• Question: Were you interested in the atom collider in geneva?

    Asked by babywabylishypoo to David, Luna, Mark, Melanie, Probash on 22 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
    • Photo: David Pyle

      David Pyle answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Yes – it’s always interesting to see how the Big Science projects like CERN manage to get funding, get working, produce science results and do a brilliant job of engaging the public in Science! I am less interested in building ‘things’ for my own research, and also prefer projects which don’t take a decade to switch on. Of course, like everyone, I have benefitted hugely from the spin-offs from CERN: the internet, for one thing. I also use a large accelerator (the Diamond synchrotron, near Oxford) for making some of my research measurements.

    • Photo: Luna Munoz

      Luna Munoz answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Enormously! I saw an animation of how it is supposed to work when I went to the science museum, Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, with my family. Absolutely incredible! 🙂

    • Photo: Melanie Stefan

      Melanie Stefan answered on 21 Mar 2011:

      Yes, very much so! Actually, my uncle lives quite close to there, so I even got to go and visit a few years ago. It’s really quite interesting.

    • Photo: Mark Vesey

      Mark Vesey answered on 22 Mar 2011:

      Yes it’s a very interesting project and many people will find out and develop a lot of understanding from teh results gained.

    • Photo: Probash Chowdhury

      Probash Chowdhury answered on 22 Mar 2011:

      Yes I thought it was a fascinating piece of science.