Hello! I’m Clara and I’m a particle physicist and science communicator.
A quick career history: I completed my PhD at Manchester in the UK working on a new type of pixel detector for the ATLAS experiment at CERN. I then went to work at LAL in Orsay, France, and lived in Paris for three years, continuing my work on pixel detectors for the ATLAS upgrade, and also starting analysis of the properties of the Higgs boson. next, I moved to the University of Göttingen in Germany to study the top quark, the heaviest known particle. Now, I’m in Nijmegen in the Netherlands at Radboud University as an Excellence Initiative Fellow. I’m continuing to investigate the top quark, but also starting to search for dark matter using machine learning algorithms.
I am very passionate about science communication, and a keen advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields. I’m a member of the TIGER in STEMM group. I am also a photographer and long-distance runner.
This blog is a reflection of my work, interests and personality, but to help you navigate, I’ve sorted the posts into different sections. If you’re here for the science, you can check out posts on the science section; if you’re more interested in some of the outreach I do, then you can check out the link there; for my photography and film-making work, check out photography/video; if you’re interested in where I’ve been travelling to, there’s a section for that; or if you prefer a mix (like me!) you can explore the whole blog. For photos from my academic nomadic travels, check out the gallery.
If you like what I do and would like to keep me caffeinated so I produce more, you can buy me a coffee with the link below.