Adam Tarrant

PhD student in particle physics

Adam is a physicist trying to unlock the secrets of neutrinos. Neutrinos are weakly interacting particles that are nearly invisible. You would need a lead shield some 10,000 trillion metres wide to have a 50/50 chance of stopping one! Yet, these elusive beasts hold vital clues as to the inner workings of stars and the origin of matter in the Universe. 

Adam did not always find physics easy. As a child, he was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia and was told he would be lucky to finish school being able to read or write. But, driven by his passion for understanding the world and his inquisitive mind, he worked hard to realise his dream of becoming a professional physicist. 

Adam has collaborated with hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world, including at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN, Switzerland. This has given Adam a unique opportunity to learn from other cultures and backgrounds and, as a gay man, to promote LGBTQ+ rights in academia and beyond.