Dr Mark Basham

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Dr Mark Basham is a Senior Software Scientist at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility located on the RAL campus in South Oxfordshire. Mark was awarded his Physics PhD in surface science simulation from Reading University, he then moved to data analysis of synchrotron data after working with experimental colleagues in the field.

Mark is a strong believer in Open Source software, spending a lot of his time working on open data analysis software projects such as Dawn Science and OptID, the latter of which is a set of codes designed to optimise Insertion Devices at the facility. Mark has a real passion for public engagement; he is the creator of the Lego Beamline (#legobeamline) which helps to explain how Synchrotron experiments are performed. Mark can be contacted by email at mark.basham@diamond.ac.uk or @basham_mark on twitter.

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