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Benjamin Fernando

PhD candidate and college lecturer, University of Oxford

I’m a physicist working in the Seismology group under Tarje Nissen-Meyer and the Stellar Evolution group in the Department of Physics under Philipp Podsiadlowski .I completed a Masters’ Degree at Imperial College London in 2016, and a summer course in space science at the Swedish Institute of Space Research the same year.

My work involves modelling seismic wave propagation in fluid media, focussing on both terrestrial (ocean/atmosphere) and stellar applications. I have also investigated the seismic impact detectability on Mars.

Outreach projects that I have worked on include the Imperial Festival in 2015 and 2016, the Science Museum ‘Sharman 25’ event, and the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017 and 2019.

I'm currently advising the shadow cabinet on science policy as Chair of Scientists for Labour.


  • –present
    PhD student and college lecturer, University of Oxford


  • 2016 
    Imperial College London, Physics