Hello! I am a final year DPhil student in the Department of Theoretical Physics studying biophysics. My research involves molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of DNA molecules, and I work closely with experimental DNA nanotechnologists to help inform the design of artificial DNA nanostructures. I am also exploring the use of non-equilibrium statistical physics analysis methods for coarse-grained computer simulations like mine.
I completed my Masters and Bachelors degrees at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where I was born and raised. My BSc was in Astrophysics, and my MSc featured experimental studies of single DNA molecules.
While I love learning about physics, my life wouldn’t be complete without music! I play the piano and guitar and sing. I also love to read — fantasy and science fiction are my favourites. My husband of two years lives in Oxford with me and we are aspiring dog-owners (though currently residing in an unobliging, animal-unfriendly housing complex).
As a physicist turned physics educator and educational researcher, she is deeply interested in building research-informed networks and collaborations across the different parts of the education sector, and between the education and science communities
Hi! My name is Migle (or Mi for short) and I am in the first year of my DPhil studies with the Particle Physics (PP) Sub-Department at Oxford University. I am part of the Oxford ATLAS Exotics Group where I will be looking for beyond Standard Model physics by investigating final states with two bottom quark jets and initial state radiation, and implementing new techniques for this search. I did my undergraduate degree with the University of Birmingham, where I made life-long friends and had the pleasure of working on various experiments such as NA62 and HiSPARC.
When I’m not off making histograms, I enjoy cooking for my friends, travelling, reading horror fiction and training with the Oxford University Powerlifting Club. I also love organising and being involved, so I am currently the Graduate Student Liaison for 1st year PP graduate students.
Sabrina Sterzl is a DPhil student in her second year in Condensed Matter Physics. She did her undergraduate at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Currently, she is working on the characterisation of the optoelectronic properties of semiconductor nanowires by THz spectroscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy in order to create new devices in the nanoscale.