Primary and high schools in my hometown called Zlin. Undergraduate at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Masaryk University in Brno. Master at the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Charles University, Prague. Now, PhD. candidate in the Experimental Particle Physics group, University of Sussex.
Czech equivalent of A-levels, BSc., MSc.
During my high school, I worked as a construction worker during my holidays. Than I worked as a ‘geologist apprentice’ during my undergrad. During my master studies, I worked for the Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences.
I’m an early-career researcher working in the field of Particle Physics. In order to work towards my PhD, I moved to UK from my home country, the Czech Republic.
I live in Brighton, I come from the Czech Republic, and I work towards my PhD in particle physics. In my spare time, I play guitar and I also enjoy cooking a lot! I also like hiking and travelling.
The Standard model of particle physics is the most complete theory of particles and interactions we currently have. We do, however, know that it is wrong in some aspects. In which exactly? That’s what I’m trying to find out!
My Typical Day:
A lot of data processing, developing mathematical models, programming and of course coffee!
In the morning, I go to my office on the campus. Here I carry out calculations, build mathematical models to describe the data from the ATLAS experiment at CERN (the largest accelerator centre in the world), and meet with my colleagues to discuss our progress.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I would like to arrange a talk over coffee with members of general public about science, where myself with potentially some of my colleagues would answer science-related questions.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
take it easy
What did you want to be after you left school?
World-saving super environmentalist.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes due to problems with authorities.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Red hot chili peppers.
What's your favourite food?
Chilli peppers, red and hot.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
First one would definitely be to have more than three!
Tell us a joke.