PhD Title: A Game of Order Parameters
PhD Supervisor: David Quigley
I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge, with a focus on physics and materials science. My interest in computational physics was sparked during a summer project with Rastko Sknepnek at the University of Dundee, and after graduating from Cambridge I came to Warwick to do a Masters by Research with David Quigley on phase transitions in extreme nanowires.
My current project (with David Quigley and Gabriele Sosso) is about investigating the effect measures of the size of crystalline nuclei (called "order parameters") have in regards to the computed nucleation rates of systems.
The seven deadly sins: When computing crystal nucleation rates, the devil is in the details. Blow, Quigley and Sosso, J. Chem. Phys. 155, 040901 (2021). [Editor's Pick]