# Computational biophysics PhD student
Theoretical Physics student trained in problem solving, with strong research, communication, and teamworking skills developed through group projects, extended experience in online and print journalism, and roles on society committees. Interested in scientific computing, as well as journalism and public communication of science.
|The Fabric of Physics||10||72%|
|Physics of Matter & Introduction to Quantum Physics||15||76%|
|Newtonian & Relativistic Mechanics||15||78%|
|Experimental Laboratory I||20||78%|
|Physics of Fields & Waves||15||65%|
|Lagrangian Mechanics & Introduction to Solid State Physics||20||72%|
|Quantum Physics I: (Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Physics & Lasers)||20||74%|
|Computational & Mathematical Techniques for Theoretical Physics||20||80%|
|Electromagnetism & Optics||20||85%|
|Mathematical Physics & Computational Quantum Mechanics||10||80%|
|Stellar Physics (optional)||10||73%|
|Advanced Theoretical Techniques||10||57%|
|Quantum Physics II||20||77%|
|Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics||20||73%|
|Advanced Computational Physics||20||74%|
|Special & General Relativity (optional)||10||75%|
|Introduction to Quantum Computing (optional)||10||81%|
|Project: "Probing the structure and dynamics of DNA"||60|
|Advanced & Further Quantum Mechanics (optional)||20|
|High Performance Computing (optional)||20|
Over fifty pieces of journalism published by selective international news websites Wikinews and OpenGlobe, including an in-depth report on space debris and an interview with a white nationalist US presidential candiate.
Also performed administrative duties for these websites, dealing with unconstructive users, responding to emails of complaint and enquiry, obtaining copyright permission for files, and designing & building automated templates to act as part of the infrastructure of the websites.
Work on nuclear power and particle physics has also been published in the science section of Nouse, the University of York's oldest student publication.
Strong IT skills include familiarity with Windows XP to 8.1 and Ubuntu 10.10 onwards, maintenance of Windows and Linux servers, and the Bash shell. Proficient in Microsoft Office and open-source alternatives.
Very strong capability in computer programming in Fortran, Python, and PHP.
Adaptable and capable of handling difficult situations such as dealing with clients sensitively, replying to complaints and enquiries by email, and approaching controversial figures for interviews.
Cope well under pressure like that experienced in a fast-moving journalistic environment or as a second/third year contact ensuring the safety of new students.
Readily able to work as part of a team, as in academic group projects and on two society committees as well as the GeekFest organising body.
Also a strong team leader; popular and effective society president, boosting membership, diversifying events offered, and being re-elected for a second year.
Experienced at dealing with the public, in person at open days, on the phone at a legal office, and online when handling sensitive emails for news organisations. Knowledge of customer satisfaction & quality assurance developed through participation in university room reviews and freelance web design work.
Acquired organisation and self-management abilities through effective and independent academic study, including voluntarily studying French in my free time at GCSE and through the University of York's Languages for All programme.
Full, clean UK driving licence for categories AM, B, and fkq, held since August 2013.
References are available on request.