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Dr Ignacy Sawicki

I grew up in Poland in the final years of communism, moving to the UK for high school in the final years of Margaret Thatcher. I followed up a physics degree at Cambridge by a short digression in finance. Changing … Continue reading

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Recent AIMS seminars

We have had a spate of stimulating seminars recently covering a number of topics in cosmology, statistics and radio astronomy. Here are the slides for you to enjoy! Gianni Bernardi, 14 August 2013 Sajeeth Philip, 31 July 2013 Kim McAlpine, … Continue reading

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Moumita Aich

I was born in Calcutta, India. I did my Bachelors in Physics from Presidency College and Masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I had the opportunity to pursue a PhD in Cosmology with Prof. Tarun Souradeep at Inter-University Centre … Continue reading

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Gopolang Mohlabeng

I did my Undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Pretoria, then went on to do an Honours degree in Astrophysics at the University of Cape Town (NASSP). I am currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Kansas … Continue reading

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Jose Fonseca

I’m from Guimarães, a beautiful city in the north of Portugal. I did my undergrad (Licenciatura) in the University of Porto, Portugal in Physics and Applied Maths (Astronomy), with a one year exchange in the University of Lund, Sweden. I … Continue reading

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Miguel Zumalacárregui

I was born and grew up in Madrid (Spain), where I studied my bachelor and Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at the Universidad Autonoma. At that time I became interested in Cosmology and moved to Barcelona to start my PhD, … Continue reading

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Martin Kunz

I went to the same high school (Aarau) and university (ETHZ) as Einstein. Einstein then had to find a real job and revolutionized physics, while I did a Ph.D. in Geneva (with Ruth Durrer) and after three years in Oxford … Continue reading

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Dragan Huterer

I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then a part of Yugoslavia). I became interested in physics in high-school, and my dream soon became to study physics in the United States and become a physicist. I was accepted to … Continue reading

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Marina Vinhas Cortês

I started out my career as a professional classical dancer.  I then studied theoretical physics as an undergraduate in Lisbon (Portugal), went on to do my PhD in Cosmology with Andrew Liddle in Sussex (UK) and did my first postdoc … Continue reading

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Roberto Trotta

I grew up in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland and was an undergraduate at ETH Zurich, before moving to Geneva University for my PhD with Ruth Durrer. I have been the Lockyer Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society at … Continue reading

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Ravi K. Sheth

I grew up in Bombay, India. When I was 18, I left India to go to Haverford College, just outside Philadelphia, because one could (still can) play cricket there.  An astronomer there, Bruce Partridge, told me that if I wanted … Continue reading

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Claudia Quercellini

I was born in Rome, in 1976. After a diploma in classical studies I graduated in Physics at University “Sapienza” of Rome. My Ph.D. was then carried on both at the Observatory of Rome and in UK (with two Marie … Continue reading

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