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 :).
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”.
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.