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Dr Sarah Malik

My research

I work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, searching for evidence of the particles that constitute 'dark matter', the elusive, non-luminous form of matter that makes up 80% of the matter in our Universe.  I also work on the interface between phenomenology and experiment, constructing simplified models of dark matter that we can search for at colliders.

My journey

When Zackaria was born it was a very busy time at work so I took little time off but Dawood took on a big share of the child caring responsibility. We moved back to the UK in part to be closer to family so we could get some help with raising our son.  Though every day is a juggling act, the flexible working hours in academia and a supportive partner have really helped.