In a nutshell
I am the STFC-funded “Researcher in Residence” for the CERN@school project, working with The Langton Star Centre, Queen Mary, University of London, GridPP, the Institute of Physics and SEPnet to get as many schools as possible doing physics research through the CERN@school project. I completed my PhD, and worked as a Research Assistant, at Imperial College London‘s High Energy Physics group. You can find my thesis on the CERN Document Server. I worked on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, one of the giant “digital cameras” that takes photos of what’s going on inside the Large Hadron Collider at CERN when it’s smashing stuff together. I completed my undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, specialising in Experimental and Theoretical Physics.
I’ve won the following awards and prizes:
- Winner, NESTA FameLab UK competition — “Finding Nothing” (2009);
- Winner, UK Institute of Physics undergraduate lecture competition — “Life, the Universe, and the Neutron” (2005);
- Awarded Samuel Taylor Scholarship for Natural Sciences by Sidney Sussex College (2005);
- Received the UK Oddfellows Education Award (2003);
- Winner, UK IoP “Advancing Physics” A level physics coursework competition — “What is Mass?” (2003);
- Winner, UK IoP “Advancing Physics” AS level physics coursework competition (2002).
I was also “Oberon, King of the Fairies”in Henry Cort Community School’s ground-breaking 1999 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“.
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