I am a strong believer in quality science outreach with schools and the public. I have been involved with several schemes such as becoming a STEM Ambassador to communicate basic Physics with local schools, winning the I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!competition and using the prize money to fund a data analysis computing project and Access to Bristol a scheme that engages with students of all backgrounds wanting to study at the University of Bristol.

I have led outreach classes as part of the ‘Access to Bristol’ scheme which enables all participants who complete to course to be granted a conditional offer to study at the university. My Raspberry Pi planet formation workshop uses tens of Raspberry Pi devices for students to run their own N-body simulations of planetesimals dynamics and collisional accretion.

My work has been displayed and won in various categories of the Bristol ‘Art of Science’ competition which sees scientists at Bristol University display their scientific results in creative ways. Recently, my work was identified by the British Science Association who organised for two images to be displayed at the RUH Bath as part of the charity Art Exhibition ‘Art at the Heart’.

Dr. Stefan Lines