• Question: What is your greatest ambition as a scientist?

    Asked by Astro to Zoya, Tom, Stacey, Laura, James, Connor on 16 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: James Lees

      James Lees answered on 16 Mar 2020:


      That the fundamental research that I perform will become a useful technology that will be used throughout industry.

    • Photo: Connor Prior

      Connor Prior answered on 16 Mar 2020:


      I really want a career as a research scientist with my own research group. Often, an academic has their own group and they have students working for them. But the greatest prize in science is the Nobel Prize. But to achieve it you have to do something incredible over a number of years.

    • Photo: Stacey New

      Stacey New answered on 16 Mar 2020:


      Greatest ambition is to be a recognised leader in my field of science and to get a Nature paper! Nature is the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, most scientists want to have written (authored) their research up into a paper worthy of Nature.

    • Photo: Laura Mason

      Laura Mason answered on 16 Mar 2020:


      To make a difference. It doesn’t have to be a famous or Nobel prize winning discovery but my aim as a scientist is to do things that genuinely make a difference and is something I always keep in mind when thinking about research ideas

    • Photo: Zoya

      Zoya answered on 18 Mar 2020:


      To make sure babies are born healthy and safe. To spread awareness about women’s health issues especially fertility and endometriosis.

    • Photo: Tom Scott

      Tom Scott answered on 20 Mar 2020:


      To play a small (but hopefully significant) part in reducing the threat of climate change. Either through the development of new technologies that provide cleaner energy sources, such as diamond batteries, or to help a low-carbon energy like nuclear provide as much electricity as possible.

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