Welcome, I’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.