Gravitational Waves PROJECT COORDINATION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

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Technical Summary

Gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of spacetime that propagate as a wave, travelling outward from the source. Predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1915 on the basis of his theory of general relativity, gravitational waves theoretically transport energy as gravitational radiation. Sources of detectable gravitational waves could possibly include binary star systems composed of white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes. The existence of gravitational waves is possibly a consequence of the Lorentz invariance of general relativity since it brings the concept of a limiting speed of propagation of the physical interactions with it.
Notes:
1. These projects are not awards in themselves. They are a mechanism to capture outputs common to the project (usually, but not exclusively, publications).
2. Each project has a number of contributing research teams, based at multiple institutions. The research teams are funded through the institutes’ consolidated grants.
3. It is not possible to quantify the proportion of effort that each research team contributes to the project.

Publications


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Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Other
 
Description Transfer of oxide bonding technology to Gooch and Housego through a KTP award (Glasgow) Collaborative development of gravity gradiometers for the oil industry with Micro-G (Glasgow) and Gravitech (Strathclyde) Spin off of vibration control work into control of stem cell differentiation (Glasgow/UWS) Development of real-time sinusoid tracking algorithms for industrial spin-out, with support from EPSRC and STFC (Sheffield).
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Economic
 
Description Chair of STFC Computing Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Gravitational wave research leading to appointment of chief scientific advisor to the scottish government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Post taken up 9 months ago and impacts in the above areas are at an early stage.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/science/OCSA/AboutCSAS2
 
Description Gravitational waves in education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact It has enhanced school teacher CPD leading to more rounded education for school children. Too early to give any quantitative numbers.
URL http://youtu.be/YVjRPTprluQ
 
Description JH - Chair of Higher Education and Industry Advisor Panel to Education Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chair of Higher Education and Industry Advisor Panel to Education Scotland - discuss and implement best methods of education
 
Description JH - Chair of IoP (Scotland) Education Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Chair of IoP (Scotland) Education Committee. Discusses the best method of teaching physics, discusses what to fund in terms of outreach activities and teaching the general public.
 
Description JH - Chair of Partnership Grants Panel, Royal Society of London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of Advisory Board to Particle Physics sub-group, University of Oxford
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of Advisory Committee for the Glasgow Science Centre
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Discussions on what exhibits should be used and how best to teach science to the general public.
 
Description JH - Member of Audit and Risk Committee of the Institute of Physics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description JH - Member of IoP Education Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Membership of the IOP education committee. Discussess best methods of teaching physics to people of all ages. Discusses courses to provide.
 
Description JH - Member of Professional Development Advisory Group for the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of STFC Computing Strategic Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.stfc.ac.uk/about-us/how-we-are-governed/advisory-boards-panels-committees/computing-advis...
 
Description SR CSA UK Champion for Quantum Technologies 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Chair, Scottish Government Science Leadership Network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Chair, Scottish Science Centre CEO network 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Ex-officio Member, Scottish Science Advisory Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description SR Member, Science Advisory Network, National Museum of Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (1) Stanford-Scotland Photonics innovation collaboration
Amount £63,692 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 07/2012
 
Description (2) Stanford-Scotland Photonics innovation collaboration
Amount £30,358 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G042446/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2012
 
Description ASPERA Common Call
Amount £45,631 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/L000342/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description Advanced LIGO Operations Grant
Amount £901,107 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/I006285/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2015
 
Description Atomic modelling of amorphous materials for advanced gravitational wave detectors
Amount £31,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2011 
End 07/2012
 
Description Automated Image Quality Assurance for Ophthalmoscopes
Amount £16,721 (GBP)
Funding ID S3C-007-July-2013 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2013 
End 01/2014
 
Description Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship "Underexplored properties of hydroxide catalysis bonds "
Amount £476,204 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program
Amount £219,763 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2008 
End 07/2011
 
Description ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists
Amount £21,840 (GBP)
Funding ID 295153 
Organisation Marie Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 03/2012 
End 02/2016
 
Description ET Design Study
Amount £207,954 (GBP)
Funding ID EU - ECC211743 
Organisation Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2008 
End 07/2011
 
Description ET R&D
Amount £38,030 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/L000806/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2016
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network
Amount £230,127 (GBP)
Funding ID EC (606176) 
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2018
 
Description Gravitational Waves Partnership
Amount £160,565 (GBP)
Organisation Max Planck Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Germany, Federal Republic of
Start 01/2006 
End 12/2011
 
Description Indo-UK collaboration
Amount £7,580 (GBP)
Funding ID None 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2013 
End 03/2013
 
Description International Joint Project Award scheme
Amount £7,570 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2011
 
Description JISC Grant
Amount £109,730 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 
Department Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2009 
End 02/2011
 
Description Post-doctoral Fellowship
Amount £217,979 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description RCUK Fellowship
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/E500366/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2006 
End 09/2012
 
Description RCUK Science Bridges
Amount £62,698 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2009 
End 04/2011
 
Description RCUK Science Bridges
Amount £30,358 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2012
 
Description RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship
Amount £247,315 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description Research Merit Award
Amount £101,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2010 
End 07/2015
 
Description Royal Society Industry Fellowship / Society of Chemical Industry studentship
Amount £159,000 (GBP)
Funding ID P46ICHA/02 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Royal Society Research Grant
Amount £73,556 (GBP)
Funding ID RG120367 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £803,198 (GBP)
Funding ID 516002.K5869/R OG 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2007 
End 09/2014
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £442,304 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2016
 
Description Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Amount £803,198 (GBP)
Funding ID 516002.K5869/R OG 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2007 
End 09/2014
 
Description Royal Society of London equipment grant
Amount £149,100 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2015
 
Description SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 240807458 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description STFC Advanced Fellowship
Amount £548,111 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/H008438/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2015
 
Description STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Amount £243,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 4040005193 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2018
 
Description SUPA Studentship
Amount £14,500 (GBP)
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2008 
End 03/2012
 
Description Sagnac Speedmeter: Interferometry beyond the Standard Quantum Limit using a Velocity Sensitive Sagnac Interferometer
Amount £1,166,049 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2017
 
Description Science in Society Fellowship
Amount £92,380 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2012
 
Description TSB CCS
Amount £1,298,802 (GBP)
Organisation Technology Strategy Board (TSB) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 06/2016
 
Description Towards a new view of the Universe
Amount £101,000 (GBP)
Funding ID WM100016 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 08/2010 
End 07/2015
 
Description University of Glasgow Leadership Fellowship
Amount £124,500 (GBP)
Funding ID 30601180 
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2017
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are being applied to detection of other signal types. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Bayesian detection confidence and parameter estimation techniques are of key importance to the extraction of astrophysical science from gravitational wave signals, and thus core to our research. Starting from an initial application in the detection 
 
Title Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing 
Description Bayesian methods for parameter estimation in low signal to noise ratio gravitational wave signals from our detectors are of application in other areas of sensing, including at least one of commercial interest. Some classes of gravitational wave signals will be detected by matched filtering. To extract the maximum astrophysical information from a detected event requires parameter estimation, taking into account a model for the signal and resulting in a statistical statement about the system which produced the signals. Methods have been developed to allow optimal estimation of parameters from even quite low signal to noise ratio detections. These methods are applicable in other fields of endeavour. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact One application (commercially sensitive and under a non-disclosure agreement), involves applying methods developed during STFC funded gravitational wave data analysis to signal extraction and parameter fitting in infra-red optical sensing. We are curren 
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Enabling computational infrastructure for analysing data from Advanced LIGO.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis on the computational infrastructure provided by us.
Impact Research papers on the analysis of data from LIGO detectors.
 
Description ALUK 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The UK Advanced LIGO Project (ALUK) involves transfer of the multiple stage / monolithic silica suspension technology developed for the GEO 600 detector to the LIGO detectors based in the U.S. Along with transfer of enhanced interferometric techniques this will create Advanced LIGO (aLIGO). We have provided all the main suspension systems for the three Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. In particular we developed and then provided the ultra-low-dissipation, fused silica suspension technology that enables Advanced LIGO to have excellent sensitivity at low frequencies, plus all the associated production and characterisation equipment necessary to manufacture, install and maintain the suspensions. We provide continuing support for the assembly, characterisation, commissioning and operation of the suspensions and related detector technology.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of the ALUK enabled the associated project to be completed. Intellectual input, and design, procurement and manufacturing effort was shared among the partners. A memorandum of understanding signed by LIGO provides for access to gravitational wave data from aLIGO. The aims of the ALUK collaboration are to design and build detector components, and to assist with their installation and commissioning, and with the operation of the resulting aLIGO detectors. Collaborators provided design input to many subsystems of the project, expertise in procurement and manufacturing of precision electronic and mechanical components, and also project management.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding 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 Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden 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 BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Department Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Tokyo University of Science
Department Institute for Cosmic Rays Research
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of Sannio
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ELITES collaboration 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed designs and expertise in low loss optics and materials at cryogenic temperatures. Several visits of PDRAs and students to Japan have taken place for characterising silica tantala coatings on sapphire discs as well as sapphire fibres used for suspension systems.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration has two main goals: 1) Exchange of knowledge between the European labs designing the cryogenic apparatuses, plants and detector components for the Einstein Telescope (ET) and the corresponding labs in Japan, engaged in the Kagra project; 2) Train early stage researchers, both on the European and the Japanese side, in this specific field, developing a new generation of young scientists that will have an important role in the realization and handling of both Kagra and ET. Kagra will be the first large-scale gravitational wave detector using cryogenic optics. This collaboration allows us to contribute to this exciting endeavour, while at the same time obtaining practical experience with cryogenic systems similar to what will be required for future European interferometers such as ET.
Impact ELiTES-ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists award granted from the EU - research activities ongoing (first annual meeting held, exchanges underway)
Start Year 2012
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef (NiKHEF)
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation Russian ET Consortium
Country Russian Federation 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of Warsaw
Department Polish ET Consortium
Country Poland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description ET-R&D collaboration 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are contributing experimental and modelling expertise to three of the working groups (WG) in this project. In WG1 we will develop methods of parameter estimation for transient signals detected by ET, through application of our existing expertise in gravitational wave data analysis. In WG3 we will develop apparatus for measuring the birefringence of coated silicon samples and apply our expertise in finite element modelling to assist in the interpretation of cryogenic birefringence measurements carried out in collaboration with Hannover and Jena. In WG4 we will carry out studies and simulations of sensing and control issues for ET and carry out detailed modelling of the quantum noise and optical configuration.
Collaborator Contribution The aim of this project is to carry out essential collaborative research and development on key out-standing topics of the technical design of the Einstein Telescope, a 3rd generation underground gravitational wave detector. The three working groups we are participating in aim to study the scientific potential of ET, investigate key optical properties of silicon mirrors and study the advanced interferometer control systems required for ET. Each of these areas requires close collaboration with our European partners and the combination of the facilities and expertise of the participating groups. This will be facilitated by regular teleconferences, meetings and research visits between us and our partners, ensuring effective management of the joint projects and regular exchange of idea and results. Participation in this project provides opportunities for us to continue to contribute strongly to the technical development of ET and ensures that we continue to be an integral part of future developments in the field of gravitational wave detection in Europe.
Impact TBC - activity started last month
Start Year 2013
 
Description GEO600 
Organisation GEO
PI Contribution We have provided fused silica suspensions for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. These complex mechanical systems suspend the core optical components, i.e. mirrors and beam-splitters, which form the interferometer at the heart of each detector. We have also contributed to almost every other area of detector development, construction, installation and operation, and also to analysis of the resulting data. Examples include contributions to: detector topology and layout; interferometer sensing and control; digital control sub-systems; radio-frequency electro-optic modulation equipment; efficient photo-detection; seismic isolation; seismic monitoring; feed-forward seismic sensing and control; detector supervisory control infrastructure; detector calibration systems; low-level data collection and processing algorithms and systems; laser stabilisation and monitoring; environmental monitoring; data searches for continuous signals (pulsars) and data searches for burst signals (black hole formation).
Collaborator Contribution The GEO600 team collaborates with the GW groups in the USA (LIGO), in France/Italy (Virgo) and in Japan (TAMA300). As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration, GEO600 has performed several long-term data runs together with the other gravitational wave detectors, in the search for the first observations. Financial support for the GEO project has been supplied by the State of Lower Saxony, the Max Planck Society, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Personnel costs are supplied by the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz University Hannover, running costs by the Max Planck Society Membership of the GEO is core to our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, training for our graduate students and PDRAs, and is the first destination for many of our technology developments. Membership of GEO was a step towards membership of the LSC (q.v.). Collaborators operate the GEO 600 detector to produce data. They archive this and enable us to access it for analysis and carry out joint analysis with us. Collaborators host our equipment at the detector, which we built jointly with them. Through exchange visits and regular meetings there is exchange of ideas on all aspects of gravitational wave detector design.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding 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 Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden 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 BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Boostec
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Gooch & Housego
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Laser Zentrum Hannover
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation University of Pisa (Università di Pisa)
Country Italy, Italian Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GraWIToN International Training Network 
Organisation Virgo Ego Scientific Forum
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) We will host one early career researcher at the IGR and train him in cutting edge techniques relevant to building and characterising low thermal noise optical systems. 2) A second early career researcher supervised by our group will be based at a company (Gooch & Housego) and work on the development and commercialisation of bonding techniques for low loss monolithic assemblies. In addition we will contribute to the general training of all the early career researchers of this international training network.
Collaborator Contribution GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network, funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, since the 1st of February 2014. GraWIToN aims to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field. Our partners will contribute strongly to the training of the Glasgow based early career researchers (for instance via summer schools or industry collaborations).
Impact Too soon to tell.
Start Year 2014
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description IMPP collaboration 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will contribute to this collaboration on two fronts: 1) designs for ultra-quiet suspension required for experiments exploring macroscopic quantum mechanical aspects; 2) interferometry techniques for measurements at and beyond the quantum limit of high precision interferometry.
Collaborator Contribution This cooperation covers research in the area of Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit. The vision is to create a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment focused on the intriguing research opportunities in quantum science and engineering. This collaboration establishes a direct link between Universities of the Scottish Universities Physics Aliens (SUPA) and the relevant high-profile Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany.
Impact SFC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit STFC/EPSRC International Max-Planck Partnership (IMPP) - Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit
Start Year 2013
 
Description Investigations in Gravitational Radiation 
Organisation School of Physics and Astronomy
Department Institute for Gravitational Research
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration allowed the development at Strathclyde of ultra-low noise Electroststic Drivers, and their subsequent construction and testing, for the Advanced LIGO project.
Collaborator Contribution Assistance with making contacts with the US side of the LIGO project, specifically with collaborators at MIT and Caltech.
Impact Eight ultra-low noise Elecrostatic Drivers have been delivered to the IGR.
Start Year 2008
 
Description LSC 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LSC carries out the science of the LIGO Observatories, located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana as well as that of the GEO600 detector in Hannover, Germany. Our collaboration is organized around three general areas of research: analysis of LIGO and GEO data searching for gravitational waves from astrophysical sources, detector operations and characterization, and development of future large scale gravitational wave detectors. As evidenced by our outputs that emerge from this collaboration, we contribute strongly to these three areas. In particular we develop low-noise suspension technology and design new optical techniques for the detectors. We also contribute strongly to data analysis particularly in the searches for pulsars and "ringing down" of newly formed black holes. One of our most significant contributions in the area of data analysis has been in the application of Bayesian techniques to parameter estimation in gravitational wave searches.
Collaborator Contribution The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is a group of scientists seeking to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, use them to explore the fundamental physics of gravity, and develop the emerging field of gravitational wave science as a tool of astronomical discovery. The LSC works toward this goal through research on, and development of techniques for, gravitational wave detection; and the development, commissioning and exploitation of gravitational wave detectors. Membership of the LSC fundamentally enables our research. It provides access to gravitational wave data, opportunities to contribute to instrument upgrades, and training for our graduate students, and is the primary locus for application of our technology developments. As the World-leading collaboration in the field membership of the LSC is vital to our ongoing research. Collaborators operate the four LSC detectors to produce gravitational wave data. With us they archive this and enable us to access it for analysis. The collaboration carries out joint analysis of the data from all four instruments. Collaborators host our equipment at the detectors, and also at test facilities at which we undertake joint technology developments, supplementing those we carry out in Glasgow. Collaborators provide training in the operation of detectors, and detector subsystems. Within the technical working groups set up by the collaboration, there is exchange of ideas on advanced interferometer techniques and topologies, on data analysis, on laser sources, on optics, including optical coatings and thermal noise, and on suspension technology.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize RCUK Fellowship Post-doctoral Fellowship EC Framework 7 Infrastructures program International Joint Project Award scheme Travel grant RCUK Science Bridges RCUK Science Bridges Seedcorn grant Research Merit Award JISC Grant SUPA Studentship Science in Society Fellowship RSE/Scottish Executive Personal Research Fellowship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors Bayesian Techniques in precision optical sensing Bayesian Techniques in gravitational wave data analysis Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes Technology Development Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities Silicon Carbide bonding 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 Fellow ISGRGI FRSE (1) FInstP (1) FRAS (1) FRSE (2) Max-Planck-Society FRAS (2) History and Development of Knowledge IOP Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference Advanced Detector Workshop Kyoto LISA Symposium Stanford Optical Fibre Sensors Edinburgh Advanced Detector Workshop Florida Gravitational Wave Bursts meeting Mexico ILIAS Dresden IoP NPPD conference Glasgow 12th Marcel Grossman meeting Paris Lomonosov conference Moscow Advanced Detector Workshop Florida GR19 Meeting Mexico LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India IAU Rio de Janeiro Amaldi NY Fujihara Seminar Tokyo OECD Global Science Forum Cracow NEB X111 Thessaloniki New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal XX1X Spanish Relativity Meeting Mallorca Rencontres de Moriond Italy Texas Symposium Heidelberg Aspera Workshop Paris IoP HEPP and AP Annual Meeting Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Amaldi NY Fujiwara Foundation Seminar Japan Advanced Detector Workshop Florida IoP Astroparticle meeting Oxford Cosmo 07 Sussex Aspera Workshop Paris Workshop on Charging Issues MIT IoP NPPD Annual conference Surrey RAS ordinary meeting London ILIAS Italy IAU General Assembly Prague NPPD Conference Glasgow Statistical Challenges Penn State Amaldi student talk Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Aspera/ApPEC Science Advisory Committee Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Chair LIGO Election & Membership GWIC Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics GEO Executive Committee FP7 ET Design Study Member STFC Science Committee PPAN GWIC Roadmap committee STFC Oversight Committee Zeplin III Aspera/ApPEC Peer Review Committee Governing Council FP6 ILIAS Aspera/ApPEC Roadmap Committee Advanced Detector committee LSC Publication Policy committee LSC LSC CW Group co-Chair reelected SUPA Astro theme leader LSC CW Group co-chair LSC Detection Committee LSC Data Analysis Council FRSE Aspen Center for Physics 2008 Aspen Center for Physics 2011 Advanced Detectors Workshop Kyoto Cosmic Co-Motion Queensland SAMSI North Carolina Center for Astrostatistics Penn State RAS NAM Llandudno Cosmology and Machine Learning UCL ILIAS Dresden 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 BL Staff BG Ugrad AP PhD PS staff VM staff LG Staff CC PhD SZ Ugrad NM PhD MJ staff AG PhD FGC PhD
 
Description SUPA 
Organisation The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have contributed research outcomes, such as hyrdroxy-catalysis bonding. Another major area of contribution has been through lecture courses and workshops arranged through the SUPA Graduate School, and by arranging seminars by prestigious international visitors, and broadcasting them to all partners.
Collaborator Contribution Adopting a coherent approach to staffing strategy, research training, research initiatives and funding opportunities, SUPA™ pools and enhances Scotland's strongest physics research areas and will develop as a world leader in physics, creating the largest group of physics researchers in the UK. It is also intended as a single "front door" for potential staff, sponsors, and industrial collaborators. Major research themes being pursued are physics and life sciences, energy, astronomy, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear and plasma physics, particle physics and photonics. The alliance brings together internationally leading physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Enhanced links with the Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, have provided access to equipment and expertise, and continue to provide opportunities for extending research horizons, e.g. through the application of techniques we have developed for core research to other areas of astronomy.
Impact Philip Leverhulme Prize Research Merit Award SUPA Studentship MP FS AH MB SR Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008 Appearance on Radio 4 programme "In our time" Appearance on BBC One Countryfile Regular visits to local schools Public lectures at Science Centres and Science Festivals Events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lectures to amateur astronomical societies Meet the Scientist @ Glasgow Science Centre Science @ the Scottish Parliament Astronomy's New Messengers Icarus at the Edge of Time CPD Training for schoolteachers ScienceFace Scottish Science Advisory Council Technology Development Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research 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 LISA International Symposium Stanford OECD Global Science Forum India New Worlds Portugal PASCOS 07 London LEOS Montreal Rencontres de Moriond Italy Frontiers in Optics, OSA, San Jose Visiting Professorship Jena STFC Particle Astrophysics Advisory panel Physical and Engineering Committee of ESF SSAC Chair GWIC Chair STFC Panels Royal Society Research Grants Panel Trustee RSE RSE Fellowship Committee IoP Awards Committee Deputy Chair PPAN RSE Grants Committee RSE Sectional Committee Stanford-Scotland Photonics Member STFC Science Committee PPAN SUPA Astro theme leader 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
 
Title Mechanical bioreactor 
Description https://patents.google.com/patent/GB201514734D0/en 
IP Reference GB201514734D0 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed No
Impact Development of stem cell derived osteoblasts (bone building cells) for research, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine (surgical bone graft).
 
Description Room temperature technique for mechanically robust method of jointing silicon carbide 
IP Reference US2007221326A 
Protection Silicon Carbide bonding
Year Protection Granted 2007
Licensed No
Impact Small contract work with US company
 
Title Amplitude or arbitrary phase sideband optical cavity probes 
Description We have extended the standard technique used to probe the optical cavities of gravitational wave detectors to determine the state of resonance of the ingoing light (and hence sense parameters such as the length) by generalising them. The standard technique involves applying phase modulation sidebands, and we have extended this to include either amplitude or arbitrary phase sidebands. The effect of this is to allow us to probe internal degrees of freedom of multi-cavity systems, and to maximise the separation of signals in the process of reading out coupled degrees of freedom, as is needed for reliable control. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact To reduce the limitation set by counting a finite number of photons in the detection process, gravitational wave detectors are employing ever higher light power, and hence storing more photons in the detector at a given instant. The resulting light beams 
 
Title Development of cryogenic MEMS for gravity mapping 
Description A direct spin-off of the group?s expertise in low loss monolithic suspensions and precision optical sensing has led to the development of a new research theme on cryogenic silicon Micro-Electro-Mechanical Sensors (MEMS). We are developing a novel tri-axial, low frequency (<5Hz) miniaturised MEMS gradiometer able to sense nano-g changes (<10ng in 1s) in the local gravitational field. This is equivalent to a performance ten times better than any current device on the market. Building a device at the target sensitivity will require thermal noise optimisation of the MEMS silicon flexures and the use of geometrical anti-springs to lower the device resonant frequency, the development of a high stability on-chip optical readout, the ability to tune the device to reject common mode non-gravitational accelerations and cryogenic operation to provide long term stability. Instrumentation technologies (inc. vibration, miniaturisation, ruggedness) 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact There is a substantial gap in the market for high sensitivity, low power consumption, miniaturised devices able to sense gravity over a wide operating frequency and suitable for land and air based surveys. The ability to map and image the local gravitatio 
 
Title Diffractively coupled high finesse optical cavities 
Description The demand for ever higher power in laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors, together with the possible choice of silicon mirror substrates to allow cryogenic operation (silicon is opaque at the normally chosen laser wavelength of 1064 nm), led us to investigate the diffractive optics. In our application a weak diffractive coupler, in 2nd order Littrow configuration, is used to send light in and out of an optical resonator (replacing the usual partly-transmitting mirror, and so avoiding the need for a transmitting mirror substrate). Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact This technology contributes to our future research by providing a route for which a potential new material of choice for cryogenic mirror substrates can be used with existing and well understood laser systems, thus accelerating progress in this area. 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for application in technology 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There is a commercial application in the area of Geophysics instrumentation currently under development, (commercially sensitive and covered by a non-disclosure agreement). 
 
