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Dr Clare Burrage

School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Nottingham,  University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Telephone:      0115 752 3688


Nationality:      British


Research Positions

01/2013 –                     Royal Society University Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer

11/2011 –12/2012      Anne McLaren Research Fellow

Particle Theory Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

10/2010 – 10/2011    Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistante Post-Doctorante)

Cosmology Group, Départment de Physique Théorique, Université de Genève, Switzerland

10/2008 – 09/2010      Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Theory Group, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Germany



10/2005 – 09/2008      PhD (Physics)

Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP),  University of Cambridge, UK

Supervisor:      Prof. Anne-Christine Davis

Thesis title:      Scalar Fields and the Accelerated Expansion of the Universe

10/2004 – 06/2005      MMath (Part III Mathematics)                           Class: Distinction

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK

10/2001 – 06/2004      MA (Mathematics)                                                    Class: First

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK


Fellowships and Awards

2013 – 2016    Royal Society Research Grant                                                                    £61,000

Funding for a three year PhD studentship.

Project title: Laboratory Searches for Dark Energy

2013 – 2018    Royal Society University Research Fellowship                                        £520,000

Project title: Dark Energy: Preparing Theory to Meet Experiment

Covers 80% of salary costs (the rest provided by Nottingham) and provides for research and travel expenses.

2013                STFC Rutherford Fellowship                                                                      £400,000

Project title: Dark Energy: Preparing Theory to Meet Experiment

Declined in order to allow me to take up the Royal Society Fellowship

2012 – 2013    Anne McLaren Fellowship, awarded by The University of Nottingham

Three years independent funding and ~ £4,000 per annum research costs

Recent Invited Seminars

Dec. 2014       Cosmology in 2014. Invited review, Annual Theory Meeting, Durham.

Oct. 2014        Detecting Dark Energy in the Laboratory. Dark Energy Interactions Workshop. NORDITA.

Jul. 2014         Disformal Couplings and Signatures. Non-linear Structure in the Modified Universe. Lorentz Centre.

Sept. 2013       Disformal Light Shining Through Walls. IoP HEPP meeting on Low-Energy Frontier of the High Energy Particle Physics. Daresbury.

May 2013        Dark Energy Screening Mechanisms. Irish Quantum Foundations Meeting, Dublin

Mar. 2013        Problems in the Current Theory Space. Cosmological Tests of Gravity Workshop, Oxford.

Jan. 2013        Axion-like Particles from Dark Energy Models with Screening Mechanisms. Axiverse Workshop, Oxford

I have also given invited seminars at the following Universities and Institutes: Birmingham, Bonn, Cambridge, DESY, Durham, Geneva, Imperial College, Liverpool, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Oxford, Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, Queensland. Saclay, Southampton, Sussex, Würzburg.




Jan 2015         Invited lecturer. Dark Energy and Modified Gravity. YETI, Theoretical and Experimental Physics winter school. Durham, UK.

Sept 2012        Tutor at British Universities Summer School in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics (BUSSTEPP), summer school for postgraduate students, Durham, UK


2014                Joint lecturer for Theory Toolbox (Mathematical Methods) course for 3rd year undergraduates, for Bsc and Msci in Physics, University of Nottingham

2013 –             Supervisor for extended projects for 3rd and 4th year undergraduates, for Bsc and Msci in Physics, University of Nottingham

2011                Tutor and examiner for course in Cosmology for Bachelor in Physics, Université de Genève


Professional Activities


Journals          Physics Review Letters (PRL), Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP), Physical Review D (PRD), Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG),

Grants             Royal Society International Exchange Scheme, Newton Mobility Grants (awarded by the Royal Society), DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)


Theory Group, Euclid satellite collaboration

Cosmology Working Group, eLISA consortium

External collaborator 2dfLens. Project: Cosmology fits to redshift space distortions and lensing


2012 – 2013    Postdoc Lecture Series in the Particle Theory Group at the University of Nottingham

2012                UK HEP Young Experimentalists and Theorists Institute (YETI) winter school at the University of Durham (Approx. 70 participants)

Professional Service

2015 –             Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Committee, Institute of Physics

2013              Diversity committee, University of Nottingham.


Oct. 2014        Organiser of Nottingham Particle Physics Masterclass for 6th form students

Apr. 2014        Public talk at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (audience approx. 200)

Dec. 2013       Participant in the Royal Society MP-Scientist pairing scheme

Oct. 2013        Public talk at A Matter of Beauty exhibition, City Gallery Nottingham

Mar. 2012        Poster presentation at the Houses of Parliament SET for Britain event to connect young scientists with the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

Mar. 2012        Participant in I’m a scientist get me out of here! Online program to enable school students to talk directly to scientists

Contributor to Science Channel series Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. Episode titled How Does the Universe Work? First broadcast: 13 July 2011


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