• Question: What drives you to learn more about science

    Asked by Ekalb.Blake to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 11 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 11 Mar 2019:


      Diamonds are known to human for a very long time; they are so beautiful and precious. Nobody never thought that they are made of same chemical element carbon that forms graphite. Graphite and diamond are so different; although they are formed from same element. Now scientists wanted to make diamond from graphite. Scientist tried really hard and then found that diamond can only be made using very high pressure and temperature. Almost 60 years ago man made diamonds were produced. Now we make all synthetic diamonds, nano diamonds and many other precious stones in the laboratory. Learning more helps. Learning from other scientists are absolutely crucial.
      I also follow the same principle as a scientist. I learnt a lot from different systems; i work with pharmaceuticals, explosives, inorganic carbides and with many interesting compounds.. I learn from all of my systems.

    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 12 Mar 2019:


      Curiosity… Just wondering why and how things work!

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 12 Mar 2019:


      That’s a good question! My passion and love for what I do motivates me to keep up with new research from other groups and get informed about new methodolgies and findings

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 12 Mar 2019:


      It’s really because I just find it so interesting! Learning more in science translates to constantly pushing forward in medicine, technology and many other industries.
      In my field, learning more means understanding the diseases we work on better – which could be the key to finding out how best to treat them! Also, learning new chemistry methods and technologies allows us to make molecules faster and cleaner and maybe even make molecules we didn’t think we could make previously – it could be that new molecule that is the next breakthrough drug!

    • Photo: Bryony Hockin

      Bryony Hockin answered on 12 Mar 2019:


      I just really love understanding how things work, and building new things that help to answer those questions! There’s so much science out there to learn that you could spend a lifetime on it and still not know even a tiny amount of it. It might sound scary but to me it’s exciting!

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