Master’s Degree – Astrophysics 2012-2016
Queen Mary University of London
MSci Astrophysics (2:2)
Bsc Astrophysics (2:1)
I completed my Master's degree in Astrophysics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2016, graduating with honours. During completing my degree, I studied many aspects of physics including: Astrophysics, Quantum physics, Nuclear physics, Electromagnetism, Classical physics and Particle physics.
A Levels – Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths 2010-2012
West Cheshire College, Handbridge, Chester
Completed Edexcel BTEC level 3 extended diploma in applied medical Science (QCF) with the triple grade:
Distinction Distinction Distinction
Little Creek Kennels, Saughall, Chester Part Time
Quarantine Kennels (Leadership, Communication, Responsibility, Team Worker) May 2008 to Jun 2010
I had numerous duties during this job such as: Cleaning the enclosures and runs to a high standard for each animal, supplying the animals with food and water, checking dietary requirements such as specific food or medication needed. I also was responsible for the animal’s welfare, making sure the animals were groomed and exercised. Also, I had to maintain a very high standard of hygiene.
Cestrian Computers, Chester Work Experience
IT Technician (Customer care, installing software, repairing and rebuilding computers) Mar 2008 to Mar 2008
During my two weeks’ work experience placement, I had to deal with customers, check stock deliveries. learnt how to install certain software and about the hardware of a computer. I also learnt how to dismantle a computer and rebuild it to a working standard.
High-level numeracy and data analysis skills
Competent in algebra and calculus
Excellent IT skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Reporting and communication skills
Good familiarity in java coding
Practical laboratory skills
Excellent team worker
Great time management skills
Good familiarity with computer hardware
Comparison of Extrasolar Planet Detection Methods
Exoplanets are a new field of study and steadily becoming one of the most interesting fields in astronomy. In this review, I discussed the importance of today’s main detection methods of exoplanets. Focussing on the Doppler and Transit methods as these are the most sensitive to small planets, particularly around small stars (or M-dwarfs). This was done by using Keplerian and Doppler data sets to create plots on Excel to compare with my model data sets to make comparisons. I also looked at the habitable zones of these planets and outline the importance of understanding this for the search of extra-terrestrial life and answering one of mankind’s deepest questions; are we alone?
Modelling Changes in Planet Transit Time Variations (TTVs)
Transit timing variations (TTVs) are a powerful method for detecting non-transiting planets that are gravitationally interacting with other planets. I found that increasing the mass of the additional planet has a dependency on the TTV amplitude, this is due to the larger mass perturbing the smaller mass. In the project, I used other developers Fortran code remotely using a Linux terminal and then developed Java code to read the results for further analysis. Throughout the project, I used Excel to create data sets and plots to help clarify my findings.
As part of the completion of my projects, weekly meetings were held between myself and my adviser. During these meetings, I would present my work and explain my results, indicating where I intended to move my research too next and my plan to ensure its completion in a timely manner.
Award, certificate and diploma qualifications in digital applications. Level 1 Award in digital application: Merit, Certificate in Digital applications: Merit. (West Cheshire College)
ECDL Certificate: Successfully passed all requirement for the granting of the European Computer Driving Licence (West Cheshire College)
Passed all units required for the BCS level 1 certificate for IT users. (West Cheshire College)
OCR Level 1 certificate for IT Users in file management and e-document production, web page creation and on-line communication. (West Cheshire College)
Certificate of Work Experience (IT technician)
Skiing Europe: I achieve a Grade 3 Merit in skiing. (Austria- With Catholic High School)
ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
Gaming: I’m an avid gamer and enjoy playing games from RTS, FPS, and RPGs with friends. I mostly play League of legends, I really enjoy this game due to many aspects: it is a strategic game that requires teamwork, tactical thinking, and a “never give up” state of mind.
Drumming: Drumming is one of my favourite hobbies. I had drum lessons once a week for 2 years before moving for university and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges my teacher brought to me each week, enticing me to grow and adapt to the new challenges ahead. Another reason being it was a nice change from my studies.
Music: I enjoy many genres of music and can appreciate anything from rock music to classical, my favourite being rock music from bands such as The Beatles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Courteeners.
Movies and TV-series: I enjoy many genres of movies, my favourite being Sci-fi and Fantasy. Some being The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Shawshank Redemption and Saving Private Ryan. I also really enjoy watching TV-series such as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Falling Skies and How I Met Your Mother.
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