2010-2014 MPhysPhil in Physics at Philosophy, Balliol College, University of Oxford (First Class).
2013-2014 MPhys Project in Theoretical Biological Physics under Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford:
I studied the roles played by detailed balance, free energy and symmetry in the design of a minimal molecular walker which could extract a local source of free energy to walk along a 1-dimensional periodic substrate. I simulated the walker with coupled stochastic differential equations implemented in MATLAB.
2014 Extended Essay in Philosophy of Physics under David Wallace, University of Oxford:
I investigated how the probability distributions which appear in Zwanzig-type derivations of non-equilibrium statistical physics are better understood in quantum mechanical terms, as the reduced density operators of the sub-regions of the systems with which we typically interact in experiments. In this way, I argued that classical statistical physics is not really statistical at all, but just describes the emergent behaviour of quantum mechanics in certain regimes.
2012 Summer Reseach Project in the Quantum Computing and Ion Trapping Lab under David Lucas, University of Oxford:
I designed and built components for a new trap and completed “Clock” project for operation of basic milling, lathing and drilling equipment.
Gibbs Prize for top performance in Part C physics of MPhysPhil.
Gibbs Prize for top performance in Part B philosophy of MPhysPhil.
Bronze Medal at the International Physics Olympiad, Croatia.