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I have many years experience in programming numerical simulations. My forte being in building analogues of real-world physical systems particularly, though not exclusively employing monte-carlo methods. I have particular experience in simulations of condensed matter physics and ntil recently I was researching the diffusion of hydrogen in palladium via monte-carlo simulations of this classic lattice gas.

My computational work has moved into simulating diffraction patterns directly from atomistic models - specifically using CUDA enabled graphics cards to speed up calculation.

Over the past three years I have been developing low-cost geophysics sensing systems - specifically magnetic and infrasound. In simplified form these have been released as pre-university projects though more sophisticated development is underway including using FPGAs to provide real-time signal processing. These have attracted interest from geophysicists and companies developing novel sensing applications.

Try me, I like a challenge.