New Zealand, 2013
Current Place of Residence: Christchurch
University: University of Canterbury
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (2011) / Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics (Honours)
James is completing his Honours year in Maths and Physics. Fascinated by science from a young age, the focus of his interest now lies in theoretical physics. Alongside his own drive for understanding how the world works, James is passionate about teaching and inspiring others to learn, both fellow students and through volunteering at a local primary school and Refugee Homework Centre. A black belt in Taekwondo - he won Gold in the 2011 New Zealand Black Belt Championships and Silver in the 2012 South Island Championships - James enjoys the discipline physical challenge brings. He also enjoys long-distance running and playing soccer. Longer-term he aspires to contribute to the collective understanding of humanity through the study of theoretical physics.