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Stephen Lucas

Personal Details
Home Address: 65 Sandfields Road St.Neots Cambridgeshire PE191PD Home Telephone: 01480 218221 Mobile Telephone: 07799073276 Email: Website:

University College London, MSci. Physics, 3rd year average: 86% (2009-2013) Masters student with modules completed including: Computing and Statistical Data Analysis (using C++), Mathematics Methods 1 3, Advanced Quantum Theory and Experimental Physics. Co-lead a team of 8 for our third year group project which involved propagating nuclear uncertainties using covariance data and Monte Carlo simulations, as assigned to us by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). St.Neots Community College (2002 2009) A-levels (2009): Mathematics A, Physics A, Biology A, General Studies A, AS Chemistry A.
*before introduction of A* grade at A-level

GCSEs (2007): 11 A* to A grades including Science A*A*, Drama A* and German A. Diplomas (2007): AiDA Credit, CiDA Merit. Other qualifications: Appointed First Aider (January 2009)

Additional Skills
Computer Literacy Proficiency in C++, MATLAB, Mathematica, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office and Linux.

Work Experience
Pre-Maths Course Editor, UCL, Department of Physics and Astronomy (Summer 2012) Volunteered for the task of editing and adding to the existing 'Pre-Maths' module available to first year Physics students on UCLs internet based learning platform: Moodle. I quality checked the existing content for the integration and vectors chapters - making amendments to quiz questions and their solutions, before adding seven new sub-sections of my own. Each sub-section includes a video tutorial with an accompanying quiz. These will be made available to physics undergraduates entering UCL in 2014. Research Intern: Cambridge University - Institute of Astronomy (Summer 2011) Awarded a Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate research bursary for the Probing the Origin of the Magellanic Stream project. Using data from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Fox, I generated and analysed absorption spectra in IDL. Having further manipulated the data in two ionisation spectroscopy programs (RDGEN and VPFIT), I wrote 2 scripts in IDL; one to compute and tabulate meaningful results such as metallicity, and another to display

these graphically. A paper in which my contribution is noted has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical journal (April 2013). Shop Staff, Cybercandy Islington & Camden Town (July September 2012) Duties included: working the tills, cleaning and organising display areas, performing cash drops and promoting products. Head Boy and Lead Student, St.Neots Community College (2008 2009) Multiple roles and responsibilities including organising and chairing student council meetings, touring parents and promoting the college through presentations given on open days and in assemblies. As a member of the lead student programme I was asked, along with a team, to identify the causes and offer solutions to bad behaviour within secondary schools. This involved talking with tearaway students, devising and circulating surveys, collecting the results and combining these to produce an informative yet entertaining presentation. The presentation was first performed at the Cambridge Outreach Network for Education conference (which as head boy I was asked to host), later being requested by the University of Bedfordshire for trainee teachers undergoing their PGCE course.

Academic St.Neots Community College - Principals Award (2007) St.Neots Community College - Young Scientist of the Year Award (2009) Sports Central England Shotokan Karate Association - CESKA, 1st Dan (2005)

Hobbies & Interests

Performing Arts Featured in three secondary school productions as leading characters with speaking, singing and dancing roles, such as the scarecrow in William F.Browns The Wiz. Performed a contemporary dance piece with Positive Action dance group to a full house at TheJunction in Cambridge, then again by invitation to Ipswichs Wosley Theatre. Sports Ran 10km for the National Osteoporosis Society (2012) and 5km for Cancer Research UK (2011) raising 200 in total. Currently enjoy playing in the Physkickz football team on a weekly basis as part of the UCL IMS league. Literature 4 articles published in UCLs student magazine. 1 science spoof article published in UCLs satirical publication: The Cheesegrater Magazine (2011). 2 online articles featured on

Available on request