Project Details:

I am running and analysing cutting-edge simulations of surface waves on the boundary of our magnetic environment, the magnetosphere, to understand the role they play within the dynamical solar-terrestrial interaction.

Start Date: October 2020

Duration: 4 years

a) Why did you decide to come to Imperial to become a Research Fellow?

When the Stephen Hawking Fellowship was first announced, the combined focus of both scientific research and communication/engagement really appealed to me as I’ve been a strong proponent of outreach. The research side of the scheme had a theoretical focus, so I wanted to build on a recent high-profile observational discovery by using simulations of our space environment. Imperial has developed such a global model, the only one in the UK, so it was a perfect fit.

b) What advice would you give to new applicants interested in the same fellowship scheme?

For fellowships, generally, I’d say make sure you have a clear vision for what research you’re proposing, why you’re the right person to do it, and why your chosen institution is the best fit for this. For the Stephen Hawking Fellowship, specifically, don’t neglect the communication/engagement aspects of the scheme as the aim is to build excellent theoretical researchers who also can engage the public with their ideas.