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Alfie Hopkinson

I am a PhD student under InterCat at Aarhus University, working to determine whether the molecular building blocks of life can form in interstellar space.

I completed my integrated Master’s degree in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Leicester in 2020. My studies focused on Astrophysics with a range of topics from planetary Physics to large scale structures. The subject of finding organics and signs of life in the universe has always had a special interest to me and as a PhD student under InterCat I will be able to pursue this further.

I have experience in working with Raman spectroscopic techniques as in both my Bachelor’s and Master’s projects I used Raman spectroscopy to analyse Mars analogous samples and to measure the composition of gas samples. I am looking forward to gaining experience in working with ultra-high vacuum (UHV) techniques at InterCat.

PhD student

1520-337 Ny Munkegade 120

DK-8000 Aarhus C