Clare Burrage has been a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham since January 2013.
She arrived in Nottingham in November 2011 as an Anne McLaren Fellow. Previously she held research positions at the University of Geneva and at DESY (German Electron Synchrotron). She was awarded her PhD in 2008 from the University of Cambridge. In 2015 she was awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Institute of Physics. Her research aims to understand the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance driving the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.