James Beacham

Particle physicist & science storyteller
Physicist Dr. James Beacham wears a jacket and black glasses.
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Sophie Bennett

Dr. James Beacham is a particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where he hunts for dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes, and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. In addition to his research, he is a frequent speaker at popular sci/tech/art events around the world (with a large following on TikTok), and regularly appears on radio shows, podcasts, and in TV series and documentaries. His talk, “How we explore unanswered questions in physics”, was featured on TED.com and has been viewed more than 1.6 million times. Beacham is also an experimental filmmaker and regularly collaborates with other artists.