Simon attended the Physics Summer School in 2019 and was awarded a bronze medal at the International Physics Olympiad.
He has enjoyed returning as a staff member in the years following. Simon’s Olympiad experience inspired him to pursue physics at university, and he will be doing his Bachelor of Philosophy Honours in 2023 at the Australian National University in the area of quantum information science. In his spare time Simon enjoys running.
My favourite science movie is: The Martian: the idea of using different types of science to survive an inhospitable environment was very fascinating and fun to think about!