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     Date Submitted:02-06-2010
     Last Modified:03-06-2010 (05:23)
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     Current job:Astrophysics & Space Science Student
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     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsRecent Astrophysics & Space Science Graduate
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    QUALIFICATIONS

    2006 – 2010: The University of Kent, Canterbury

    MPhys in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics – expected 2:1.Final year Physics Research Project (expected 70% minimum) on the evolution of high redshift radio galaxies, using computational methods to estimate redshift from photometric data. Other modules include:

    4th Year: The Sun, Earth & Mars; Cosmology & the Interstellar Medium; Elementary Particles; Space Astronomy & Solar Science

    3rd Year: Third Year Physics Project; Relativity Optics & Maxwell's Equations; Rocketry & Human Spaceflight; Stars, Galaxies and the Universe; Physics Literature Review; Thermal and Statistical Physics; Image Processing; Physical Science Research Planning

    2nd Year: Quantum Physics, The Multiwavelength Universe, Optics & Electromagnetism, Spacecraft Design & Operations, Physics Laboratory II, Mathematical Techniques & Differential Equations, Multimedia for Astronomy

    1st Year: Mathematics; Physics; Computing; Astrophysics; Disasters; Skills for Physicists

     

    1999 – 2006: Verulam School, St. Albans

    A-Levels: Physics (C), Mathematics (D)

    AS Levels: Electronics (C), Critical Thinking (D), Art (D)

    GCSEs: 10 (A to B) including Mathematics, Science, English, French and German

     

    EMPLOYMENT

    Autumn 2008 – Present:University of Kent – Physics Outreach Team

    Promote physics as a subject and generate interest from secondary school pupils with ‘Cool Physics’ demonstrations. Guide tours of the physics department and present informatory talks to prospective students attending UCAS open days. Teach basic astronomy and rocketry to children aged 11-18 at the annual Kent Space School.

    Autumn 2009: University of Kent – PH301 Demonstrator

    Assisted stage 1 students with coursework from the PH301 physics module, which requires a deep understanding of the assessed problems and the ability to convey the fundamental physics without revealing the solution. 

    Summer 2009: University of Hertfordshire – Summer Placement

    Completed an 8 week project to collect ancillary data for galactic objects in the Herschel-ATLAS fields and performed cosmological calculations to study the evolutionary trends of high redshift galaxies. Practiced with various computational methods and independently learnt the astronomical rudiments.

    Summer 2007 & 2008: DHL London Colney – Data Entry for European Returns

    Managed emails and independently maintained the returns department for 3 weeks.

    2004 – 2006: Waitrose St. Albans – Dry Goods Shop Floor Assistant

    Skilled in multiple areas of the store with responsibilities including training new staff and assisting to run the section.

     

    SKILLS

    Communication: Effective skills developed through:

    • Confidently speaking to large audiences on a regular basis for Space Soc.
    • Frequently writing academic reports and newsletter articles for the physics dept.
    • Courteous interactions with customers and personnel during my employment.

    Teamwork:

    Learned to work as a valuable team member throughout my employment to complete tasks precisely and efficiently. Applied leadership skills as Space Soc. president by delegating tasks to the committee, liaising with members and overseeing all events.

     Computational:

    Obtained an extensive knowledge of computer software, hardware, networking and maintenance. Experienced with Windows & Linux operating systems and programming languages including FORTRAN, MatLab, SQL, IDL, IRAF & HTML.

     

    INTERESTS

    • President of Space Soc., April 2007 – March 2010. Committed to over 400 hours of volunteering and achieved the Institute of Physics award for best overall physics society 2008 & Kent Union’s society of the year 2009. Duties include organising telescope nights, rocketry sessions & trips to ESA centers and communicating with Kent Union. Increased membership from 37 (2007) to over 80 (2009).
    • Pursued the Duke of Edinburgh Challenge to Silver level
    • Enjoy activities such as cycling, walking & football and have a keen interest for technology.

     

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