@Moo:) well there was an experiment I took part in at this enormous international facility (the sort that has a particle accelerator in a big ring built underground) where we were trying to prove something I had predicted in some calculations – that was really exciting as we were basically doing this big BIG experiment just to see if I was right. The experiment took a few days to do and……… I was right !!!
I actually find that getting up in front of 100 super smart scientists and telling them something I discovered, something they don’t know yet, is super exciting. I try and do this once or twice a year to let people know about my work, and it’s really fun to do.
I think that going to my first international conference on my first trip to the US, giving my first professional conference talk to a room full of 50 or so people was pretty exciting. Everyone said afterwards that it was a fantastic talk, so I think it went very well!