Name: Dr Simon Purser
Title: Post Doc Researcher
Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 D02-XF86
Biographical sketch: Simon Purser attained his PhD from the University of Leeds at the end of 2017. Shortly afterwards, in November 2017, he began his first post-doctoral research position within the Astronomy and Astrophysics section of the School of Cosmic Physics with Professor Tom Ray. Primarily his research is focused on examining the processes responsible for the formation of stars similar, in mass, to our sun. More specifically he is using radio observations to elucidate the physics behind the high-velocity, ionised jets which are launched as by-products of this process.