Imperial College London

Dr Pat Scott

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer (STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow)



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1008Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I'm an astroparticle phenomenologist, which basically means a universal busybody.  I stick my nose into particle theory and experiment, cosmology, solar and stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, statistics, computational physics and other things - usually two or three at a time. Have a look at some of the tabs at the top of this page for details of the fun I get up to.

I lead the GAMBIT Collaboration, a bunch of 30-odd other like-minded busybodies from all over the HEP-astro diaspora, trying to put together all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that is the search for physics Beyond the Standard Model (of particle physics).  A big part of that is dark matter, but really, we'll take any new particles we can get.

I've been at Imperial since mid 2014.  Before that I was a Banting Fellow in the HEP Theory group at McGill University, a PhD student in the Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics and String Theory Group at the Oskar Klein Centre in Stockholm, and a pre-doctoral student at the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Athron P, Balazs C, Bringmann T, et al., 2017, Status of the scalar singlet dark matter model, European Physical Journal C, Vol:77, ISSN:1434-6044

Athron P, Balazs C, Bringmann T, et al., 2017, GAMBIT: the global and modular beyond-the-standard-model inference tool, European Physical Journal C, Vol:77, ISSN:1434-6044

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