Thursday, 25 February 2010

I'm a scientist, get me out of here!

I'm rather excited, as I've been picked for the next installment of "I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!"

I'll have to try to enthuse various groups of school kids about what I do, and in a better way than my competitors. Should be lots of fun, if a little daunting. Details of the competition are here. I'm up against a range of other scientists, doing lots of interesting sounding things. Now I have to think of all the reasons that nuclear physics is really interesting...


  1. what are you going to do? Any ideas?

  2. I'm going to try to combine some of the excitement of doing basic research to find out things like how stars shine and how all the elements are made, along with lots of practical applications - probably concentrating on some of the uses in medicine and climate change research