• Question: whats the most interesting thing you ave done as a sciences.

    Asked by FfionP on 29 Sep 2021. This question was also asked by jump440bud, hays440buy, bubble.
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      Paul Adams answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I’ve visited CERN, in Geneva, several times. It’s really exciting to be right in the middle of an amazing scientific project, surrounded by some of the world’s leading scientists. You feel pretty special. They allow public visits most of the year, so if you get a chance to go, I can recommend it.

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      Robert Astbury answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      Installed a Mass Spectrometer on the highest mountain ridge in Europe, The Jungfrau mountain range in Switzerland, had to take a long mountain train, walk through a glacial tunnel and up through a minecart lift to get there. stunning views and an altitude that literally took your breath away. all used to add data to the global CO2 concensus.

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      Ferran Brosa Planella answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I have been to a lecture by Stephen Hawking

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      Natasha Marchant answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      During my final year of university, I got to visit the Diamond Light Source which was pretty cool! There are different beamlines and the one I worked on had a cool robot which loaded the samples, if you go on my profile, there is a picture of it!

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      Michael Hills answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I made a molecule which had never been made before, and it acted like a tiny magnet 🧲! Plus it was bright pink when it was a crystal πŸ’Ž

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      Sophia Constantinou answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      When I was in school I went to China to visit some labs on a science exchange. My town had a sister city in China so I stayed with a girl called Jessie and went to school in China for a week. We also went to a university to visit their labs, one of them had lots of robots in it! I had never been to China before so it was amazing to experience a different culture

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      Chris Muir answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I developed a steering mechanism for a handcycle, particularly looking at self centring torques and mass optimisation. This device went on to help an athlete win gold at the Rio paralympics!

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      Beatrice Browning answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      Like Paul, I visited CERN when I was at school. I begged my teachers to let me go as I wasn’t part of the A-level physics department who were going. Seeing the Large Hadron Collider was absolutely insane, I couldn’t believe the scale of it!

      I also visited Diamond Light Source in Harwell (which I will hopefully use this year), where there’s a synchrotron X-ray facility. The X-rays are made here by accelerating electrons at incredibly high velocities! The site is the size of 6 large football pitches. It’s insane!!

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      Gabriel PΓ©rez answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I am working with the best battery researchers in the UK using some of the best facilities in Europe. As some from a little forgotten corner in Mexico I would say that it doesn’t get much better than that, but I am sure the future will prove me wrong.

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      Rohin Titmarsh answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I’ve been abroad to India, the USA, China, Italy. I’ve done some really cool things with robots, picking up things, welding things, driving things around a lab. I’ve also investigated safety aspects for the battery modules we’ve built – this involved intentionally blowing then up in our dedicated test chambers! The goal is to measure things like what temperatures they could reach, how quickly, whether or not a fire would burn and for how long. This work is still going on and it’s impressive (and scary) just how much energy these small batteries have inside them.

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      Yige Sun answered on 29 Sep 2021:

      I have been working in China, Japan, and the UK as a scientist. Also visited Germany, the USA, Australia to present my work. I think one of the most interesting things that I have done as a scientist, is that I have to travel a lot… I LOVE traveling and talking with people from different backgrounds.