PhD

  • Rewind 2017

  • Adventures in Germany

    My research involves using an atomic force microscope (AFM) to see into the tiny world of atoms and molecules. I was lucky, then, to find out that there's a week-long summer school focussed on AFM that comes around every three...

  • Starting PhD life

    Being a first-year postgraduate, this is my first summer at Bath Uni. I thought campus would be somewhat deserted – undergrads are away on holiday and we postgraduates who don’t get that luxury make up a quarter of the student population....

  • Adventures in the Netherlands

    I struggled for breath as my body was in free fall. Some people apparently hate this feeling when a plane descends. I loved it. It almost felt like the thrill of a roller coaster, and I was a kid again...

  • Through the eyes of an introvert

    "So, what do you study?", they ask. Oh dear. If only they knew that using this as a conversation starter would probably lead them into trouble. "Condensed Matter Physics", I reply, then pause to receive nods or some sign that...

  • To my younger self

    I know that you currently have no idea what to do - don’t worry, you’re not alone. To be fair, I admire the people who know exactly what they want to do at your age. But think about it –...