I always have projects, but only occasionally write about them here. Topics are usually programming, electronics, Linux and science.
Some quick facts about me:
- My day job is to develop instrumentation for ground-based gravitational wave detectors
- I co-lead the 10 m prototype experiment at the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, a large dedicated facility for developing upgrades to current and future generation gravitational wave detectors
- I previously lived in Glasgow, Scotland where I completed by PhD degree at the Institute for Gravitational Research
- I was fortunate to be part of the team that made the first ever detection of gravitational waves for which the collaboration was awarded the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and some of the pioneers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.
- After my PhD I had a stint working for Razorbill Instruments where I co-developed a high voltage power supply and amplifier
- I've had a tune for the violin written and performed for me (Sean's Waltz, by my lovely sister)