Outreach

Talks

  • Mar 2019 Searching for Another Earth, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK

    - Webinar delivered to young women in Year 12 about the exoplanet search. 

    - Provided interactive learning experience to inspire young women into stem subjects.

 

  • Mar 2019 Astrophysics at Cambridge and LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK

    - Apart from the talk, also conducted a video project of interviewing astrophysicists   

      about their daily work, so as to encourage A-level students to study astronomy.

 

  • Feb 2019 My work as an astronomer, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK

    - Invited by Prof. Alexander Boksenberg to talk about my daily work to a group of young

      female students from the Samsung STEM Girls Program. 

 

  • Mar 2018 Star Finding without Exhausting your Eyes, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

    - Presented my research on source extraction using a Bayesian method to graduate

      students from a wide range of research backgrounds.

 

  • 2015, 2016 A brief introduction to radio interferometry, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

    - Gave outreach talks to ~20 groups of ~15 students (14- to 16-year-olds) at the annual

      outreach event, Physics at Work, organised by the Cavendish Lab.
    - Ranked joint 3rd out of 25 exhibitors in the student vote competition in a team of 3

      in 2016.

 

Activities

  • Mar 2019 Cambridge Science Festival, Cavendish Laborotary, Cambridge, UK

    - Demonstrated the physics behind the pinhole camera, and helped both young and adult

      participants make their own pinhole cameras from scratch.

 

  • 2014-2016 Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Tour, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

    - Helped guide student group trips at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, showed

      famous radio telescopes such as One-Mile Telescope to young students.

 

 

Publishing

  • August 2019 探寻系外行星(Searching Exoplanets), Chinese National Astronomy (magazine)

    (In Press) 

  • August - October 2019 Translated Light - A very short introduction by Ian Walmsley from English to Chinese (In Press)