New physics with the muon – the anomalous muon magnetic moment Dr Gavin Hesketh Dr Hesketh is an associate professor of physics at University College London. As an experimental particle physicist, his research is focused on the search for physics beyond the standard model. With a background in the collider energy frontier, he now works […]Read more "Particle physics – Beyond the standard model"
The standard model: its successes and limitations Dr Mika Vesterinen Dr. Vesterinen is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. He completed both his degree (2007) and PhD at the University of Manchester (2011). His thesis was on a measurement of the Z boson transverse momentum distribution and of the ZZ and WZ […]Read more "Particle physics – Beyond the standard model"
The Faulkes Telescope Project: bringing the universe in to the classroom Dr Paul Roche, Cardiff University https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/913830-roche-paul https://twitter.com/spaceambassador?lang=en This workshop demonstrated how schools can use robotic telescopes located around the globe to image astronomical objects, allowing students to participate in real research programmes. The session showed how simple it is to use the telescopes (both […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Barriers to physics Jessica Rowson, Institute of Physics For most of history, physicists have been pale and male. Is this changing? Jessica Rowland looked at recent successes and what can be done at a classroom level to encourage participation and progression of all, through contexts, careers and inclusive teaching techniques Notes: What are the barriers? […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Measurements and processes of the redefinition of 4 SI units Dr. Michael de Podesta National Physical Laboratory https://www.npl.co.uk/people/michael-de-podesta Michael graduated with a BSc from Sussex University in 1981 and then in 1985 completed a DPhil in the electronic properties of metals at cryogenic temperatures. After postdoctoral work at Bristol University, he was appointed a lecturer […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Supermassive Black Holes: The ultimate Galaxy Killers? Dr Rebecca Smethurst, Christ Church, University of Oxford https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk/ https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/smethurst Dr Smethurst is a research fellow at Christ Church working to try and understand how galaxies and their central supermassive black holes evolve together. In order to do this she gets the public to help out classifying galaxy […]Read more "Rugby 2019"
Professor Andrew Norton email@example.com http://www.open.ac.uk/people/ajn3 Research interests include: General time domain astrophysics, focussing on stellar multiplicity and variability from wide field surveys for transiting exoplanets, especially SuperWASP. Observations and modelling of Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables, in particular multi-wavelength observations of Intermediate Polars and modelling of their accretion flows. Observations and modelling of High Mass X-ray Binaries, […]Read more "The history and future of X-ray astronomy"