I proudly hold a Masters degree in Astrophysics and have previously taught at prominent schools in Beijing and Switzerland. I am an amateur astronomer, a player of jazz trumpet and collector of rare records – particularly funk, soul and disco.
However, physics remains my first passion and I believe that I am able to communicate my enthusiasm in an interesting and energetic way. Physics is fascinating and the development of skills such as problem solving is invaluable. For me, however, the most gratifying consequence of studying any science is that the student learns to think critically, to form evidence-based opinions and to approach things with a healthy skepticism. My personal study of science has taught me to try to live my life without fooling myself. It has taught me to resist subscribing to ideas simply because they appeal to my preconceptions or because they make me feel good.
While I am eager to teach students about the nature of the physical world, I am as eager to help develop in them these qualities that have improved my own life immeasurably.