I graduated with an MSci in Physics at the University of Birmingham in 2011 and went on to do research in the radiation damage of advanced composites.
Studying at the University of Birmingham, I remember my friends from other fields and even outside academia having so much passion for human endeavours, particularly in engineering. I could spot the creative energy of budding engineers and scientists in seconds but, in most cases, they felt like it was just too complicated to do anything with themselves. We’d watch Sci-Fi and play video games and I’d see their passion trying to get out. It always felt like such a shame that so much of the mathematical sciences are taught in so formal and impersonal a way that so few people actually take these subjects at university.
That’s why I decided to start making courses on Udemy, to make the creativity and the freedom I experienced learning the physical sciences available to anyone with a burning passion for them.
Of course, designing a rocket launch vehicle or a city on the Moon is hard and in many cases irreducibly so but every finished blueprint sent to a billion dollar factory must start out as a few simple lines of highschool level mathematics scribbled on a few sheets of paper.
My intention through these courses is to give the many great people I grew up with a way to connect with this beautiful material and to pursue their own dreams and ideas in a practical and mathematically sound way without having to gain a PhD beforehand.
I’m humbled and grateful to the countless people who have expressed interest in these projects and, if this sounds good to you, I hope you’ll come along with me in my courses.