Public Engagement with Science and Maths Outreach

I am interested in promoting science to a non-specialist audience. For example, I have created a YouTube outreach video explaining my research on string compactifications.

I have also written articles on important concepts in physics, as well as given talks on my research for laymen, for example at the Bruno H. Bürgel astronomical observatory Berlin in February 2020 or at the Peterhouse Graduate Symposium in November 2013.

I have also contributed to bigger outreach events. For example, together with Zoe Wyatt, I made a poster on the physics behind building cathedrals for a Edinburgh University outreach event.

I been a volunteer at the Edinburgh Maths Circle and previously at the Cambridge University Emmy Noether Society, both of which were founded by my girlfriend, Zoe Wyatt, who is currently a Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics of the University of Cambridge.

As an undergraduate, I was heavily involved with the Cambridge University Scientific Society, first as Junior Treasurer in 2006 - 2007 and then as President in 2007 - 2008. During that year, I restructued and enlarged the committee in order to run more events of higher quality. These included the a trip to CERN to see the LHC and meet scientists there, as well as the best-attended talk of the society to date with 500 people packing the largest lecture theatre in Cambridge. I also initiated a big sponsorship drive which more than doubled our annual income to £5000.

Simon Singh speaking at the Cambridge University Scientific Society.