• Question: why do you love science so much? and what has been the most rewarding part of being part of science ?

    Asked by aoife to Nitheen, James, George, Francesca, Ahmed on 17 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Rebecca, KarenM.
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      Francesca Paradisi answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      I love science because it gives you reasonable explanation to questions, mostly based on facts and sometimes on assumptions. It is practical and reliable, it’s very comforting being a scientist! I am always very very happy when our work is mentioned by other scientist and certainly it is very rewarding when your work is used by others (they do your same experiments) to advance their own research. It makes it all worth it.

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      James Sullivan answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Hi Aoife,

      I love finding out new things and applying what I learn to ask new questions.

      Like Francesca, I also love talking to others in the area about it and seeing how what I’ve done is used by others in quite different fields.

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      George Dowson answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Having answers to excellent questions, like the ones you guys ask is very important to me and hugely satisfying that I can know or work out the answer. I hope the idea of having that skill appeals to you!

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      Ahmed Osman answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Hi Aoife,
      I like science as it give me everyday new stuff so there is no routine. Also I like discovering the new world every day it is challenging and enjoyable as well