• Question: Which scientist is your favourite to speak to when you're looking for new information?

    Asked by aisling Xx to Aaron, Natalie on 20 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Lexi.
    • Photo: Aaron Boardley

      Aaron Boardley answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      It depends on the information I’m after. If I need information on a new development in biology, there’s not much me point in asking an astrophysicist! So this simple answer is ‘the expert in that area’ – and I’ve got a huge list of experts for different topics.

      I think my favourite person I’ve spoken to recently, though, is a guy called Hugh. He’s an engineer that looks at the science of vibrations – which can have an effect on things like how aeroplanes fly. However, as part of his work he’s done TV programmes on thing like the Dambusters from World War 2 – so he’s got a really great way of explaining things in a way that could be understood. He’s also really passionate about solving climate change, so it’s great to chat to him!

    • Photo: Natalie Garrett

      Natalie Garrett answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      There is a scientist in my research group whom I’ve known for a very long time, and he’s wise, funny, and very approachable. I like to come to him with my questions, and I know he’ll always find an interesting anecdote that is somehow relevant to my questions!