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Contacts and Speakers for Particle Physics

Below is a list of contacts for PP research groups who can help by providing an opportunity to schools to visit university research scientists and departments, many of which work on projects connected to the LHC. They may also be able to help enrich an activity connected with a planned school visit to CERN or upon return.

Point of Contact Listing for PP Research Groups

PP Research Group Contact
Birmingham Cristina Lazzeroni
Bristol Helen Heath
Brunel Paul Kyberd
Cambridge Steve Wotton
Daresbury Wendy Cotterill
Durham Pete Edwards
Edinburgh (EXP) Gill Maddy
Edinburgh (THE) Gill Maddy
Glasgow (EXP) Valerie Flood
Glasgow (THE) David Miller
Imperial Jordan Nash
KCL Julia Kilpatrick
Lancaster Harald Fox
Liverpool Phil Allport
Manchester Catherine Duffy
Nottingham Anne Green
Oxford Brian Foster
Plymouth Craig McNeile
QMUL Alison Hartshorn
RAL Sophy Palmer
RHUL Tracey Berry
Sheffield Susan Cartwright
Southampton Nick Evans
Sussex Darren Baskill
Swansea Graham Shore
UCL Mario Campanelli
Warwick Gary Barker

Particle Physics Speakers and Contacts

All the Particle Physicists on the list below are happy to give talks to schools or other groups. If you would like to invite them to give a talk, please contact them directly.

Quick Links for speakers in your area



Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Richard Kenway Edinburgh 6505245 Computer Simulation of Elementary Particles
Victoria Martin Edinburgh 0131 6517042 Searching for that God (damn) particle: the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider
Alan Walker Edinburgh 0131 650 5237 Particle Physics for Scottish Schools (PP4SS) Exhibition
Rebecca Crawford Science Connects Glasgow 0141 330 5370 Can arrange talks in Scotland
Aidan Robson Glasgow 0141 3308082  

Northern Ireland

Name Institute Telephone Other Details/Title of Talk
  None available at present    

North West England

Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Roger Barlow Huddersfield 01484 472644 Matter and Antimatter
The Higgs particle: what we've found and what it means
Roger Jones Lancaster 01524 594487 New Physics at the LHC
      What's the Matter with Antimatter
      What can particle physics do for us?
Helen O'Keeffe Lancaster 01524 593223 Why are neutrinos so interesting?
      Secrets from the Sun
Laura Kormos Lancaster 01524 593352 Neutrinos are not ice-cream!  And other quantum nursery rhymes
Harald Fox Lancaster 01524 593616 Talks on Higgs boson, LHC/ATLAS and anti-matter
Tim Greenshaw Liverpool 0151 7943383  
Hywel Owen Manchester - main contact 01925 603797 From splitting the atom to cures for cancer: a tour through the world of particle accelerators
Fred Loebinger Manchester 0161 275 4180 Quarks and Gluons - The Story of Elemental Particle Physics
Chris Parkes Manchester 0161 27 54113 It's the end of the world as we know it: The start of the LHC
Angels and Demons: the story of antimatter

North East England

Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Sean Paling Boulby 07815520853 Talks about astroparticle physics, the search for Dark Matter and deep underground science
Pete Edwards Durham 0191 334 3782 Talks suitable for key stage 3,4 and sixth form students
Topics include:
      The Big Bang Machine
      Mined Over Dark Matter
      What Are We Made Of?
      The Dark Side Of The Universe
Nigel Glover Durham 0191 334 3602 The hunt for the Higgs - suitable for 6th formers
Frank Krauss Durham 0191 334 3751 General Particle Physics Talks - suitable for age 14 upwards
      Also talks about the Higgs and simulations in particle physics for 6th formers and beyond
Peter Richardson Durham 0191 334 3764 General Particle Physics Talks - suitable for 6th formers


Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Susan Cartwright Sheffield 0114 222 4572 A walk through the Universe (Key Stage 1 and 2)
      Dark Matter the Stuff of the Universe
      Neutrinos and the Universe
      The Ideas of Particle Physics
      Quantum Physics
      QCosmology and the LHC
      The Higgs boson
Neil Spooner Sheffield 0114 222 4422  
Lee Thompson Sheffield 0114 222 4577 Particle Physics, the LHC and CERN
To catch a neutrino
Searching for high energy neutrinos
100+ years of chasing cosmic rays
Chris Booth Sheffield 0114 222 3541 Quarks, Leptons and the LHC - suitable for A-level students
Ed Daw Sheffield 0114 222 4353  
Stathes Paganes Sheffield 0114 222 4352  
Davide Costanzo Sheffield 0114 222 4549  
Sean Paling Sheffield 0114 222 4270  
Dan Tovey Sheffield 0114 222 3546  
Vitaly Kudryavtsev Sheffield 0114 222 4531 Cosmic Rays - suitable for ages 15+
Dark Matter in the Universe - suitable for ages 15+

Midlands and East Anglia

Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Richard Batley Cambridge 01223 337434  
Andy Parker Cambridge 01223 337429  
Ed Copeland Nottingham 0115 9515 164 From Quarks to Galaxies
The Large Hadron Collider - why should we care?
Our Universe
Anne Green Nottingham 0115 8467 902 Searching for Dark Matter
Antonio Padilla Nottingham 0115 8467 903 Parallel Worlds
Ian Kenyon Birmingham 0121 414 4627  
Pete Watkins Birmingham 0121 414 4625  
Cristina Lazzeroni Birmingham 0121 414 4614  
Paul Newman Birmingham 0121 414 4617  
Gary Barker Warwick 02476 523399  
Steve Boyd Warwick 02476 573876  
Tim Gershon Warwick 02476 523778  
Paul Harrison Warwick 02476 572942  
Sinead Farrington Warwick 02476528044 ATLAS experiment, Higgs search / Higgs measurements
Michael Kreps Warwick 02476151406  


Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Chris Allton Swansea University 01792 295738 Particle Physics from Apples: How Newton paved the way for the Large Hadron Collider
Graham Shore Swansea University 01792 295737 The LHC @ CERN - what do we hope to find and when?
Tegid Wyn Jones Swansea University 020 76797150 Welsh language a speciality

South West England

Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Particle Physics Group Bristol main contact 0117 9288 953 Use this contact to request talks from the Bristol group
Helen Heath Bristol 0117 9288 725  
Vincent Smith Bristol 0117 9288 740 Quarks and Leptons:
The Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics
      Relativity and the Twin Paradox
      Wave Particle Duality:
Is the electron there when you are not looking?
      The Higgs Boson and other things we don't know yet
      Matter and Anti-matter
      What Time is it on Mars
(How to measure time on earth and other planets)
Nick Brook Bristol 0117 954 6877  
Joel Goldstein Bristol 0117 928 8772 Particle Physics and the LHC
Greg Heath Bristol 0117 9288 947  
Dave Newbold Bristol 0117 9288 770  
Jonas Rademacker Bristol 0117 3317 904  
Paras Naik Bristol 0117 9288 760  
Martin Lavelle Plymouth 01752 232729 What's the Matter with Anti-matter?
      From the Light Bulb to Quantum Computing
      Chocolate, Mirrors and the Speed Of Light

