About Me

My name is Freddie and PhD student at the University of Leicester. Leicester was where I did my undergraduate degree in physics and I’m now working here as a postgraduate researcher in the condensed matter theory department. My topic of reasearch is Near Surface Dopants in Semiconductors and involves, surprisingly enough, the simulation of semiconductor surfaces and dopants in order to better understand the physics of small scale systems.


I’m an avid gamer, playing both console/computer games and dice/card/board games. When it comes to console gaming I’m with Sony all the way, having owned all 3 iterations of the PlayStation line. I have nothing against the Xbox, I’ve just never had any desire to stray away from the PS camp. Some of my favourite games include:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum/City
  • All the God of War games
  • Saints Row
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Marvel ultimate Alliance 1 and 2
  • Skyrim
  • The Rock Band/Guitar Hero games

For PC gaming I’m much more into FPSs and RTSs and recently MMOs.

  • Team Fortress 2
  • Half Life 2, 2.1 and 2.2
  • Portal 1 and 2
  • Champions Online
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dawn of War 1 and 2
  • Star Wars: Empire at War

You can find my various online profiles here if you want to add me.


When it comes to comics I only really read stuff from DC or Marvel [1]. I have favourite writers: Jonathan Hickman, Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Alex Ross; favourite artists, Alex Ross, Esad Ribic, Jim Lee, Jerome Opeña, Olivier Coipel; favourite series, Secret warriors, Marvel-X, Justice, Green Lantern, and more of each that I won’t bother listing here.

Hopefully all of my interests and hobbies will feature on this blog to some extent.

  1. the only real consistent exception is Invincible published by Image Comics.

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