DR Victoria J Martin


Dr Victoria J Martin

Contact Information

Room 5419, James Clerk Maxwell Building

Phone: 0131 651 7042

Fax:      0131 650 5902

Email: victoria.martin@ed.ac.uk

(dialling code for the UK is +44)

Postal Address

School of Physics and Astronomy,

University of Edinburgh.

King’s Buildings,

West Mains Road,




Find the King’s Buildings on Google maps

Current Research

The ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC

        Edinburgh ATLAS webpages  

        Higgs Research at Edinburgh

        Higgs boson discovery paper!

Me talking Higgs physics: November 2011 (before the discovery)

                                               4th July 2012 (discovery day!)


Linear Collider Physics: ILC & CLIC

        Edinburgh ILC webpages

Conference Presentations

       March 2013: Moriond Electroweak: Higgs into fermions at ATLAS (pdf)


Outreach presentations

  1. September 2014: IOP Scotland Higgs boson prize giving, Royal Society of Edinburgh

  2. May 2014: Royal Scottish Society of the Arts, Scottish Institute of Physics Teachers’ Conference

  3. April 2014: Plockton Town Hall and Plockton High School

  4. March 2014: National Science and Engineering Week, Grange Academy, Kilmarnock

  5. November 2013: National Museum of Scotland Hunting the Higgs boson

  6. October 2013: IESIS McMillan Memorial Lecture IESIS.pdf

  7. September 2013: Glasgow Cafe Scientifique

  8. June 2013: An audience with Peter Higgs, Edinburgh

  9. May 2013: An audience with Peter Higgs, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin & NUI Maynooth

  10. Sept 2012: General Interest Seminar on Higgs Boson Discovery (pdf)

  11. January 2013: Kilmarnock Engineering & Science Society (pdf)

  12. March 2013: DunbarScienceFestival.pdf (pdf)

Press Coverage

  1. 6th Jan, 31st March & 8th Sep 2014: Bacon’s Theory on Radio 5 live!

  2. 3rd February 2014: Launch of University of Edinburgh MOOC, Discovery of the Higgs boson, Newsdrive, Radio Scotland

  3. 22nd December 2013: Broadcasting House Press Review

  4. 9th October 2013: Scotsman and The Independent

  5. 8th October 2013: Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, PM, Radio 4

  6. Peter Higgs visits Dublin, May 2013

  1. Latest results on the Higgs boson: 14th March 2013

  2. BBC Radio Scotland

  3. Physics & Astronomy News Item

  1. LHC at the Scottish Parliament: February 2013

  2. STV News

  3. Edinburgh Evening News

  4. The Scotsman

  1. ITN News: What was so great about 2012?

  2. Yahoo News Review 2012

  3. October 2012: Bulletin Magazine, Piecing it Together.

  1. Discovery of the Higgs boson: 4th July 2012

  2. STV News I

  3. STV News II

  4. STV News III

  5. U.S. National Public Radio Interview

  6. Sunday Herald

  7. Edinburgh Evening News

  8. BBC News 24

  9. BBC Radio Scotland

  10. Pan European Networks: Science & Technology (in print issue only)

  1. 19th December 2011: BBC radio 4. Interview for Profile: Professor Peter Higgs

  2. 17th December 2011: The Times.  Quoted in article Professor Higgs awaits news of his boson.

  3. 14th December 2011: Edinburgh Evening News. Authored article: Soon we'll be able to Pinpoint that Particle

  4. 13th December 2011: The ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN announce latest results in search for the Higgs boson.  CERN Press Release 

  5. 12th November 2011:  Die Tageszeitung, featured in Die Jagd nach dem Urteilchen (in German)

  6. 21 September 2011: BBC Radio 4 and BBC TV news 24. Interviewed for news reports on OPERA Superluminal Neutrinos observation.

  7. 20th July 2011:  BBC Radio Scotland Interview.  The Big Interview: the Boson Hunter

Teaching & student advising

Session 2013-14

MPhys Project Organiser

Particle Physics

Physics 1B

Personal Tutor

MPhys Project supervisor: Higgs physics at CLIC

Previous Sessions’ Teaching

Previous Research

LCFI Collaboration

The CDF experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron

NA48 Experiment

Other activities

Director of Quality for School of Physics and Astronomy

College of Science and Engineering Library Committee

Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics Executive Committee

STFC Particle Physics Advisory Panel

STFC Projects Peer Review Panel

STFC Particle Physics Users Advisory Committee

Particle Physics Experiments PhD Selector

Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics:

   2006:  Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

   2009:  LHC Physics

   2012:  LHC Physics


Particle Physics Experiment Group

Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics

School of Physics and Astronomy

University of Edinburgh

Scottish Universities Physics Alliance




Reader in particle physics at the University of Edinburgh.