The sensational detection of the Higgs Boson at CERN launched a new era in particle physics. We now know that there are more huge discoveries to come about how our universe really works. Newnham academics Professor Maria Ubiali and Professor Tina Potter are working at the forefront of this new attempt to answer some of the questions the Standard Model of physics just cannot resolve.

PROFESSOR MARIA UBIALI is the Sheila Edmonds Lecturer in Mathematics at Newnham and Principal Investigator of the ‘Physics Beyond the Standard Proton’ project at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Maria set up and runs Newnham’s Maths Summer School. Her work tackles a number of open fundamental questions about the structure of the proton and the origin of our Universe.

Professor Tina Potter

PROFESSOR TINA POTTER is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Newnham. Her research interests lie particularly in researching the particles that make up Dark Matter. In 2021 she was awarded a Pilkington Teaching Prize for outstanding and pioneering teaching within the University.