SAGEX ESRs are committed to taking part in scientific outreach as part of their fellowships. This page documents their activities.

Trailer ‘Doing a PhD in Physics’

The trailer for the ESR’s film which documents their lives as SAGEX PhD students is now available to view!

Pilot ESR film

As part of a joint project with EE Films, the ESRs will throw open a very special part of their lives, as they take their first steps into their chosen research field and work intensively towards their doctoral thesis. Each ESR was asked to record a monthly video diary, documenting their experiences of their fellowship. The footage will ultimately be combined into a longer film.

Throughout their individual journeys the ESRs will experience many different emotions: from the elation of a discovery, to doubts and disappointment. Although the challenges faced by each student will be individual, there are common themes that will unite their experiences – not least their participation in the wider SAGEX network. For many, they will also be trying to answer the crucial question: should they pursue a career in academia and try to become a professional scientist?

Watch a short pilot film below, telling the story of ESRs Gabriele Dian and Davide Polvara during their first year as part of the SAGEX network.

Public lecture

Watch a recording of the public science lecture ‘To the heart of matter’, given by Professor Lance Dixon on 4 July 2019.