Yes, it’s a dream job for me! I get to study quantum physics every day and use that to develop new technologies that can benefit people and the world. I also get to work with awesome equipment like these:
This is our big superconducting electromagnet (she’s called Emily) 🧲
Probably my favourite piece of equipment, the Focused Ion Beam. I use this to shoot charged particles at the surface of materials to make nanodevices 💥
I am very lucky to say that I am exceptionally happy in my job.
Alot of the time when I was younger I thought that scientists were crazy men with big white hair in a lab blowing things up. (And sometimes they are!) But I didn’t see that there are ALOT of really inspirational women in science.
I also thought being a scientist meant you HAD to be in a laboratory 24/7. I did start off in a lab, but I was doing Instagram on the side (posting photos of science things) and I was spotted by lots of big companies. And now I work to create content for big science companies. Its so good.
Unbelievably so; I just spent the entire weekend talking to people about my job for 8 hours a day, and then turned up to work today exhausted but with a smile on my face, and there are not many professions which I think would still be able to make me do that!