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John Freeman
Worked at Scientific Analysis Instruments
Attended Sawston Village College
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Above: Three cubesats being launched into space from the International Space Station. Miniaturisation of electronics was the thing that made computers the massive turning point of the twentieth century. Now a lot of space e...
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In comics Thor's hammer was forged in the heart of a star. But a magic hammer is pretty tame compared to some of the things that really get forged in the heart of a star. Above: If you'd like one, this is how. Neutron...
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A little while ago I posted about the Uranian system but, like Voyager 2 [1] when it visited, I was barely able to scratch the surface. To fix that a little, I thought I'd take a look at the most bizarre moon of Uranus. Geo...
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On the face of it 'what colors are the other worlds?' seems like a no brainer that can be solved by fifteen seconds on Google images: Mercury is grey, Venus is white, the Moon is grey, Mars is red.... true, things get a bit m...
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Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, announced this week that he plans to launch aprivate (unmanned) mission to Mars. The core of the mission will be SpaceX's Dragon Two capsule, an upgrade on the Dragon One model currently flying m...
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Above: Three cubesats being launched into space from the International Space Station. Miniaturisation of electronics was the thing that made computers the massive turning point of the twentieth century. Now a lot of space e...
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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
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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. Ideally 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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