I am a second year PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA), University of Cambridge. I am currently working with Professor Craig Mackay and the Lucky Imaging Group to develop the AOLI instrument which will allow near-diffraction-limited imaging from ground based telescopes.
I have an undergraduate Masters degree (MPhys) in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Manchester where I worked on the 11" Optical Telescope based at Jodrell Bank Observatory with Professor Tim O'Brien.
During the third year of my undergraduate degree, I studied abroad at the University of California Santa Barbara working with Professor Philip Lubin and the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group. I was involved in projects including the Transient Optical Sky Survey (TOSS) as well as working at the White Mountain Research Station (WMRS). In the Summer 2010, I also presented a talk on behalf of the group at the WMRS Open House Event.
I am actively involved in outreach at the IoA and help with Public Open Evenings which run on Wednesdays throughout the Winter. I am also participating in the Cambridge Science Festival Schools Roadshow 2011 when I will be going into schools in the Cambridge area to give a talk about 'Exploring the Solar System'.
I am in the process of developing web based tools for both astronomers and outreach purposes. These can be found in the Outreach part of my site and include a 'Normal' Date to Julian Date Calculator and Solar System Scaler.
If you have any suggestions about useful tools you'd like to see or have any questions about what I do please get in touch.
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