• Question: Have you ever thought about saving live e.g being a paramedic?

    Asked by m.muwada to Kathryn on 14 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Kathryn Coldham

      Kathryn Coldham answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      Great question! Doing a job that directly saves peoples’ lives is absolutely fantastic, but I never wanted to work in a medical job myself. I knew from the age of 13 that I wanted to become a Particle Physicist (this was when the machine I now work on, called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that is at CERN, started up. More information about the LHC can be found here: https://home.cern/science/accelerators/large-hadron-collider).

      Although, for some of the work carried out at CERN, there are medical applications! For example, the first 3D colour x-ray of a human was recently made using technology made at CERN (here is the link to an article about it: https://kt.cern/article/first-3d-colour-x-ray-human-using-cern-technology).

      Please feel free to ask me any more questions, I’m happy to answer any that you have 🙂