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Darren Price
STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow and Senior Research Fellow
School of Physics and Astronomy University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Darren Price is currently an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow in the experimental particle physics group at the University of Manchester.

Following a degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, he started his career in particle physics research working on the SuperNEMO experiment in Manchester, and obtained his PhD from Lancaster University working on the ATLAS experiment.

After a post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University, where he worked on both the ATLAS experiment at CERN and the DZero experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Darren obtained an EU-funded Marie Curie fellowship which brought him back to Europe.

His research spans study of quantum chromodynamics and heavy flavour physics, Vector Boson Fusion, and searches for dark matter and other invisible phenomena at the LHC.

Darren is currently exploring how to maximise the re-interpretability of data from experimental searches for new phenomena at the LHC, both to enhance the future potential of the data and enable its use for scientific research by the public.

Darren is a UK STEM Ambassador, and regularly contributes to a wide range of public engagement activities such as hands-on masterclasses, museum exhibitions, lectures, interviews, teacher-training events, science fairs and festivals.

Darren has co-led the annual one-day Manchester Particle Physics Masterclass since 2013, which has a typical cohort of 200 school students.

Darren is an advocate for widening participation, engaging with minority groups and those with low science capital.

"Particle physics offers us a great opportunity to capture the public's imagination, encourage curiosity, share our vision that science is for everyone, and inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers."

Darren became the UK's representative to IPPOG in 2017.