Consultant Physicist,TTP plc
EPSRC-funded policy intern at CSaP (September-December 2018)
Ben currenlty woks as a Consultant Physicist at The Technology Partnership, an independent technology company for scientists, engineers and designers who collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies.
Ben completed his PhD studying quantum states of light at Imperial College in 2020. His work involved trapping light in spaces one billionth of the size of a drop of water, and studying how to make new, interesting, and potentially useful states of light by changing the exact details of how the light is trapped. The work is mainly experimental but Ben also does some theory and simulation work, and has been working with collaborators in Oxford to make specialist mirrors for trapping the light.
Ben was originally motivated to undertake a policy internship at CSaP by asking the question "why do we do the research that we do?" He found that this was a rich question, with many diverse stakeholders, from research practitioners to policy makers to the general public, all of whom approach it from a different angle. This led him to be interested in how information and expertise pass between policy makers and academics.
Before going to Imperial, Ben completed an integrated masters in physics at Cambridge in 2015.