Hi, I’m Andy Buckley; welcome to my haphazard website.
If you need to contact me, please use email. But bear in mind that I usually (reluctantly) get several hundred emails a day and that your email may never be answered, for reasons ineffable — sorry in advance for my rudeness. Without further ado, here’s my email address:
When not maintaining this website I’m a particle physicist, currently based in Edinburgh and working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. I used to work in Durham (the UK one), also being a particle physicist but without so much experimental involvement. I also like to play drums, fiddle with maths andprogramming, climb and bike up/down mountains and generally behave like a small, excitable child (to the alternating annoyance and amusement of my significant other).
I grew up in Belfast, and moved to Cambridge (again, the UK one) in 1997 to do a degree in physics at the university. In the end I stayed there for nearly 8 years, picked up 3 degrees (all in physics, I’m afraid) and a wonderful girlfriend, Jo. We then moved to Durham, where I worked in the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology and Jo started studying for a PhDin the music department. For several years I worked on computer simulations of high-energy particle interactions, specifically on automated tuning and validation of model parameters, as well as rewriting the HepData data archive and a bunch of other things. Nowadays I still do a lot of simulation work, but I also do physics studies and detector modelling on the ATLAS experiment.
Aside from work, I’ve been interested in computing, liberal politics (NO2ID, CAAT, Conscience and the like), design and architecture, climbing, student radio and anything (predominantlypop-)musical, to name but a few interests.
In the event that you might be interested in my taste in music and films, I did have some lists of favourite songs, albums, films, etc. on here, but they’ve stopped working with a site upgrade. My memory is awful, so I like lists – they’ll be back sometime. A cross-section of what I’ve been listening to on my computer recently is available in the form of my Audioscrobbler/last.fm profile. Some last.fm charts are visible to the right.