Gary Boorman



I went to school in Kent, where physics, maths, electronics and computing were my favourite subjects.


BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics

Work History:

I’ve worked at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), DESY (Hamburg, Germany), RAL (Didcot, UK)

Current Job:

Physicist Engineer


Royal Holloway, University of London

Me and my work

I work in the field of Accelerator Diagnostics – using advanced detectors to monitor and control particle beams.

My Typical Day

Sometimes I will be working at DESY (Hamburg), sometimes at RAL (UK), designing and building beam control systems.

What I'd do with the money

I’d like to develop some models, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, for demonstrations in schools.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

relaxed, warm, friendly

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Jethro Tull (ask older members of your family!)

What's your favourite food?

Anything tasty and vegetarian.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Riding the cable cars in San Francisco

What did you want to be after you left school?

I wanted to work designing electronics

Were you ever in trouble at school?

What was your favourite subject at school?

What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?

It’s great when systems I’ve designed start working.

If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?


Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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