Title Fused silica suspension fibres for gravitational wave detectors 
Description Precision laser-drawn fibres of ultra-high purity fused silica. Laser melting of the stock ensures high purity, pre-treatment achieves low density of surface defects and hence high strength, and precision drawing, under computer control leads to a highly reproducible profile (i.e. the diameter along the length of the fibre) and length. The particular pulling technique ensures good roundness of the fibres. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact Within the field of gravitational wave research the fibres produced by the method we developed have been selected for inclusion in the next generation of instruments in Europe and the USA. This represents a major advance and an acceleration of progress i 
 
Title Gravitational Wave Search Software 
Description Software to perform searches for gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes and neutron stars. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This software was used in the detection of gravitational waves. 
URL https://github.com/ligo-cbc/pycbc
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for research 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact This technology development has dramatically extended our research by enabling us to develop suspension systems for Advanced LIGO. Hydroxy-catalysis bonding uniquely provides the high strength and thin bonds, hence low mechanical dissipation necessary to 
 
Title Hydroxy-catalysis bonding for technology applications 
Description Many glasses, oxides and also silicon carbide, where the surfaces are polished flat and correctly prepared, can be bonded using the action of OH ions in dilute solution. The bonds produced are very thin (of order 100 nm or less) and have good optical quality. We employ this technique in the construction of ultra-low mechanical loss test masses for gravitational wave detectors and for the fabrication of extremely stable optical assemblies for space-borne gravitational wave detectors and other applications. Optics, active and adaptive optics, mirrors, aspherics, interferometers, photonics 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2010 
Impact There have been several applications of hydroxy-catalysis bonding in areas beyond our core research. Developments in this technology have extended its application to the bonding of silicon carbide (Glasgow patent) with applications for space missions (e 
 
Title Nanokicking' system for biomedical applications 
Description Development of a vibration system suitable for supplying nanoscale vibrations to cell cultures over a frequency range of 1 Hz to 5 kHz. This technology uses precision piezoelectric transducers for supplying the nanoscale motion. Laser interferometry is implemented for calibration. Instrumentation technologies (inc. vibration, miniaturisation, ruggedness) 
Type Of Technology Systems, Materials & Instrumental Engineering 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact A collaboration between Uni. West of Scotland and Uni. Glasgow has demonstrated using this technology for controlling the differentiation (fate) of adult human stem cells (mesenchymal stem cells, MSCs). This result, which demonstrates the potential to co 
 
Title Publication and presentation software 
Description The LIGO Scientific Collaboration comprises over 1,000 scientists. We have developed a web-based tool that tracks the publications written and presentations given by the members of the collaboration. The Collaboration performs an internal review of these materials prior to release, and the tool has vastly simplified this process, saving countless hours of researcher time. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The webtool is used regularly by members of the collaboration. It is a significant improvement over a previous, email based, system. The new system as save countless hours of researcher time in circulating and reviewing these publications and presentations. 
URL https://pnp.ligo.org/
 
Title Violin-Mode sensor 
Description Differential picometre-level displacement detector, using a near-infrared illuminating beam and a differential photodiode-based shadow sensor. UV/Visible/IR detectors 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact In terms of displacement sensitivity this technology has improved on that of earlier 'shadow' sensors by a factor of circa 1000. 
 
Title Voting software 
Description A voting tool for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration that makes use of collaboration identity management to restrict access to the appropriate groups. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This software is widely used within the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, comprising 1,000 scientists. It is easy to use and well liked. 
URL https://vote.ligo.org/
 
Company Name Gas Sensing Solution Ltd. (RS Industry Fellowship) 
Description http://www.gassensing.co.uk/ 
Year Established 2006 
Impact Design and modelling of optical filter components has shown that improvements on the CO2 sensor technology from GSS can be achieved. The plans for developing the work was submitted to the Royal Society and funded through their Industry Fellowship scheme.
Website http://royalsociety.org/news/2013/Industry-Fellowships-October/
 
Description 2016 Public lecture Institute of Physics London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public outreach talk on gravitational wave astronomy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Al Jazeera TV coverage on the discovery of gravitational waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live TV interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v9a0DS9u8k
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated Cosmic Cabaret (9th June 2016, the Stand, Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in Cosmic Cabaret (9th June 2016). As part of a performance , UK, organised by musician Stuart Cromarty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Harp has participated in "Hybrid" by Aniara Omann (31 Jan2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" participated in "Hybrid" a reading and performance event at Celine Gallery, Glasgow, UK, organised by artist Ariana Omann.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alan Cumming - Laser harp at SUPA Annual Gathering (May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Laser Harp" outreach project for the International Year of Light 2015, and beyond. The project comprised the construction of a unique interactive Raspberry Pi based laser musical instrument exhibit, built in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art providing cross discipline connectivity and immensely valuable public engagement device that traverses all aspects of STEM/STEAM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Alan Cumming - http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html Laser Harp website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website for laser harp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://coll.physics.gla.ac.uk/LaserHarp/index.html
 
Description Angus Bell - Researchgate blog - 15 February 2016 
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 Post on the Researchgte blog discussing the detection of gravitational waves, with content from Angus Bell.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/the-field-of-gravitational-wave-astronomy-is-now-real
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk at YETI2017 particle physics school to teach postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Angus Bell - Talk to Glasgow Skeptics society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Up to 100 members of the general public attended the talk. After the talk there was a long time allowed for questions and discussions in which the audience could fully participate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Paisley Express newspaper, on Reid, highlighting the discovery of gravitational waves. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Large newspaper article on gravitational wave discovery and the involvement of the University of the West of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/paisley
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland, Newsdrive program, 12th February 2016, "scientific discovery and innovation" discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited interview on BBC Scotland radio station, around 5pm (rush hour commuting target audience)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland
 
Description BBC Reporting Scotland, "Stem cells 'nanokicked' to grow new bone" interview on 3rd April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Joint video interview on BBC Scotland (TV) and broadcast throughout the day on BBC News.

Significant media/public exposure. These results ended up being re-issued in medical magazines throughout the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22035696
 
Description BBC World Service Radio, interview for stem cell research on 5th April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sole interview on BBC World Service (international) on stem cell breakthrough

Articles appeared in medical magazines all around the world as a result of this interview.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tm51
 
Description BBC World Service programme: The Forum - The Rhythm 
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 BBC World Service programme for 45 minutes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlyff
 
Description BBC documentary series, Men of Rock (aired Dec 2010 & Jan 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact National TV coverage.

Follow-up work with BBC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wkc1b
 
Description BBC radio 5 'Five Live' interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed live by Nicky Campbell for 5 minutes about cosmology in general and the BICEP2 experimental results in particular. The interview was on BBC radio 5 'Five Live' at 7:40am. Five Live is a popular nationally broadcast radio show, so a large audience of the general public will have heard the interview.

General publicity for fundamental science, the University of Sheffield, its Department of Physics, and my research. Raising the awareness of the general public of research into gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Birney, Talk, Stanford (US), "Diamond-Like Carbon for potential use as protective and high emissivity coating for future mirror suspensions", 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Huge interest in capabilities in UWS. Many questions.

Request for additional information to be sent to colleagues working in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) in the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-G1400975
 
Description Birney, talk, Takayama (Japan), GWADW (Gravitational wave advanced detector workshop), "DLC fabrication capabilities at UWS, with potential applications for protective and high emissivity coating", 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Huge interest in capabilities at UWS. Initiated orders from Virgo and KAGRA international projects for fabirating baffle and suspension components for their GW detectors.

Initiated orders from Virgo and KAGRA international projects for fabirating baffle and suspension components for their GW detectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gravity.ircs.titech.ac.jp/GWADW2014/program.htm
 
Description Black Hole Hunter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is an on-line game that is on display at every major/minor outreach activity undertaken by members of the 1000-strong LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

It has been translated to German, French and Spain and attracts of 1000's of unique hits every year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description BlueDit Music Festival - talk on gravitational waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BlueDot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.discoverthebluedot.com
 
Description Borja Sorazu - El Correo - 13 February 2016 
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 Article on detection of gravitational waves in El Correo (general interest newspaper, Spain), including interview with Borja Sorazu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elcorreo.com/bizkaia/sociedad/ciencia/201602/13/esto-revolucionar-ciencia-20160212231207....
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish magazine published biweekly by the local council of Getxo, Basque Country (Getxoberri). The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International newspaper interview 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Long interview in a Spanish national newspaper (El Correo) in relation with the first detection of gravitational waves and my involvement. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International popular science magazine interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-authored 9 page article, for the anniversary of the first detection of gravitational waves, on the Spanish popular science magazine Investigacion y Ciencia (Spanish version of Scientific American). The article was selected for the magazine's cover page for the month of February 2017. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a more specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - International television news report 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report/interview by a Basque Country (Spain) national television channel (EITB - Euskal Irrati Telebista) regarding my involvement on the ground breaking first detection of gravitational waves. An international television crew came to Glasgow to interview me, and it was broadcasted more than 3 times on primetime news television in Spain. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Interview on online magazine of the University of the Basque Country 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview by the Communication office of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain) published on their online magazine 'Campusa'. The interview was about my involvement on the first detection of gravitational waves. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results to a highly-specialised audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - Spanish translation of Science Summaries published on the LIGO website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I translated several of the Science Summary documents describing important aspect of the first detection of gravitational waves. These translations were published on the official LIGO detectors website. This activity provided a very wide and international public outreach of my research activities and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Borja Sorazu - eitb - 29 February 2016 
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 Interview with Borja Sorazu by Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB, Basque Radio-television).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eitb.eus/es/noticias/internacional/videos/detalle/3871464/un-getxotarra-equipo-descubrio-...
 
