Young scientist doing Mansfield proud

SPREADING THE LOVE OF SCIENCE: In his first year of studies at the Australian National University, Mansfield’s Tim Hume is not only learning but also teaching the subject he loves. Here, Tim (front left) helps out some budding scientists at the World Science Festival held in Brisbane earlier this year.

WHEN he completed his studies at Mansfield Secondary College last year, Tim Hume had already distinguished himself in the field of science.

Nearly 12 months on, he is revelling in his studies at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and is heavily involved in activities beyond the classroom, spreading his knowledge and love of science.

Tim is studying for a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) in Science, commonly abbreviated to PhB.

This degree is similar to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), to reflect the research focus.

At the moment, Tim is beginning a research project which will run until mid December.

His research is in the nuclear physics department, where he will be “analysing data from particle accelerators and nuclear radiation detectors to attempt to break down a particular assumption in the model for how atomic nuclei are structured”.

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