Name: Jonathan Lansley-Gordon
Degree course: Physics with Theoretical Physics, MSci
Current role: Assistant Head Teacher (Learning, Teaching and Assessment)
Most useful module looking back: Foundations of Quantum Theory, by Professor Fay Dowker. This course was unbendingly logical, wildly abstract and deeply profound. It taught me the importance of structure and setting up founding principles – skills that serve me well to this day.
Tell us about an inspirational Black scientist you admire and why: Katherine Johnson. Her story as shown in the film Hidden Figures was deeply inspirational. It reminded me of the importance of representation: one of our key motivations in forming The Blackett Lab Family – a collective of UK based Black physicists.
The Blackett Lab Family
This project is being led by The Blackett Lab Family, a collective of UK based Black physicists. Our social enterprise is made up of people from a variety of professions and specialisms all over the country, who share a passion for physics and positive representations of the Black community.