Science is for everyone

I became interested in science myself because researchers engaged with the wider public. I communicate science in many ways, speaking with adults and children, to inform and to inspire. I have also taught undergraduate classes in fluid dynamics and subatomic physics.

Talking about dark matter at Catz Exchange
Talking about dark matter at Catz Exchange
Conversing about particle physics at Stargazing Live
Conversing about particle physics at Stargazing Live
MHCHS School Trip to CERN

In February 2018, I welcomed my alma mater Mill Hill County High School 6th Form Physics to CERN on their first school trip here since first LHC beams. Showing them round, I hoped to give a sense of what life is like as a working scientist and how they might follow a similar path after school.

Particle physics stalls

I have run live demos of a cloud chamber, plasma ball, used lego and particle zoo toys to share great conversations with the wider public about particle physics at several community engagement events:

  • Oxfordshire Science Festival (June 2016)
  • Widening Participation Day (April 2016)
  • Oxford Stargazing Live (January 2016)
Surprises of spin

In May 2016, I wrote the inaugural article for the PSI Blog, consisting of a popular level overview on the theoretical phyiscs of 'continuous-spin particles'.

Seeing the unseeable

In February 2016, I was selected to give an inspirational talk to a wide general audience about dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider at Catz Exchange 2016.

Fiddling with physics

I was invited to give the closing presentation at the Flash Talk Physics event in December 2013 on the physics of the violin.