Bio

EMPLOYMENT

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Nuclear Physics, University of Cape Town (UCT), Rondebosch, South Africa 2007, hosted by LBNL, CA, USA.
  • M.Sc. Experimental Physics, UCT, Rondebosch, South Africa 2002.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Theoretical Physics, UCT, Rondebosch, South Africa 1999.
  • B.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Physics, UCT, Rondebosch, South Africa 1998.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

  • Di-hadron correlation analysis of heavy-ion data from the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) (Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2006).
  • Monte-Carlo simulations and algorithm analysis and optimisation for ALICE (Oct. 2002 – Dec. 2003).
  • CERN Summer Student (Jun. – Sep. 2002)

EDUCATION INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

  • Founded (Oct. 2002) the Free High School Science Texts (FHSST) project.
  • Physics Course Tutor (1998-2002), University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Mathematics Course Tutor (2000,2001), University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Physics Laboratory demonstrator (1998-2002).

TECHNOLOGY INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

  • Built (Nov. 2005 – Feb. 2006) an interactive website based on modern content management principles for the FHSST project.
  • Directed the building of a 20 node OSCAR Beowulf for the UCT-CERN Research Centre.
  • Built and administered (2002-2006) UCT-CERN Research Centre web-server.
  • Developed (2002) a distributed file manager in PERL for the ALICE experiment.

GRANTS AND CONFERENCE ORGANISATION