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Hi .. this site exists primarily to illustate some of my projects in pre-university physics, geophysics and computing as well as my current research interests. School science projects are in the 'STEM Projects' section above with occasional updates in the 'Blog' section.

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This site may be worth browsing if you are interested in:-

  • consultancy in computational physics.
  • virtual crystallography.
  • infrasound detection.
  • promoting 'real science' (S.T.E.M) projects in schools/colleges.
  • building a leading in-house and outreach STEM programme.
  • higher level physics tuition.

At a purely personal level I am committed to setting up national/international class STEM programmes in the sort of geophysics/space-science projects described here. These are well suited to school or college science clubs/enrichment activities either on one site or as part of a distributed network between schools. The projects here are cheap, research-level and released open-source.

For family reasons I am now seeking another post within commuting distance of Middlesbrough. Part-time considered. My teaching experience is in A-level Physics, computing, applied science & engineering. Ideally I am looking for a post including supporting or setting up a vigorous enrichment programme. Would be very happy for this to involve engagement and work in a number of establishments. A university outreach post in (computational) physics / geophysics would be very interesting indeed ...

Drop me a line if interested.

Significant Activities

  • Teaching Physics, Computing, Electronics, Engineering primary to adult for ~25 yrs
  • Developing innovative STEM projects.
  • Ongoing engagement in various outreach activities
  • Ongoing research in geophysics & computational physics
  • Precision gemstone faceting

Significant Enrichment Organised

  • Running higher level top-up classes for A-level physics & computing.
  • Lightning Detector Project.
  • HiSparK Cosmic Ray Detector.
  • 'Programming for Scientists' courses.
  • Physics Olympiad / A.E.A.
  • School Seismometer.
  • Build a 3d printer.
  • Aurora Monitor.
  • Infrasound Monitor.
  • Introduction to LaTeX
  • Experiment based science E.P.Q.
  • Physics/electronics project outreach in local secondary schools.
  • Primary school - programming & electronics.