Alumni

The Higgs Centre is trying to stay connected to its alumni. Let us know if you'd like to share your story by contacting either Jennifer Smillie or the Higgs Centre Administrator.

From academia or policy to data science, software engineering or financial services, our alumni have gone on to a wide range of careers all over the world. There is also a LinkedIn Group available if you'd like to join and connect there. Currently, the global spread of the alumni on the LinkedIn group is as follows.

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Here are some of our alumni:

Richard Blythe Professor of Complex Systems at the University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Sector: Higher Education
Year: PhD in Statistical Physics (2001)


Gary Douglas
Strategy and Engineering Director at Lynchpin Analytics
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Sector: Data Science
Year: Mathematical Physics (1996), PhD in Particle Physics (1999)


Gianluca Filaci
Software Engineer at Monozukuri
Location: Rome, IT
Sector: Electronic Design Automation
Year: PhD Physics (2019)


Ava Khamseh
Cross-Disciplinary Fellow at MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Sector: Data Science (research in Biomedical data science, machine learning and experimental molecular biology)
Year: BSc (Hons) Mathematical Physics (2013), PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics (2017)


Màiri E McKay
Teacher of Mathematics
Location: Dunfermline, UK
Sector: Education
Year: PhD Physics (2019); MPhys Mathematical Physics(2013)

Athena Papachristodoulou
Data Engineer at Lynchpin Analytics
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Sector: Data Science
Year: MSc in Mathematical Physics (2019)


Jack Raymond
Optimization Algorithms Researcher at D-Wave Systems
Location: Vancouver, CA
Sector: Data Science
Year: Mathematical Physics (2005)