I am Guy Leckenby. I am currently completing my PhD in nuclear astrophysics at the University of British Columbia. In 2017, I graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and first class honours.
I am currently working at the TRIUMF Centre, where we are investigating bound-state beta decay of highly charged ions. Most of the experimental work is conducted at the heavy-ion complex GSI in Darmstadt, Germany. My main academic interests are astrophysics, nuclear physics and atomic physics.
My most recent major research work was my Honours project, which focused on improving the ionisation chamber detectors that are currently used to detect the long lived isotope Magenese-53 in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry.
I hail from Coffs Harbour, a small tourist town on the NSW North Coast, which explains my hair and yes, I do surf. In my spare time, I play Ultimate Disc, which is undoubtedly the world's greatest sport, an avid triathlete and part-time ski instructor.
My CV can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the form below!