Description British Science Festival, Aberdeen, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organisation of public session on "The Extreme universe" on behalf of the British Science Association.

Lecture to x people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Science Festival, public talk, 9th September 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 150 members of the public and media attending a special series of talks "You Heard It Here First". Speakers were invited by the organising committee of the British Science Festival.

Was interviewed by various media organisations as a result of this public presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival/you-heard-it-here-first
 
Description Bryan Barr Hong Kong Press Tour 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Members of the Hong Kong print and news media (newspapers, magazines, etc) visited the University of Glasgow as part of a Hong Kong Press Tour of the UK. During the visit we talked to them about studying in Scotland, discussed the international scope of research and gave tours of our research facilities. The event was in the form of a lab tour with open question and answer opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Can you hear black holes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AThis was a Royal Society Summer exhibition. An estimated 4000 people passed through our stand in 3 days.

Exhibits were developed and in particular the online black hole hunger game was developed for the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Comments in the Daily Mail on results from the BICEP2 experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My comments were published in an article in the Daily Mail on Tuesday 18th March 2014.

Members of the public have questioned me about my comments, leading me to believe that they reached a broad general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Comments to the Guardian on results from the BICEP2 experiment 
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 Comments I made on the consequences and import of the BICEP2 results were published in the Guardian on Tuesday 18th March - the article started on page 1, and my comments were in a whole page spread on page 8. These comments were also echoed in the Guardian Online; I have supplied a URL below for the Guardian online article from Monday 17th March.

Various members of the public in my area have approached me about these comments, which they have seen, leading me to suspect that the comments reached a broad national audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/mar/17/primordial-gravitational-wave-discovery-physics-bicep
 
Description Comments to the Science media centre on the results from the BICEP2 experiment 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I made comments on the experimental results from the BICEP2 experiment, and these comments appeared on the Science Media Centre web site. The comments were then distributed to a broad general audience through local media.

A very broad audience was reached with these comments through local newspapers - you can see some of the articles by doing a news search for articles including ed daw bicep using, for example, google news. Hundreds of local papers carried my comments because of the Science Media Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-detection-of-gravitational-waves/
 
Description Detailed follow-on Guardian interview on future prospects of the discovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview discussing the details about what can be expected next.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/12/gravitational-waves-what-breakthroughs-can-we-expect...
 
Description Dundee Astronomical, Searching for signals from the dark side of the Universe. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Standard Astronomical Society type presentation. Very interested audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dundeeastro.com
 
Description GH - LBC - 11 February 2016 - 17:53:40 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact LBC - 11/02/2016 17:53:40
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Dr Giles Hammond of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GSF Making Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the GLasgow Science Festival 2016, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland East - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland East - 11/02/2016 16:02:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Heart Scotland West - 11 February 2016 - 16:02:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Heart Scotland West - 11/02/2016 16:02:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 15:33:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 15:33:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 19:01:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 19:01:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 22:01:17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 22:01:17
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Graham Woan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GW150914 - London Press Conference 
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 A press release of the discovery of gravitational waves on Feb 11, 2016 at London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-hailed-as-breakthrough...
 
Description GilesH BAA summer meeting 2016 
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 Gravitational wave talk at the British Astronomical Association summer meeting 2016 at York. 75 members of the public attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Kilwinning Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe / Gravity' to 15 S5/6 Pupils, Kilwinning Academy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Dark Side of the Universe Newcastleton Primary School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'Dark Side of the Universe' to 20 P6 schoolchildren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH IOP Seniors group 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at IOP Seniors group, "Longitude and GPS" , 15 members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Lawthorn Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 40 P6 schoolchildren, Lawthorn Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Mayfield Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 30 schoolchildren, Mayfield Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Perth High School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 20 S3 pupils, Perth High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH The Physics of Rainbows Woodlands Primary 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk 'The Physics of Rainbows' to 50 schoolchildren, Woodlands Primary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH Tweeddale astronomical society 2016 
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 gravitational wave astronomy to 30 members of the public at the Tweeddale astronomical society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH York astronomical society 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at York astronomical society "MEMS Gravity Sensors and Tidal Deformation" to 55 members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GilesH development of halo harp 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2016, working with National Museum Scotland/IoP Scotland on development of a halo harp (laser harp) for the new science & technology building. This, and the prototype model has been used at multiple outreach events, following on from the International Year of Light.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre "Meet the expert" Day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised and presented exhibit for Glasgow Science Centre "Meet the expert" Day.

Public outreach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/special-events/meet-the-expert-events.html
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Explorathon 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Static and dynamic exhibits at the 2016 Explorathon at the Glasgow Science Center.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival (GSF 2011). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Set up exhibit and present information on UK's contribution to the international field of gravitational wave science.

Public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
 
Description Gravitational Wave Discovery Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A short podcast on the discovery of gravitational waves was made by Cardiff University and distributed via YouTube:
More than 12,000 views as of March 7 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcxt097G4Ps
 
Description Gravity Beyond the Apple 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A hands-on school show describing black holes and gravitational waves was developed and presented to 15 schools in the South Wales area.

A hands-on school show; video interviews of some of the scientists that were used in the show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008
 
Description Iain Martin - RSE Start-up Science Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised science masterclasses to engage and teach children about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Icarus at the Edge of Time 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2010 the IGR participated in a science exhibition at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, linked to a performance of "Icarus at the Edge of Time" - an orchestral score, written by Philip Glass, to accompany the film version of the Brian Greene children's story, updating the Icarus myth in which Icarus falls into a black hole. This project was undertaken jointly with Glasgow Science Centre and featured our "Can you hear black holes?" exhibit.

Questionnaire feedback coordinated by Glasgow Science Centre for this event was uniformly positive. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall have expressed their willingness to work with us on similar art-science collaborations in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, by Martin Hendry, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Martin Hendry wrote an invited article in Times Higher Educational Supplement, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited co-exhibitor at National Space Conference, SECC, 15-16th July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 200-300 school pupils, conference delegates, media

Initiated meeting with Glasgow City Council regarding increased STEM promotion from UWS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.esero.org.uk/news/the-uk-space-conference-2013-outreacheducation-programme
 
Description Invited seminar/colloquim, University of Glasgow (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on Nanokicking (stem cell) research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk in conjuction with Coats Observatory and UWS, History of Astronomy in Paisley. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event organised between Coats Observatory and the UWS Physics Society. Talk by Reid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk to the Renfrewshire Astronomical Society, Paisley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to the Renfrewshire Astronomical Society, Paisley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk to the Stirling Astronomical Society, Paisley. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact as above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk, North England IOP AGM, Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 people attended.

Engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.iop.org
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Autumn Public Lecture Scottish Engineering Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves, the detection and detectors to the engineering society. There was a long period after the talk to allow for questions and discussions in which the audience participated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Colloquium RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A colloqium talk was given on gravitational waves at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016 Outreach talk Probus Longniddry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach talk on gravitational waves to senior citizens with an interest in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description J Hough - 2016, Public Lecture, Institute of Physics, Open University, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on gravitational waves to teach people and enthuse them with physics and in particular, gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - AAAS Family Day - 13 February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Family Science Days at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Washington, D.C.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JH - BBC Radio Scotland - 12 February 2016 - 06:13:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 12/02/2016 06:13:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor James Hough of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough & SRowan 2016 IET lecture, Selex Galileo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk on gravitational wave detection to the Institute of Engineering and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough - 2016, Stoner Colloquium University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colloquim given on gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016 Colloquium, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Warwick. Questions were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2016, Colloquium, University of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a colloqium at the University of Exeter on gravitational waves. Questions from the audience were answered after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough 2017 Crighton Conversation talk, Dumfries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact To give a public outreach talk on gravitational waves and enlighten people on the topic. After the talk there was a supper with the audience that allowed for further discussion and questions to be asked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JHough AAAS Family talk, Washington 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk a AAAS family talk. The aim is to teach and enthuse people of all ages about science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description K Haughian & P Murray - outreach at WIRED innovation awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Set-up a gravitational wave exhibit at the WIRED innovation awards in London and discussed gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and gravitational wave astronomy with attendees at the event. There was a lot of interest and questions asked about the exhibit and topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Café Scientifique Aberdeen City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as part of the Café Scientific Programme of Aberdeen University, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KAS Inverclyde Skywatchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement as follow up to earlier engagement, to share and explain the historic results in gravitational wave astronomy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KHaughian & PMurray - Outreach at Royal SOciety of Edinburgh Royal medal award ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibit on gravitational waves was set-up for the Royal medal award ceremony at the RSE.
Princess Anne came to award the medals and thus came to the exhibit. Gravitational waves and gravitational wave detectors were explained and discussed with Princess Anne and other attendees at the ceremony.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - BBC 2 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:32:35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland 2016, BBC 2 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:32:35
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Moray Firth Radio - 11 February 2016 - 18:02:28 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Moray Firth Radio - 11/02/2016 18:02:28
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV Central East - 11 February 2016 - 18:07:19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV Central East - 11/02/2016 18:07:19
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 18:00:56 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV West - 11/02/2016 18:00:56
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Sky News - 11 February 2016 - 16:11:36 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sky News - 11/02/2016 16:11:36
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KS - Tay FM - 11 February 2016 - 18:03:07 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tay FM - 11/02/2016 18:03:07
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote public lecture for the British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BORS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://borsoc.org.uk/
 
Description LIGO-India announcement and coverage 
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 Report on the discovery and funding of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/earth-space/122854-india-gravitational-waves-cardiff
 
Description LTS (Learning and Teaching Scotland), school teaching material. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online teaching resource for schools.

School education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/highersciences/physics/unitone/gravitation/gravityandmass.asp
 
Description Lectures to amateur astronomical societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact IGR staff regularly give invited talks on gravitational wave science to amateur astronomy societies throughout the country, usually at the level of about 4 talks per year. Recent examples include talks given to: Astronomical Society of Glasgow; Renfrewshire Astronomical Society; Stirlingshire Astronomical Society; Aberdeen Astronomical Society; Highlands Astronomical Society; Astronomical Society of Edinburgh; Helensburgh Astronomical Society; Clydesdale Astronomical Society.

www.scottishsolarsystem.org.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description M van Veggel - Member of RS International Exchange Grants Committeee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Grant review. This impacts on the stimulation of international collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description MEMS - BBC coverage 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact After publication of 'A measurement of the Earth Tides with a MEMS gravimeter' in the journal, Nature we received significant press coverage. Interview snippets were included on BBC radio 2 news, BBC radio Scotland news, BBC radio 4's inside science, BBC World Service's 'Science in Action'. There were also many newspaper articles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35926147
 
Description MH - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 17:36:42 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 17:36:42
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH - STV West - 11 February 2016 - 22:31:55 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scotland Tonight, STV West - 11/02/2016 22:31:55
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:42:20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:42:20
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH and KS - BBC 1 Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 22:39:44 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC 1 Scotland - 11/02/2016 22:39:44
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Martin Hendry and Professor Ken Strain of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MHendry - Filming for Institute of Physics celebration of first anniversary of Gravitational Wave detection, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Institute of Physics Scotland public lecture on Gravitational Wave discovery, Glasgow, February 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MHendry - Invited keynote lecture at Institute of Physics Scotland Stirling Physics Meeting, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Association for Science Education Scotland AGM, Aberdeen, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture for East Renfrewshire Schools Advanced Higher Physics pupils, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy as part of European Astrofest, London, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Astronomical Society of Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy at Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Nottingham University student society, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for Sussex Institute of Physics branch, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy for York University student society, January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Inverclyde Skywatchers, March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Lecture on gravitational wave astronomy, Museum of Communications, Burntisland, February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Panel discussion, accompanying live performance of "Chasing the Waves", Glasgow, December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pint of Science 2016 Festival lecture "Listening to Einstein's Universe", Glasgow, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Pre-prom talk on gravitational wave astronomy at BBC Proms concert, London, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture at Glasgow Science Centre, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at "Astronomical Telescopes" SPIE Conference, Edinburgh, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public lecture on Gravitational Wave Astronomy at Beijing Normal University, China, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on Gravitational Wave Astronomy for SIGMA, Elgin, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at New Scientist Live, Excel Arena, London, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Public talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Orkney International Science Festival, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
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 MHendry - Reddit AMA linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016 
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 MHendry - Social media programme linked to announcement of second gravitational wave detection GW151226, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - Talk on gravitational wave astronomy at Edinburgh Book Festival, August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - USA National Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry - White House Frontiers Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MHendry -Invited lecture at X-STEM Conference, USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Marin H Touching SpaceTime 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video project showcasing STFC Gravitational Wave research, May 2013

Displayed at University of Glasgow for 1 week in two public locations; seen by several hundred people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin Science Slam (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First London Science Slam event. Presentation on PhD research, The Proud, Camden

Approx. 40 in audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H 2020 Vision (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to West Kintyre Stargazers, The Putechan Hotel, Campbeltown, Nov 24th2013

Lecture attended by approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H 2020 Vision 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Clydesdale Astronomical Society, Forth, Apr 8th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Amaldi public engagement session 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Co-chair of Session

Organisation of parallel session on public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H An introduction to Stellar Astrophysics 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lectures for Higher Physics and Advanced Higher Physics students at Dollar Academy, May 2nd 2013.

Lectures attended by approx. 30 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Arthur C Clarke awards 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion, on relationship between science and science fiction, at the Royal Society, London, May 2013.

Audience of several hundred at event; live streamed on the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H BBC Brainwaves 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland science magazine series

30-minute radio interview on gravitational wave astrophysics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H BBC Stargazing Live 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public astronomy event at Braehead Shopping Centre, January 2014, at invitation of BBC Scotland and BBC Learning.

Event attended by approx. 250 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H Can You Hear Black Holes? 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation as part of Dundee Science Festival, Nov 9th 2013.

Demonstrations visited by approx. 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exhibition on human versus machine sensing 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Festival Public Engagement Internship, June 2013

Audience of several hundred viewing exhibit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (14) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to West Kintyre Stargazers, The Putechan Hotel, Campbeltown, Apr 7th 2013

Lecture attended by approx. 60 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (15) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture for East Ayrshire Secondary School, S3 - S4 pupils, St Joseph's Academy Kilmarnock, June 4th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 250 S3-S4 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (16) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lectures delivered to secondary schools in Shetland, June 20th-21st 2013.

Lectures delivered to approx. 200 S3-S6 pupils in Anderson High School, Brae High School and Aith Junior High School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (17) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture in Shetland Museum, June 22nd 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Famelab Scottish Final 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 minute science presentation, Edinburgh University

Audience of approx. 120
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Famelab South of Scotland heats 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 minute science presentation, Edinburgh University

Audience of approx. 40
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Glasgow University Open Day (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interactive exhibit and display, Glasgow University, Sep 2013

Approx. 200 visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Glasgow University Open Day 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interactive exhibit and display, Glasgow University, June 2013

Approx. 200 visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H How to Build a Planet 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series consultant for BBC series presented by Richard Hammond

Series audience figures of several million
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H IoP Women Into Physics Event 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interactive exhibit and demonstrations,Vale of Leven Academy, Jan 2014

Approx. 200 students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H Meet the Expert 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational wave exhibition at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, April 2013

Exhibition visited by approx. 50 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H PubhD 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First Glasgow PubhD event. Science in the Pub event, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Feb 2014

Approx. 50 in audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H RSE Astrophysics masterclass 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Activity session for S1 and S2 pupils, Nov 2013

Approx. 60 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H RSE NAM workshop 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Exchange of best practice, ideas for future collaboration.

Increased collaboration on public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H RSE Young People's Outreach Programme for Schools (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to North Berwick High School, September 2013

Schools talk to approx. 30 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H RSE Young People's Outreach Programme for Schools (3) 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to Haycocks Primary School, North Ayrshire, February 2014

Schools talk to approx. 40 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H RSE Young People's Outreach Programme for Schools (4) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to St Thomas' Primary School, Keith, March 2014

Schools talk to approx. 60 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H RSE Young People's Outreach Programme for Schools 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visit to St John the Baptist Primary, Fauldhouse, April 2013

Schools talk to approx. 35 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Science Slam 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First UK Science Slam event. Presentation on PhD research, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Approx. 50 in audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Supernovae 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation as part of "Science Sunday" in Glasgow Science Festival, June 2013.

