• Question: what interests you most about science

    Asked by Moo:) to Connor, Lidunka, Sarah, Steven on 24 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Sarah Beasley

      Sarah Beasley answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      For me it’s all the stuff that’s still unsolved – the mysteries! Stuff like dark matter and dark energy. I’d love to solve that. And coming up with a unified theory of everything would be pretty cool too 😛

    • Photo: Connor Macrae

      Connor Macrae answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      I loved being able to comprehend the amazing things about the universe that I had always wondered about. I could finally start to make sense of it all! And now I get to be one of the people expanding what we know, which makes me feel very proud!

    • Photo: Steven Thomson

      Steven Thomson answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      What interests me most about science is that it somehow actually works!

      This is particularly true for my science, theoretical physics. I sit and do maths, and from the maths I figure out things about the universe – everything from the heart of a hydrogen atom to the way galaxies move. I think it’s absolutely mindblowing that a pen and a piece of paper can take me on a journey spanning every object in the universe, a journey better than any piece of fiction because it’s true, and then at the end of the journey I can discover something new and amazing that no one in history ever knew before.

      All from sitting in an office, wondering “Hmm, what if…?” and doing some maths. So what interests me most about science is trying to figure out why we live in a universe where mathematical sciences like mine work, when there’s no real reason they have to!