Wisbech man graduates from York

Tom Williams has graduated from  the University of York as a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.
Tom Williams has graduated from the University of York as a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.

A Wisbech man has graudated from the University of York as a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.

Tom Williams, 28, of Hill Street, went to Elm Road Primary and Wisbech Grammar schools.

After gaining a first­class honours BSc in Physics he spent a year teaching English in Japan then returned to York to study fusion energy for his MSc, which he passed with distinction.

For his PhD thesis, he continued his research in York, developing software to model the interactions of microwave beams with the plasma (superheated gas) inside a tokamak fusion reactor.

Tom now lives in Oxford and works as a mathematical modeller in the clean energy division of an international consultancy and engineering company.