David I. H. Holdaway
MSci Maths and Physics

PhD Student

Room 144D
Tel +44 (0)191 33 43759

Originally from Redhill in Surrey I attended the Warwick school in my home town and then Reigate sixth form college for my A levels, Physics, Further Maths, Chemistry and theatre studies. I then applied to Durham to study the Mathematics and Physics (natural sciences) course. My fourth year project was supervised by Professor Ruth Gregory and related to Braneworld inflation theories, however I have not decided to pursue this as a research field! I graduated in June 2009 with a first class degree.

Having obviously enjoyed my time here, I decided to stay on for a Ph.D. within the group of atomic and molecular physics. I am part of the theory section of the bright matter-wave soliton group, Supervised by Dr Simon Gardiner.

My non physics related interests include computer games, real ales, a reasonably eclectic selection of music and good books. On the more active side I do Rapper sword dancing and practice Shorinji kempo both as part of university groups.

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