I am a professional experimental physicist, working in the field of laser-plasma electron accelerators. Using some of the most powerful lasers in the world, we accelerate electrons to GeV energies and probe fundamental quantum electrodynamic effects.
I'm not a mathematician, but I enjoy playing with simple models - especially those which yield interesting pictures. The interplay between mathematical and physical discoveries has always fascinated me.
Data analysis and visualisation is an important part of science. Presenting data in novel ways can aid understanding. Presenting data clearly and appealingly can broaden its reach and maximise its impact.
I am working on experiments to detect the signal of strong-field QED effects in laser-produced plasmas.
My PhD is in the field of laser-wakefield acceleration at the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, Imperial College London.
I spent 4 years at Churchill College, Cambridge. My degrees were in Natural Sciences, specialising in Experimental and Theoretical Physics.
I went to school and sixth form in this pleasant city in the south west of England, famous for Banksy and balloons.