Aidan Reynolds
Graduate student
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

As a kid I was always into sports, I got quite good at javelin. I always wanted to know how to throw further, and when I threw well I always wanted to understand why so I could do it again. I quickly found out that physics was the answer to most of the questions I had: what angle is the best angle, how does spin help keep the javelin straight, why does keeping a longer arm make the javelin go further, etc. Once I started to find things out, I always ended up wanting to find out more or to use what I learned to work out something else. One of the things I enjoy is the challenge involved in all the research and development needed for the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Technology. This is still a new technology with a huge amount of work needed to make sure it can achieve all the goals that DUNE wants to achieve.