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Welcome, Iā€™m Matt! Most of my adult life I have been a physicist. My PhD work focussed on performing fundamental atomic physics calculations and modelling for the spectroscopy of fusion plasmas.

Through this rewarding but challenging experience, I made an important discovery about myself: the aspect I enjoyed most about my work was the crafting of computer programs to solve problems rather than the nature of the problems themselves.

As a result, I have made the career transitions to become a Research Software Engineer. Now, I help physicists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority develop their software.

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Official Bio

Matthew is a Research Software Engineer (RSE) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), a world-leading laboratory in fusion energy research. There he supports the development of research software primarily used for simulation and modelling of fusion plasmas and tokamaks. He is a Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Fellow 2021, and his fellowship work has primarily focussed on delivering new training courses at the intermediate level of software development skills. His background is in physics having obtained a PhD in Atomic and Plasma Physics from the University of Strathclyde with external work at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

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