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John Freeman
Worked at Scientific Analysis Instruments
Attended Sawston Village College
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Just a quick note: The Dawn space probe has emerged from the shadow of Ceres, and started sending back images. The first are some beautifull shots of the dwarf planet's north pole: The mysterious bright spots aren't in view...
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This week is pretty busy for me (with real world stuff, not just because I've discovered Daredevil on Netflix) but there're already a few bits and pieces of news I'd be daft not to make sure to mention: Immense void in the Un...
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 The following was a Q and A that was done several years ago - just before I was due to put it up I suffered a personal loss, and the post was forgotten about, until I lost the charger for my netbook. Relegated to borrowing...
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Just a quick note: The Dawn space probe has emerged from the shadow of Ceres, and started sending back images. The first are some beautifull shots of the dwarf planet's north pole: The mysterious bright spots aren't in view...
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EDIT: Lightsail-1 (which I've said is effectively dead in space below) has contacted Earth this morning (1st of June). I bet the sighs of relief at the Planetary Society (who built the miniature spacecraft) were loud enough t...
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EDIT: Lightsail-1 (which I've said is effectively dead in space below) has contacted Earth this morning (1st of June). I bet the sighs of relief at the Planetary Society (who built the miniature spacecraft) were loud enough t...
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EDIT: Lightsail-1 (which I've said is effectively dead in space below) has contacted Earth this morning (1st of June). I bet the sighs of relief at the Planetary Society (who built the miniature spacecraft) were loud enough t...
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EDIT: Lightsail-1 (which I've said is effectively dead in space below) has contacted Earth this morning (1st of June). I bet the sighs of relief at the Planetary Society (who built the miniature spacecraft) were loud enough t...
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Occupation
Right now I'm writing and tutoring online.
Skills
Great communications skills, systems analysis skills, theory building and testing, experianced with MS office, Open office, Solaris, Magento....... I can build testing equpment out of scraps and blu-tack if needed, I'm resourceful, inventive, I think outside the box, and I never quit on something I believe in......
Employment
  • Scientific Analysis Instruments
    Test and Installation Engineer, 3 - 9
  • Meech Marketing
    Product Analyst, 15
  • Self Employed
    Online Tutor
Places
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Currently
Edinburgh, Scotland
Previously
Leigh, Manchester
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John Freeman has a PhD in Physics, he writes, he paints, he tutors and He's a Scout leader. To his frustration he has never been able to dance, whistle, or play anything musical. he'd like a job that didn't involve getting out of bed so early. Or ever.
Introduction
I'm a writing, drawing, painting, tinkering, all round space and science geek. I've got ferocious technical skills: I've worked on everything from spectrometers, to high tech coatings, to mass spectrometers, to diffusion pumps, to electronic cigarettes. If you can name  a piece of tech, I've probably at least tinkered with it.
 
I'm also good with people: I work as a private mathematics and physics tutor in the evenings, and I'm a Scout Leader.
 
As for hobbies: I'm a contributer to the American Association of Variable Star Observers solar database, I spend many evenings searching for meteors with an especially modified camera. I've tried Judo (I got squashed pretty fast), longsword fencing and Sabre fencing.
 
If you know me, you know that I'm definitely me and not the average guy.....
Bragging rights
I've got an amazing, close knit and loyal group of friends, an incredibly supportive familly, and the most wonderful missus on this planet. I'm a very lucky guy.
Education
  • Sawston Village College
    1994 - 1999
  • Hills Road Sixth Form College
    1999 - 2001
  • University of Salford
    Physics with Space Technology, 2002 - 2005
  • Unversty of Salford
    Vacuum Science and Applicatons, 2005 - 2006
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    PhD by Research, 2007 - 2010
    Dual sourced pulsed plasma for the depositon of low friction, hard wearing, coatings.
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