Young physicist kickstarts promising career from Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Nov 24, 2011 03:25 PM |
A-level student pays tribute to the University as he gains fascinating experience in Helsinki.

Martin Thompson from Leicester Grammar School is finding the path to his chosen career somewhat smoother, after winning a Nuffield Bursary to work with the University of Leicester’s prestigious Earth Observation Science Group on a project named ‘City Scan’.

He was invited to present his project at the national Big Bang 2011 technology showcase in London, visited by 25,000 visitors over three days. At this event he competed in the National Science and Engineering competition and won an all-expenses-paid trip to Helsinki to compete in the European Contest for Young Scientists 2011.

Martin said his time in Helsinki was a truly fascinating experience. He greatly enjoyed the opportunity to speak to so many other young scientists about their work and paid tribute to the support he has received from the University of Leicester.

As a result of the ‘Big Bang’ Martin has been offered an internship next summer with General Dynamics UK, a major defence contractor, which is the field Martin would like to work in upon completion of his degree. Martin himself has a bright future ahead of him, and it’s been a great pleasure for the University to be a part of his success story. 

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