• Question: who is your favourite scienctist?

    Asked by Adam to Rob, Imad, Hannah, Fern, Christian, Carol on 12 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Carol Wallace

      Carol Wallace answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      Marie Curie – 2 Nobel prizes! and a woman!!
      Wow – inspirational

    • Photo: Rob Ives

      Rob Ives answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      David Attenborough – inspired me in so many ways.

    • Photo: Fern Johnson

      Fern Johnson answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I agree with Carol, Marie Curie was remarkable. As I work with computers, scientists who did early work with them are some of my favourites, I think Ada Lovelace is also really interesting, she wrote the first computer program – long before computers as we know them existed!

      I have a soft spot for Alan Turing as well, he was so brilliant and helped end the second world war, but his life was very sad. I recommend the film about him ‘The Imitation Game’

    • Photo: Christian Gude

      Christian Gude answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I’d say Lise Meitner, but then Fern pointed out Alan Turing and the movie Imitation Game – I’d say my favourite “movie scientist” would be John F. Nash. The movie they made about his is called “A beautiful mind” and it’s one of those movies I never get tired to rewatch.

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