REF2014 Impact Case "Engaging the public with current research in Particle Physics"

RHUL Centre for Particle Physics

Particle Physics outreach lectures and media engagement

The lectures are adapted to the different audiences addressed and evolve over time, to incorporate new ideas or findings, and to address audience feedback.

(Note to speakers: Please enter below the information on all outreach lectures you gave, in reverse chronological order. Only enter talks up to 31/7/2013 (and not before Jan 2008) and use the formatting suggested below.)

Title of talk (Speaker)
Location; Date
(Audience characterisation and audience size estimate, if possible)

Lectures given by Dr T. Berry

Lectures given by Dr V. Boisvert

Lectures given by Prof. Cowan

Lectures given by Dr S. Gibson

Lectures given by Prof J. Monroe, on Dark Matter

Lectures given by Dr J. Nikkel

Lectures given by Dr P. Teixeira-Dias on the Higgs particle and the origin of mass

After the public announcement of the discovery of the Higgs particle, in July 2012, Teixeira-Dias has given several public/outreach talks, all invited, on the quest to understand the origin of mass of elementary particles, and the search and discovery of the Higgs particle. The talk (usually titled ``The Higgs particle and the quest for the origin of mass'') has changed over this period, to adapt it to the specific audiences being addressed, to incorporate new information as it became public (such as the subsequent measurement of the Higgs particle properties), and to incorporate audience feedback. Audience characterisation and estimated size is also given where possible.

University of London Physics Taster Day
Royal Holloway, University of London; July 2, 2013.
(50 A-level students, prospective undergraduates)

CAPS2013 - Conference of Physics and Astronomy Students
Royal Holloway, University of London; June 30, 2013.
(50 undergraduate students in Physics and Astronomy, enrolled in UK universities)

Particle Physics Masterclasses for A-level students and their teachers
Royal Holloway, University of London; April 24 and 25, 2013.
(160 lower sixth form A-level students; 18-20 A-level teachers)

Science meets The Arts
Royal Holloway, University of London; January 17, 2013.
(60 undergraduate students studying towards a Drama degree at Royal Holloway, University of London)

The Samuel Tolansky Lecture (part of the RHUL Science for Schools Lecture Series)
Royal Holloway, University of London; December 3, 2012.
(300, including A-level students and their teachers, and members of the general public)

Talk at Institute of Physics - Berkshire branch
AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment), Aldermaston; October 22, 2012.
(80, AWE employees - incl. technical staff, engineers, physicists - and their families, members of the public)

-- PedroTeixeiraDias - 25 Oct 2013

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