Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001 – 2004
    MA (Mathematics) Class: First Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2004 – 2005
    MMath (Part III Mathematics) Class: Distinction, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2005 – 2008
    PhD (Physics), Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge, UK, Supervisor: Prof. Anne-Christine Davis, Thesis title: Scalar Fields and the Accelerated Expansion of the Universe

  • 2008 – 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Theory Group, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2010 – 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Assistante Post-Doctorante), Cosmology Group, Départment de Physique Théorique, Université de Genève, Switzerland

  • 2011 – 2012
    Anne McLaren Research Fellow, Particle Theory Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

  • since 2013
    Royal Society University Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

Selected publications

  • Probing Dark Energy with Atom Interferometry, Clare Burrage, Edmund J. Copeland, E.A. Hinds.JCAP 1503 (2015) 03, 042, arXiv:1408.1409

  • Galileon Inflation, Clare Burrage, Claudia de Rham, David Seery, Andrew J. Tolley.JCAP 1101 (2011) 014, arXiv:1009.2497

  • Higgs Production as a Probe of Dark Energy Interactions, Philippe Brax, Clare Burrage, Anne-Christine Davis, David Seery, Amanda Weltman. Phys.Rev. D81 (2010) 103524, arXiv:0911.1267

  • Active Galactic Nuclei Shed Light on Axion-like-Particles, Clare Burrage, Anne-Christine Davis, Douglas J. Shaw. Phys.Rev.Lett. 102 (2009) 201101, arXiv:0902.2320

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Diversity committee, Royal Society

  • Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Committee, Institute of Physics

Media coverage

  • Dark Energy Tested on a Tabletop. Quanta Magazine, 31 March 2015

  • Chameleons and holograms: Dark energy hunt gets weird. New Scientist, 3 September 2014

  • Strength of gravity shifts – and this time it’s serious. New Scientist, 11 September 2013

  • Dark energy is still the greatest cosmic mystery. New Scientist, 13 May 2013

  • Distant galaxies hint at exotic physics. Sky & Telescope, 7 March 2012

  • Is a cosmic chameleon driving galaxies apart? New Scientist, 2 August 2010

  • Dark-energy particle spotted? Nature News, 29 May 2009

  • Evidence mounts for axion-like particles. Physics World, 18 February 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • knitting, rock climbing


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