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.

James Clerk Maxwell Building,

Peter Guthrie Tait 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

  1. October 2014: Linear Collider Workshop 2014 Physics at the LHC

  2. March 2013: 3: Rencontres de Moriond Higgs into fermions at ATLAS (pdf) Webcast

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. 28th September 2014: Sunday Mail Feature

  2. 21st March 2014: Kilmarnock Standard Top Scientist goes back to School

  3. 6th Jan, 31st March & 8th Sep 2014: Bacon’s Theory on Radio 5 live!

  4. 3rd February 2014: Launch of University of Edinburgh MOOC, Discovery of the Higgs boson, Newsdrive, Radio Scotland

  5. 22nd December 2013: Broadcasting House Press Review

  6. 9th October 2013: Scotsman and The Independent

  7. 8th October 2013: Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, PM, Radio 4

  8. Peter Higgs visits Dublin, May 2013

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

  10. BBC Radio Scotland

  11. Physics & Astronomy News Item

  12. LHC at the Scottish Parliament: February 2013

  13. STV News

  14. Edinburgh Evening News

  15. The Scotsman

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

  17. Yahoo News Review 2012

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

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

  20. STV News I

  21. STV News II

  22. STV News III

  23. U.S. National Public Radio Interview

  24. Sunday Herald

  25. Edinburgh Evening News

  26. BBC News 24

  27. BBC Radio Scotland

  28. 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

School of Physics & Astronomy Equality & Diversity Committee

STFC Particle Physics Advisory Panel

STFC Projects Peer Review Panel

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

Young Academy of Scotland




Reader in particle physics at the University of Edinburgh.