious-2021/
 
Description MHendry Talk on "From Einstein to Hubble", for Helensburgh Astronomical Society, 23/02/2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on "From Einstein to Hubble", for Helensburgh Astronomical Society, delivered online, 23/02/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description MHendry Talk on "From Einstein to Hubble", for Leeds Astronomical Society, 09/02/2022 
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 "From Einstein to Hubble", for Leeds Astronomical Society, delivered online, 09/02/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description MWilliams G2Net Gravitational Wave Detection Kaggle Competition 
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 Data analysis competition hosted by Kaggle in which competitors were challenged to detect gravitational waves from binary black mergers in simulated data using machine learning. Competitors would submit solutions to the website and were automatically ranked based on a score.
The competition exposed the broader machine learning community to gravitational-wave data analysis and its challenges. The three winning teams won a cash prize. The winning solutions may inform future development of machine learning algorithms for gravitational-wave data analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kaggle.com/c/g2net-gravitational-wave-detection/overview