Eastbourne BN20 9HT
Title: Exoplanets – Ms Bryony Lanigan (Astronomy Education Assistant at Royal Observatory, Greenwich)
A brief history of exoplanet research including some of the more exciting systems that we have found, describing some different detection methods and the pros/cons of them as well as discussing a little more about how we choose targets for further research.
Bryony graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia, in 2017, with a Bachelor of Advanced Science in Physics. The title of her thesis was ‘Characterisation and optimisation of double-donor quantum dots towards a SWAP gate’. [You now know as much as I do! 🤔 – Ed.]
During her time at UNSW, she completed three separate undergraduate research projects with the Precision Qubit Group at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology. She also helped to create and format the content for a new Graduate Certificate in Physics Teaching, in line with the new Australian curriculum, on the OpenLearning (online) platform, which required a solid understanding of physics and an ability to communicate concepts clearly.
Note this is a change from the formerly advertised programme with Greg Smye-Rumsby.