Graham Purves
MPhys (Oxon)

Office Ph144e
Lab Ph54
Tel +44 (0)191 33 43739
Fax +44 (0)191 33 45823

Details about my research at Durham in the field of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency (EIT), can be found by following the "Research" link to the left. These pages are currently under construction, if you have any questions about my work, or spot any errors on these pages, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thursday 19th April 2005

Personal Stuff

Before I came to Durham, I started my education at the West Park Play School. At the age of four I moved on to Mortimer Road Primary School in South Shields. From there I went on to Newcastle Royal Grammar School, where I was lucky enough to be taught by a number of excellent teachers: Neil Goldie; Howard Burchell and Mrs. P. E. Perella to name but three. From Newcastle I moved on to Christ Church, Oxford. Here I divided my time between rowing and physics. Again I was very lucky to be tutored by the legendary Prof. Derek Stacey.

After my four years at Oxford I worked for a year at Oxford Lasers, as a Laser Test Engineer. This was followed by about five months working in the Medical Physics Department of Newcastle General Hospital. Following a short break, of several months, I arrived in Durham to start my PhD in October 2002.

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