Damon has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the Australian National University. He is a theoretical physicist studying for his PhD at Princeton University. His research is on the "conformal bootstrap", which aims to use deep mathematical structures to classify all possible physical theories. This has application throughout physics, from boiling water and superconductors to quantum gravity, cosmology and particle physics. On the one hand it draws on the full suite of modern mathematics, such as knot theory, topology and categories, but on the other hand uses supercomputers to accurately compute quantities which can be measured experimentally. When not researching Damon enjoys playing board games, reading history books, and long distance running. He plans to have an academic career at an Australian university while also promoting public engagement with science.