Imperial College, Lancaster University
Physics (MSc), Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (BSc Hons)
National Physical Laboratory
Favourite thing to do in my job: Making something new
About Me: Physics graduate with interests in astronomy and programming, currently working as an engineer.
Physics graduate with interests in astronomy and programming, currently working as an engineer.
My Work: I work with really accurate clocks.
I have been involved in several projects in my current job. The biggest project I have been involved in was helping to design the time scale for the Square Kilometre Array.
The Square Kilometre Array is being built in South Africa and Australia and will be an array of lots of small receivers which will have a combined collecting area of over a square kilometre. It will be the world’s largest radio telescope and some of the science aims are to discover how galaxies evolve, how the first stars were made and maybe whether or not we are alone in the universe!
My Typical Day: It varies
A typical day would involve checking my emails when I arrive. I might then spend a few hours programming or doing documentation. Sometimes there will be meetings to discuss parts of projects.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Short, curious, keen
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Teachers and some really interesting books
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wasn't sure
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I don't have one
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Spending four days hiking over Exmoor for my DofE expedition
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
A Handheld Portal Device, a visit to space, stopping anthropogenic climate change
Tell us a joke.
Isaac Newton is playing Hide and Seek with a friend. He stands in the middle of the room and draws a square around himself measuring 1m by 1m. The friend can't find Newton; he can only see Pascal.