Demonstrations visited by approx. 2000 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Talk on Astronomical Telescopes (2) 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to Clydesdale Astronomical Society, Forth, February 2014

Public talk to approx. 15 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H Talk on Astronomical Telescopes 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to Dundee Astronomical Society, Mills Observatory, Dundee, November 2013

Public talk to approx. 20 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H The Physics of Star Wars (5) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to IoP Hereford and Worcester Centre, University of Worcester, Apr 24th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 150 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H The Physics of Star Wars (6) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation as part of Dumfries and Galloway Science Festival, May 4th 2013.

Lecture / demonstrations attended by approx. 200 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H The Physics of Star Wars (7) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to IoP West Midlands Branch, University of Keele, Nov 7th, 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H The Physics of Star Wars (8) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to IoP Nottingham Branch, University of Nottingham, Dec 3rd, 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 80 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H The Science of Star Wars (2) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture, as part of Middle of Scotland Science Festival, Crianlarich, May 4th 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H Three Minute Thesis Competition 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 minute science presentation, Glasgow University, March 2014

Audience of approx. 100
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Martin H UK Space Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interactive exhibit and display, SECC, July 2013

Approx. 300 visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Martin H WSTE Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave invited lecture at WSTE Conference, Sarawak, Malaysia, October 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH "Powers of 60" Multi-messenger Astronomy Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact http://www.tinyurl.com/powersof60/

Exhibition seen by more than 6000 people to date. Online legacy version will be maintained on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH 2020 Vision: the Future of Astronomical Observations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk for IoP "Science in the quad" event at Robert Gordon's College, part of British Science Festival, Aberdeen, September 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH 2020 Vision: the Future of Astronomical Observations (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited keynote lecture for Association for Science Education Scotland annual conference, Crieff Hydro Hotel, March 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 80 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Display of exhibit on gravitational wave astronomy - at the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2012 - representing the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

LSC Exhibit visited by more than 10000 participants. Subsequent invitation to present exhibit at Aspen Science Festival and Gravity Fields Festival, and to re-exhibit at 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Advanced Higher Stellar Astrophysics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact CPD Teachers' workshop on stellar astrophysics for early adopters of Revised syllabus Advanced Higher Physics in the Curriculum for Excellence.

Workshop attended by 12 teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH BBC Stargazing Live in Scotland (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited appearance on BBC Radio Scotland "Good Morning Scotland", to discuss BBC Stargazing Live 2013 events in Scotland.

Widespread coverage of interview on twitter and facebook, and BBC website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Big Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited workshop on science in large collaborations, for University of Glasgow Open Access Programme on "Highlights of Astronomy", February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH British Science Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Appointed 2012 Chair of Physics and Astronomy section of the British Science Association.

Ex officio, organisation of a public outreach session on "The Extreme Universe" for 2012 British Science Festival in Aberdeen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH British Science Association - West Scotland Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Elected chair of the British Science Association West Scotland branch.

Organisation of science outreach events across Glasgow and throughout the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/scotland/west-scotland-branch
 
Description MartinH Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk to Dumfries Astronomical Society, January 2012, describing the history of the Transit of Venus and its use in determining the cosmic distance scale.

Lecture attended by approx. 25 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Captain Cook and the Cosmic Yardstick (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at Royal Observatory Greenwich, April 2012, describing the history of the Transit of Venus and its use in determining the cosmic distance scale.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants. Subsequent invitations to various UK astronomical societies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Einstein's Cosmic Messengers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on "Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe", to accompany European premiere of "Einstein's Cosmic Messengers" - multimedia concert by composer and percussionist Andrea Centazzo, University of Glasgow, October 2012.

Extensive coverage of lecture on twitter and facebook. Lecture and concert attended by approx. 160 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture to Science Club, Wellington Academy, Ayr, February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 35 staff and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (10) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Ayrshire Astronomical Association, Ayr Academy, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (11) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Airdrie Astronomical Association, Airdrie Library, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (12) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for Wallace High School, Stirling, organised as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh schools outreach programme, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 100 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (13) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for Allan's Primary School, Stirling, organised as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh schools outreach programme, February 2013.

Lecture delivered to approx. 25 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lectures for St Andrews and St Brides High School, East Kilbride, as part of Primary 7 transition project, February 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 80 students and their parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series of 27 Schools and public lectures on gravitational astrophysics and cosmology, across 9 Scottish Hebridean islands in 9 days for UK National Science and Engineering Week, March 2012.

Lectures delivered to approx. 1600 people. Coverage in local and national press. Blog highlighted by British Science Association and by Royal Society of Edinburgh as part of their outreach programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (5) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk for Orkney International Science Festival, Kirkwall, September 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 100 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (6) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools talk for Orkney International Science Festival, Kirkwall Grammar School, September 2012.

Lectures attended by approx. 120 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (7) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited CPD session for secondary school teachers, organised in collaboration with IoP Scotland, Edinburgh, Nov 2012.

Session attended by approx. 80 teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (8) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, at Ardnamurchan High School, Strontian, for Royal Society of Edinburgh "Lochaber" outreach project, November 2012.

Lectures delivered to approx. 60 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (9) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited public lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, in Kilchoan Ardnamurchan, for Royal Society of Edinburgh "Lochaber" outreach project, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravitational Waves: Opening a New Window on the Universe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, at George Watson's School, Edinburgh, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 40 students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravitational Waves: Opening a New Window on the Universe (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on cosmology and gravitational astrophysics, for the Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society, Kilmarnock College, November 2012.

Lecture delivered to approx. 50 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Display of exhibit on gravitational wave astronomy - at the inaugural Gravity Fields Festival - representing the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. In collaboration with University of Birmingham.

Exhibit visited by more than 1000 festival participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, Sep 2012 (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture on "Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe", for inaugural Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, 26th September 2012.

Extensive coverage of lecture on twitter and facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH Gravity Fields: The Material World, Sep 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited appearance on Radio 4 "The Material World" to discuss gravitational-wave astronomy, as part of Gravity Fields Festival, Grantham, 26th September 2012.

Extensive coverage of interview on twitter and facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH LIGO Scientific Collaboration Education and Public Outreach Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coordination of LSC public outreach activities, including maintenance of LIGO social media output, production of public science summaries of LSC publications, participation in national and international science festivals and science fairs and production of multimedia and other outreach resources for use by members of the collaboration.

Ongoing. See other entries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description MartinH The Future of Science in Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact European Science Foundation workshops, on the Future of Science in Society, held at the University of Vienna, February 2012 and June 2012. Participation was to represent Physical Sciences standing committee of the ESF.

Formal ESF report produced with detailed recommendations from the workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Institute of Physics "Festival of Science", organised in Bristol by IoP South-West branch, March 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 300 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Institute of Physics North-West branch, Whitehaven, May 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 75 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for STFC graduate training programme, Cosener's House, Abingdon, October 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 40 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Physics of Star Wars (4) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) for Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, March 2013.

Lecture attended by approx. 30 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MartinH The Science of Star Wars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture (featuring black holes and gravitational-wave astronomy) at Gray Fossil Museum, East Tennessee State University, May 4th (Star Wars Day) 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 50 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited talk at UK National Astronomy Meeting, Manchester, Mar 28th 2012, to describe UK plans to mark the June 2012 Transit of Venus.

UK-level and international Transit of Venus events were arranged and coordinated as a result of this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 2012 (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture, on the physics of transits, for the IoP Stirling Physics Teachers' Meeting, May 2012.

Lecture attended by approx. 180 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinH The Transit of Venus 2012 (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All-night event to celebrate the June 5th/6th 2012 Transit of Venus, linking with science centres, observatories and schools in the US, Canada and Australia and culminating with an attempt to view the end of the Transit from the University of Glasgow, at dawn on June 6th. Event organised in collaboration with Glasgow Science Festival.

