Ep04: Industry to Academia - Christian Clear

March 2, 2015 in Season 1
An argon plasma.
Argon plasma. Image credit: Christian Clear.
Christian Clear has just started a physics PhD after working for a number of years in industry. We talk about how his prior experience impacts his work ethic, and what it’s like to be effectively self-employed.
Photograph of Christian Clear
Image credit: Christian Clear

I can see it working ... it’s not just graphs!

Christian’s experimental work involves generating argon plasmas (as seen in the image). He then examines the light produced by different elements inside this plasma to characterise their fundamental behaviour.

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