Dr Aled Isaac

Swansea University: Physics

Dr Aled Isaac

Swansea University: Physics

Aled studied for four years towards an MPhys, and in 2010 received his doctorate from the same university for his research on experimental physics with the thesis entitled: ‘Axialisation of Particles in a Penning-type Trap by the Application of a Rotating Dipole Electric Field and its Application to Positron Accumulation’ under the supervision of Dr D. P. van der Werf.

Following this, he was appointed as a post-doctorate research officer at Swansea University where he conducted research into positrons as well as joining the international collaboration network ALPHA at CERN, looking at the differences between the spectra of hydrogen and anti-hydrogen.

He has been introducing Physics to wider audiences outside the university by demonstrating Physics experiments at the GwyddonLe stand at the Urdd National Eisteddfod and has been on a number of television programmes discussing his research work.

Subject / Speciality

  • Antimatter and experimental physics with positrons and positronium.
  • He is examining anti-hydrogen physics with his work with the collaborative ALPHA experiment.