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Melissa George

melissageorgeJob Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Industry/profession: Exp Particle Physics, Univ. of Sussex

Career progression

After finishing my maths and physics degree at Royal Holloway,  I did a PhD at Queen Mary University of London in Exp Particle Physics working on T2K.  I then went onto a postdoctoral research fellow position at Sussex working on the cryo Neutron EDM experiment.

What do you do on an average day? 

My days vary greatly - I can be working on data acquisition, hardware, electronics, software, analysis or even cryogenics.  It is a lot of fun and a great experience being able to do such varied work in order to discover something completely new.

What did you learn from your physics degree? 

Basically the skills I need to do my job. Of course in physics you never stop learning, but having a grounding in so many areas of physics is essential.  I also learnt a lot from talking to my lecturers and discussing the kind of work that is involved in particle physics which really helped me decide what I wanted to do.

   
 
 
 

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