• Question: What is the best thing you've done in your 'science life'?

    Asked by jf43420 to Antoine, Daniel, James, Julie, Saima on 17 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 17 Nov 2013:

      Hi jf43420,

      The best thing that I have done so far in my ‘science life’ is travel to Japan to give a talk about the research I do. While I was there I was lucky enough to see a big explosive eruption at a volcano called Sakurajima. It was such an incredible sight and sound. You can see a couple photos on my profile page :).

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      Julie Speakman answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      Hey jf43420
      This is a really hard one to answer. Like James, working in Science has enabled me to travel, which is something I’ve always really enjoyed – I’ve worked in France, both in a university and in big neutron facilities, which was a real experience; I have also presented at a conference in San Francisco.
      Having a PhD (which is the extra chunk of studying and research you can do after a first degree at University) has also opened doors for me – I have been able to teach at Loughborough University, it even helped me get this job, and it is exciting to be able to call yourself “Dr”!!

      Most recently though, I love the fact that my “science life” lets me have a positive impact directly on people’s lives so I feel like I am “making a difference”.

    • Photo: Saima Rehman

      Saima Rehman answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      The best thing “so far’ is , I think, development of a very effective and new type of medicine to kill germs, and to destroy diseases. I am really proud of it. And I wish to continue my struggle for the sake of human lives.

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      Daniel Patten answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      This sounds quite selfish, but the thing I’m most proud of in my science career so far is getting my PhD, which as Julie has said, allows me to be called ‘Dr’ instead of ‘Mr’!