Ep16: Understanding the Universe – Giovanna Cottin (Bonus Episode)

Image credit: Giovanna Cottin

Image credit: Giovanna Cottin

Giovanna Cottin is a theoretical particle physicist at the University of Cambridge. While on the hunt for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, Giovanna discovered her passion for researching dark matter.

It’s my way of making sense … to understand the origin of the universe: what are the laws that govern our universe? … How it might end? And I think particle physics can be a way to answer those questions
— Giovanna Cottin
Image © Giovanna Cottin 2015

Image © Giovanna Cottin 2015

You can read more about Giovanna's research on her website, find out more about dark matter from CERN, and more about the ATLAS research group in Cambridge.

This bonus episode was co-produced with Hannah Stern, and recorded in partnership with Cavendish inspiring Women, a group based at the University of Cambridge who aim to raise the visibility of women working in physics. It forms part of a series of short interviews profiling scientists and the research they do.