I didn’t reach my full potential at sixth form and so over my foundation and first year at Swansea, I realised my true priority was my studies slowly building my grades higher and higher. This gave me a strong work ethic going into second and third year allowing me to obtain very high percentage grades consistently across a variety of modules.
I particularly enjoyed my modules in Physics simulation and General relativity as they both challenged my abilities the most but for differing reasons. Physics simulation was my first real experience with coding (Using python) and it forced me to approach a problem with a whole new logical thought process. I enjoyed my general relativity module as it made me question what was physically possible with the bending of spacetime and even light rays. I enjoyed these modules so much that I undertook a final year project which combined the two nicely in which I was creating visualisations of geodesic paths taken by object and light rays under different geometries. I calculated the geodesic paths using the physics I learnt in general relativity and from additional notes from my supervisor. I then coded the calculations into a mathematical coding language (Mathematica) so that it produced a realistic plot for the path taken, and then added graphics to give them an aesthetic appeal.