London, South and South East

Name Institute Telephone Other Details / Title of Talk
Chamkaur Ghag University College London 02076793453 Dark Matter Detection Experiments
Ben Cooper University College London 02076793775  
David Miller University College London 020 7679 7152 The Sex-Life of the Proton
      Cosmic Etiquette
      Z, LEP and the Universe
Jon Butterworth University College London 07977 444137 Atlas and the LHC
Nikos Konstanidis University College London 07789 976563 Higgs Boson
General ATLAS and the LHC talks
Mark Lancaster University College London 07855 472095 The Unknowns of Particle Physics
Ryan Nichol University College London 07855 299171 Particle Physics in Antarctica
Cosmic Ray and Neutrinos
Mario Campanelli University College London 020 7679 7159 General talks about CERN and the LHC
Laura Manenti University College London 07427 637930  
David Freeborn University College London 01923 772313 The Scale of the Universe: from quarks to black holes
Gavin Hesketh University College London 07879 514936 Solving a subatomic mystery: the Higgs Boson and the LHC
Frank Deppisch University College London 07988447306 Beyond the standard model
Tracey Berry Royal Holloway, University of London 01784 443497 "The Atlas detector & the search for new physics."
"Using the atlas detector to try to explain why gravity is so weak"
"Using the atlas detector to probe if quarks are fundamental particles"
Any age of audience- above 16.
Pedro Teixeira-Dias Royal Holloway University of London 01784 443 453 “The Higgs boson" (for A-level students)
Veronique Boisvert Royal Holloway University of London 01784 443456 “The LHC: a tunnel to the beginning of time”
Jocelyn Monroe Royal Holloway University of London 01784 443454 “Dark Matter- You Can't See It But It's Everywhere!”
Bob Brown The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 446216  
Rob Edgecock The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 445089 Applications of Particle Accelerators
Stephen Haywood The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 446761 What Makes the World Tick
William Murray The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 446256 The LHC and the discovery of the Higgs boson
Suzie Sheehy The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 446 782 Five things you should never do with a particle accelerator
Suzie Sheehy The STFC
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
01235 446 782 Accelerated Dreams
Steve Worm The STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 01235 445975  
Peter Kalmus Queen Mary, University of London 020 78825042

Particles and the universe


The forces of nature

Mirror images, antimatter and time reversal

Jo Cole Brunel University 01895 267749  
Paul Kyberd Brunel University 01895 266801 Working at CERN
Darkness Visible
Neutrinos and Conservation Laws
CP Violation and the Origin of Matter
      Darkness Visible
Neutrinos and Conservation Laws
      CP Violation and the Origin of Matter
Steve Lloyd

Queen Mary, University of London

020 78826967 The Discovery of the Higgs Boson
ATLAS and the Large Hadron Collider
Sanjaye Ramgoolam Queen Mary, University of London 020 78825047

String Theory and Hidden Dimensions of Spacetime

Duality between Gravity and Light in String Theory

Henrique Araujo Imperial College London 020 7594 7549 Mining For WIMPs: the search for dark matter underground
Gavin Davies Imperial College London 020 7594 7806 Holding it all together: the Higgs boson
Ulrik Egede Imperial College London 020 7594 7688 Searching for cracks in the Standard Model
Elliot Leader Imperial College London 020 7594 7792 Quarks: seeing inside the fundamental particles in Nature
Ken Long Imperial College London 020 7594 7812 Neutrinos and the physics of flavour
Todd Huffman Oxford University 01865273333 The Higgs Boson Discovery and other High energy topics
Gerald Myatt Oxford University 01865 273381 Dark Matter in the Universe
Hans Kraus Oxford University 01865 273361  
Tony Weidberg Oxford University 01865 273370 Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Quarks - But Were Afraid to Ask
Higgs Discovery?
Alan Barr Oxford University 01865 273636 Atom smashing - the world's biggest experiment
Brian Foster Oxford University 01865 273323 Superstrings
Einstein's Universe
Nick Evans Southampton 023 80592093  
Jonathon Flynn Southampton 023 80592093  
Steve King Southampton 023 80592093  
Stefano Moretti Southampton 023 80596829  
Chris Sachradja Southampton 023 80592093  
Darren Baskill University of Sussex - main contact 01273 872815 Use this contact to request talks from the Sussex group
Antonella De Santo University of Sussex 01273 678115 The Big Bang Experiment
Fabrizio Salvatore University of Sussex 01273 678749  
Simon Peeters University of Sussex 01273 678128 Studying the Universe from 2km underground - detecting Dark Matter and neutrinos
Captain Neutrino

Particle Physics for you

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