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 email@example.com or @basham_mark on twitter.
Talks I've Given
Optimisation of Complex Magnetic Systems at Diamond Light Source with Artificial Immune Systems
Featuring Dr Mark Basham
Insertion Devices(IDs) are one of the key components of a modern Synchrotron Light Source, the sorting and shimming of imperfect permanent magnets to enable the production of optimised IDs is a well explored problem which we look to extend here. There are currently two main computational...python artificial-immune-systems