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Particle physicist, University of Cambridge

I'm a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge working on the LHCb experiment, a huge particle detector buried 100 metres underground at CERN near Geneva. I'm a member of an international team of around 1400 physicists, engineers and computer scientists who are using LHCb to study the basic building blocks of our universe. I study B-mesons, which are exotic particles containing a bottom quark. These particles are produced in huge numbers by the Large Hadron Collider and recorded in exquisite detail by the LHCb detector.

I'm also an author. My first popular science book, How To Make An Apple Pie From Scratch, which will be published in August 2021.


  • 2012–present
    Fellow of Modern Science, Science Museum
  • 2012–present
    Science Museum Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 2012–present
    Curator of Collider exhibition, Science Museum


  • 2012 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in High Energy Physics
  • 2008 
    University of Cambridge, MSci
  • 2008 
    University of Cambridge, BA (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2008
    Schiff Studentship
    Postgraduate student
    Funding Source:
    George and Lillian Schiff Foundation