Event attended by approx 100 participants. Extensive twitter and facebook coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MartinHendry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The future of astronomical telescopes, Edinburgh University Invited public lecture at EPSRC workshop on "Big Data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Aberdeen Astronomical Society 08/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture for Aberdeen Astronomical Society in Aberdeen on Tuesday 8th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Association for Science Education National Conference 05/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop for the Association for Science Education National Conference in Aberdeen on Saturday 5th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry BBC Radio 21/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Great Scots who changed the world, BBC Radio programme, Invited contributor: episode on James Clerk Maxwell
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Barrhead High 13/05/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Q&A session with Advanced Higher Physics teachers, Barrhead High School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Camden 23/08/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Einstein Goes to Hollywood, Camden, London, Invited talk for Floating Cinema Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 08/12/2015 
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 Celebrating Scottish Science, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Event organised by Scottish Government, Chief Science Adviser's Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Edinburgh University 28/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Faster than the Speed of Light? Edinburgh University, Invited contributor: the Science and Magic of Light
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry European Astrofest 06/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk European Astrofest, London Invited talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Glasgow University 25/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Glasgow University for Institute of Physics Scotland on Thursday 25th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry HMP Low Moss 23/01/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe talk - HMP Low Moss Prison.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Helensburgh Astronomical Society 25/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision, Invited talk, Helensburgh Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Highlands Astronomical Society 03/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2020 vision Invited talk, Highlands Astronomical Society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Hubei University of Education 27/04/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, Hubei University of Education Invited public lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry IOP Hereford and Worcester 14/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, IOP Hereford and Worcester Branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Kilwinning 12/02/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Reach for the Stars talk Kilwinning, RSE Schools lectures programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Leicester 20/03/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Stargazing Live panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moffatt Academy 27/10/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational-wave Astronomy talk, Moffatt Academy, RSE Prize Lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Moray Astronomical Society 04/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk for Sigma - Moray Astronomical Society - on Friday 4th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry North Inch Campus, Perth 19/11/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gravitational Physics workshop, North Inch Campus, Perth, Workshop with AH Physics teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Pint of Science 20/05/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science of Sci-Fi , Pint of Science Festival, Glasgow, Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Radio Sputnik Moscow 12/02/2016 
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 Interview with Radio Sputnik Moscow about discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Reddit AMA 13/02/2015 
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 Reddit "Ask me Anything" online session, Organised for LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry Stirling Astronomical Society IYoL 09/01/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 09/01/2015 International Year of Light Programme in Scotland Stirling Astronomical Society Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MartinHendry TEDx Glasgow University 29/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of TEDx Glasgow University on Monday 29th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Wisconsin Public Radio 16/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Katherine Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio, on Tuesday 16th Feb, talking about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry Zacatecas Science Museum 24/02/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture with the Zacatecas Science Museum, Mexico (by skype) on Wednesday 24th Feb.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MartinHendry online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria 10/03/2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online lecture for schools in Turkey and Syria on Thursday 10th March about the discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MattP Blog (cosmiczoo) 
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 Blog posts (and associated advertising of them via social media channels) related to the first observations of gravitational waves. Also, an online science summary for a search performed looking for gravitational waves from pulsars http://www.ligo.org/science/Publication-O1KnownPulsar/index.php
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://cosmiczoo.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Description MattP Public talk for the Airdrie Astronomical Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk for the Airdrie Astronomical Association - Informing general public about research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MattP Public talk for the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk for the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh, informing general public about research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MattP TEDxGlasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach booth at TEDxGlasgow - a booth creating 3D printed models of gravitational wave signals, and discussing the recent discovery of gravitational waves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media (videos) produced for marketing purposes (UK role in gravitational wave detector development) 
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 Marketing materials prepare to highlight UK (GEO600) contribution to building Advanced LIGO (gravitational wave detectors, US).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.geo600.org/1725649/GEO600_Interviews
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Five Live - 11 February 2016 - 18:10:12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Five Live - 11/02/2016 18:10:12
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norma Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Norfolk - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:00 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Norfolk - 11/02/2016 18:05:00
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NR - BBC Radio Scotland - 11 February 2016 - 18:05:38 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - 11/02/2016 18:05:38
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Norna Robertson of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Scientist Instant Expert Event (London) 
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 to 300 members of the public at New Scientist Instant Expert event on General Relativity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nuffield Scholarship (pupil work placements), 2011-12 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 work placements and 1 Nuffield scholarship.

Several pupils changed their choice and changed to studying Physics and Astronomy at University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Physics World Interview on revised quadrupole formula 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interview on the publication of modified quadrupole formula and its relevance to gravitational waves
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/jan/21/are-gravitational-waves-being-redshifted-away-b...
 
Description Physics World interview 
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 Phone interview about the discovery
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/feb/17/indian-gravitational-wave-observatory-wins-gove...
 
Description Physics World interview on the discovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Physics World interview on the discovery of gravitational waves on the day of the press release.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/feb/11/ligo-detects-first-ever-gravitational-waves-fro...
 
Description Physics World interview on the relevance of atom interferometry for GW detection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interview by Physics World on the feasibility of cold atom interferometers as gravitational wave detectors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/may/03/interfering-atoms-could-help-detect-gravitation...
 
Description Press release on the BICEP2 experiment 
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 I wrote a press release containing comments on results from the BICEP2 experiment

The comments I made on this press release were read by a broad audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/gravitational-waves-discovery-heralds-new-frontier-1.361507
 
Description Public talk with Prof. Andrew Hart (Plastic Surgeon), Clinicians in Research Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - 1 workshop session - Kingcase Primary school (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - 2 workshop sessions - Todholm Primary school (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - 3 workshop sessions - Craigholme primary school (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - 3 workshop sessions - St. Francis of Assisi Primary school (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - 3 workshop sessions - St. Mirren's primary (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Re-write the Headlines activity with local school - workshop sessions - St. Mun's Primary School, Dunoon (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://researchtheheadlines.org
 
Description Regular visits to local schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact IGR make regular visits to give talks and lead workshops in local high schools. These visits are made by staff at all levels but particularly by postgraduate students and early-career postdocs. Many of these visits are supported and coordinated by Science Connects (formerly SETPOINT) and are thus linked to the STEM Ambassador scheme.

Informal feedback from schools to our STEM Ambassadors and other visitors is highly positive. Over the past 5 years the size of our Level 1 undergraduate classes in Physics and Astronomy has increased by more than 50%. Our schools outreach activities are among the factors that have brought about this increase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Reid et al., Exhibitor, Royal Society Summer Exhibition, London, 2008 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Thousands of members of public.

Media interviews resulted from this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
URL http://royalsociety.org/summer-science/2008/
 
Description Reid, Evening Times article 02/07/2014, entitled "Top honour for Scots scientist", 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/top-honour-for-scots-scientist-169495n.24642902
 
Description Reid, IOP and BSF public lecture, Glasgow, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Huge interest in talk from participants. This was the first ever public talk on nanokicking.

Many questions at end of talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/martin/ioplect/lecture3.pdf
 
Description Reid, Interview by Real Science (online resource), 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Online research for teachers and public. "Gravitational waves" online resource (text and video explanations) produced by Real Science. Comprehensive resource on the detection of gravitational waves designed for schools use.

Public engagement. Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.realscience.org.uk/uk/science-news-crab.html
 
Description Reid, Invited talk to AOUG (Association of Open University Graduates), Edinburgh, 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 people attended

Engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/groups/association-open-university-graduates
 
Description Reid, Jodcast, interview, 2008 
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 video interview on gravitational waves.

Engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
URL http://www.jodcast.net/archive/video/gravwaves/
 
Description Reid, Paisley Express article 04/07/2014, "Uni space expert over the moon over new role", 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Reid, Talk, Renfrewshire Astronomical Society, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audience very interested in the topic (gravitational wave detection). Stimulated stronger links between the Society, the Coates Observatory, and the University (UWS).

Invited to come back to present at Coates Observatory later in 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Reid, Talk, Stirling Astronomical Society, 2008 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 society members attended.

Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
URL http://www.stirlingastronomicalsociety.org.uk/
 
Description Reid, Talk, public talk in Paisley, "A star's life", 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Good attendance and significant interest in astronomy research activities in UWS in astronomy.

Requests for additional talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.uws.ac.uk/news---categories/engineering-and-computing/academics-to-give-insight-into-the-...
 
Description Reid, talk, Dundee Astronomical Society, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Huge interest from audience in the status of gravitational wave detection

Invited to come back
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://dundeeastro.com
 
Description SR - BBC 1 - 11 February 2016 - 18:01:48 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBC 1 - 11/02/2016 18:01:48
Report on the discovery of gravitational waves includes interview with Professor Sheila Rowan of Glasgow University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity