Dr Benjamin Jones (2002-2004)
Ben Jones, a former Aylestone School pupil, studied A Levels in Chemistry, Computing, Further Mathematics, General Studies and Physics.
After leaving Hereford Sixth Form College, Ben took up a place at the University of Cambridge, where he gained a First Class degree in Natural Sciences.
Since then, he has worked, for a year, on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and then went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to get a PhD in High Energy Physics.
Ben's Doctoral research focussed on the Physics of Neutrinos, both in particle accelerator experiments at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and using the IceCube Neutrino Telescope at the South Pole.
Now he is a Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ben recently received the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics for his thesis research. Click here to read more about Ben's work and the award: