Alexander Hackett

Technical Assistant

Alex joined the firm’s Engineering and Tech teams in 2019 having earned a first class Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Manchester, and a Bachelor’s with distinction in Music Production and Sound Engineering from Point Blank Music School.

While at University Alex focused on astrophysics, medical imaging and laser optics. In his final year he undertook a research project designing an educational demonstration of strong focusing as used in particle accelerators which required in-depth computational modelling of the motion of electrons accelerated through quadrupolar magnetic fields. His interest in astrophysics spilled over into his music degree 3 years later, which culminated in creating a musical interpretation of the Apollo 11 moon landings.

When not in the office Alex continues to write his own music, as well as recording, mixing and mastering music for other artists. He also enjoys cycling, squash, and is a certified PADI advanced open water diver.

Qualifications

  • MPhys (Hons) Physics (the University of Manchester)
  • BA Music Production and Sound Engineering (Point Blank Music School)