• Question: Who was your favourite scientist as a child and if they have changed who are they now?

    Asked by WolvesForTheWin to Chris, Andy, Harriet, Jess, Nikki on 10 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by lol, Owen:-), ati.
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      Christopher Blanford answered on 10 Mar 2016:

      Hey again Wolves
      Einstein when I was little. But I grew out of him. I’m more of a fan of Linus Pauling now. Two Nobel prizes. Then there’s Richard Feynman, who I think was a bit of a dude.

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      andy chapman answered on 13 Mar 2016:

      As a child it was Hawking as his book was the first one that really influenced me.

      Right now it’s Ben Goldacre as I think he is doing something for science that research can’t do alone: campaigning for ethical publication and making sure we can trust what we read. This is the thing I hold most dear in science. That is, never ever making anything up for any reason.

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      Jessica Groppi answered on 13 Mar 2016:


      I didn’t have a favourite scientist as a child, but there was this journalist on the Italian tv called Piero Angela who presented a very cool show called Quark, it was all about science. I think that show was what really got me interested in science at the beginning. Now my favourite scientists are other chemists a couple of examples are J.J. Gooding and D. Leigh.


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      Nikki D'Arcy answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      David Attenborough was and still is my ultimate favourite scientist!

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      Harriet Reid answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      My favourite scientist is Dorothy Hodgkin. She discovered x-ray crystallography of proteins. It has been really important to for the invention of new medicines.