Public Talks

The dark side of the Universe. 18th April 2014. At the National Museum of Scotland, as part of Edinburgh Science Festival. Youtube.

How to bake a Universe. 19th October 2013. A Matter of Beauty Exhibition, The City Gallery, Nottingham. YouTube.


You can find information about the Particle Physics Masterclasses that we run at this link.

Students who attended the October 2014 Masterclass can find related information here.

Magazine articles

Dark Energy Tested on a Tabletop. Quanta Magazine, 31 March 2015

My winning proposal: Write about what makes you special. Funding Insight, 7 November 2014 (May require .ac.uk email address to access)

Chameleons and holograms: Dark energy hunt gets weird. New Scientist, 3 September 2014

Strength of gravity shifts – and this time it’s serious.  New Scientist, 11 September 2013

Dark energy is still the greatest cosmic mystery. New Scientist, 13 May 2013

Distant galaxies hint at exotic physics. Sky & Telescope, 7 March 2012

Is a cosmic chameleon driving galaxies apart?  New Scientist, 2 August 2010

Dark-energy particle spotted?  Nature News, 29 May 2009

Evidence mounts for axion-like particles.  Physics World, 18 February 2009


I was interviewed for the episode How Does the Universe Work? of the second series of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. First broadcast: 13 July 2011. IMDB link here.


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