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Institution/Company: University of Edinburgh
Areas of Interest:
Physics and Astronomy
Particle Physics Higgs boson
Dr Victoria Martin is a Reader in particle physics at the University of Edinburgh. Victoria obtained her BSc in Mathematical Physics and PhD in Particle Physics from the University of Edinburgh, before spending five years in the USA as a researcher at Northwestern University in Illinois.
Victoria now leads the Higgs boson research team at the University of Edinburgh. Victoria and her team work as part of the ATLAS experiment collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, in Geneva, Switzerland, where the Higgs particle was discovered in 2012. The current focus of Victoria’s research is to better understand how the Higgs boson particle behaves.
Victoria also teaches physics to undergraduate and postgraduate students and gives regular talks around Scotland about particle physics and the Higgs boson.
She designs and delivers interactive and visual ‘big picture thinking’ sessions for senior officials. These sessions focus on addressing key policy challenges, teasing out their interdependencies, and situating them in their global context.
We recruit new members every two years. The next recruitment round will take place in early 2020.