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2000 – 2005: Endon High School, 2005 – 2007: Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, 2007 – 2010: Keele University, 2010 – 2011: Durham University
MSc in Particles, Strings and Cosmology. BSc in Astrophysics with Mathematics. A-levels in Physics, Maths, Computing and Electronics. GCSEs in Double Science, Maths, English Lit. and Lang., French, Geography, History, I.C.T., Resistant Materials and R.E.
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PhD in Astrophysics
Favourite thing to do in my job: Looking at how a star works until it goes kaplooey!
Looking at how the inside of a star works.
I tell the computer to make pretty graphs that tell me all about the insides of stars.
I can then give these star ‘models’ to someone else and they can make them go kaplooey!
My Typical Day
Write a computer code to make some pretty graphs, teach some students and read about other people’s interesting work.
Write some computer code to model what we think happens inside a star. Then look at how that would affect the rest of the star’s life.
I help teach 1st and 2nd year physics and astrophysics university students.
What I'd do with the prize money
Create a physics or astrophysics themed pc/android/ios game
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Impatient, hard-working, crazy
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Presented my work to world leaders in other fields
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My high school physics teacher – Mr. John Perry
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
A racing driver
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit
What's your favourite food?
Pizza without olives
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Airsoft (paintballing but with BB guns)
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Taller, drive a Lamborghini and an unlimited supply of pizza
Tell us a joke.
Why do NASA believe there is life on Mars? The CD player was stolen from their Mars rover.