Particle physicist, University of Cambridge

I am a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge and the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN.

I'm part of a large international team working on the LHCb Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. LHCb is searching for signs of new particles that could help us understand some of the big unsolved problems in fundamental physics including the nature of dark matter and why the universe is made of matter and not antimatter.

My research focusses on studying particles called B-mesons, which are exotic particles containing a bottom quark. I study ultra-rare decays of these particles, which can be affected by new particles or forces that lie outside our current best theory, the Standard Model.

Experience

  • 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

Education

  • 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
    Role:
    Postgraduate student
    Funding Source:
    George and Lillian Schiff Foundation