PhD in Astrophysics
2013 - 2017
Observational and theoretical studies of circumbinary planets and close binary stars. Working under the supervision Prof. Stéphane Udry and lucky to collaborate with a number of esteemed colleagues, notably Dr. Amaury Triaud (Birmingham), Prof. Daniel Fabrycky (Chicago), Prof. Tsevi Mazeh (Tel Aviv), Dr. Dave Armstrong (Warwick) and Dr. Johannes Sahlmann (STSI).
My thesis was defended in Geneva on March 8th and is freely available from the link below.
Bachelor of Science Advanced with First Class Honours
2008 - 2012
During my undergraduate degree I did a lot of mathematics, a fair bit of theoretical and observational physics and a little bit of astronomy and astrophysics. My real passion for astro really kicked in during my honours year, under the supervision of Dr. Rosemary Mardling. I started working on exoplanets, particularly those that pass in front of (transit) their host star. I also studied and created genetic algorithms that can be used to hunt through data for exoplanets.