Cosmoparticle Physics Research

A PhD project on a new idea with deep roots.
I am interested in the identification and classification of particle Dark Matter.
Achieving this will require all three individual routes widely used to experimentally probe Dark Matter.

Direct Detection

As part of the LZ (LUX-ZEPELIN) collaboration, I am interested in searches beyond the vanilla WIMP. As a full member, I am also contributing towards the collaboration's main activities.

Indirect Detection

The heaps of data pouring in from observations have extraordinary power in constraining particle dark matter properties. I am interested in large and small scale structure probes using Lyman-α spectra.

Accelerator

Missing transverse momentum searches can constrain light particle candidates and provide a probe to a dark mediator and its coupling. I am interested in working with the novel software CONTUR.

ART AS A TOOL

An artist with a talent for maths can take over the world.
I have mostly pursued art in personal projects but I let my research be source of inspiration.

Finding Cygnus

Through my work on directional detection I found myself inspired by the fact that I can calculate the direction in which the earth is moving towards at any point in time and space. I am currently developing a kinetic structure that implements this code and shows the observer the direction from which dark matter wind is coming from.

If a tree falls in the forest

Project lead by Dr. Andrew Pontzen and Michaela French in a collaboration between members of the Cosmoparticle Initiative and students from the RCA. This project hopes to provoke the public to respond to the unfinished ideas of cosmology and to recognise the creative struggles at the heart of modern science.

Outreach

Attending EMF 2018 was one of the highlights of the year. Being able to speak to the public about Dark Matter was not only a pleasure but also a privilage.

Dark Matter Day

In collaboration with the Laboratory of Dark Matters, I was involved in organising an evening aiming to explore the multiple facets of Dark Matter(s) and its emergence in three selected pieces of literature. Texts were selected from subjects in physics, culture and everyday life in an attempt to bridge disciplines and capture the public's imagination.

Useful Links

Dark Matter And Bright Minds

It is the story of how a paradigm shift in Cosmology began told through an interactive novel. I developed this app and produced audio and visual aids to bring the public closer to the world of Dark Matter.