– John Henry Newman
Heilbronn Research Fellow
Since October 2019, I have been a Heilbronn Research Fellow based at the University of Bristol. I spent February 2020 visiting the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge for the programme on Groups, representations and applications.
I currently organise the Algebra Seminar.
LMS Early Career Fellow
University of Bristol
From 2015 to 2019, I was a PhD student at the University of Bristol, funded by an EPSRC studentship and a Heilbronn Excellence Award. My PhD supervisor was Dr Tim Burness, which places me in this mathematical family tree. My PhD thesis was awarded a Faculty of Science commendation, as an outstanding piece of work. From 2016 to 2018, I organised the Pure Postgraduate Seminar.
Cecil King Travel Scholarship
In August 2017, at the end of my second year of my PhD, I was awarded the Cecil King Travel Scholarship by the London Mathematical Society. With this, in spring 2018, I visited the University of Auckland and the University of Western Australia, each for a month. (Further information on the history of this award can be found on page 22 of the September 2012 LMS newsletter.)
University of St Andrews
From 2011 to 2015, I was an undergraduate at the University of St Andrews, where I studied for an MMath degree in this beautiful seaside town. I won the Sanderson Prize as top mathematics undergraduate, in addition to annual Class Medals and Pure Mathematics Prizes. I was awarded the Ernst Scheller III Memorial Scholarship from Silberline, and I am grateful for their funding.
Summer Research Project
I received a Pure Mathematics Summer Studentship to carry out a research project during the summer of 2013. Our research focussed on average distances and higher moments on self-similar sets with self-similar measures, i.e. "Throwing Darts at Fractals", and led to this paper with Demi Allen, Harri Edwards and Lars Olsen.
My MMath Project, which was supervised by Prof Colva Roney-Dougal, focussed on the Mathieu groups and it won the Duncan Prize for being the best dissertation in mathematics.