Jonathan Edward Davies
Hi, I’m Jonathan. I’m currently based in Manchester but have recently moved back from Geneva in Switzerland, and originally I am from Shropshire. I love performing- singing, acting, playing music- as well as hiking and pub quizzes
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I'm a member of team LHCb
My research is on the very very small bits that make up everything! We make tiny particles go really quickly and then smash them together to break them apart. This helps us to find answers to many mysteries about why the world around is behaves as it does.
I’m a physicist working at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle physics experiment- “The Large Hadron Collider”. I am currently in the middle of a PhD at the University of Manchester.
My work before CERN:
Before this, I studied for a degree in Physics in London
What I would like to do next?:
I’m not sure. It would be nice to continue doing research but maybe I will end up working in physics for medicine or in computing software.
Hadnall Primary School, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire- 2002-2009
Thomas Adams Secondary School, Wem, Shropshire- 2009-2014
Adams Sixth Form College, Wem, Shropshire- 2014-2016
Imperial College London- 2016-2020
University of Manchester- 2020-now
GCSEs; Maths, Further Maths, English Literature, English Language, French, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, IT
A-levels; Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry
Degree; Masters (MSci) in Physics with Theoretical Physics
My PhD is my first “job”!
PhD Particle Physics Researcher
University of Manchester
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
energetic performing physicist
What did you want to be after you left school?
I actually wanted to be a scientist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not really but when I was very young my friends were a bad influence and I ended up getting told off with them
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would love to me a historian or archaeologist
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
to be able to relax more, to be able to learn as much as possible, to travel to as many countries as I can
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