• Question: What do you hope to achieve by the end of your career?

    Asked by Xhara to Stewart, Miriam, Marton, Laura, Kathryn, David on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: David Ho

      David Ho answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      That’s a great question! On the research front, to be honest if by the end of my career I’ve made an original, interesting contribution to our understanding of the universe I think I’ll be happy! I would love to see a new particle discovered and be able to say “I had a part in that”, but even if they never do that in my lifetime, knowing I’ve played a part in a little step forward will be enough for me.

      I’d also love to be able to say that I’ve helped to inspire people, and that I’ve done my bit to give everyone an equal opportunity to pursue science. This is why I’m participating in events like this!

    • Photo: Laura Kent

      Laura Kent answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      I hope that my work has had a positive impact on society and that I have encouraged more people to take interest in science 🙂

    • Photo: Stewart Martin-Haugh

      Stewart Martin-Haugh answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      I hope to have helped supervise a lot of students and made my experiments work as well as possible. It would be great to help discover another new particle (I was part of the Higgs boson discovery team), but no guarantees!

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      Miriam Hogg answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      I hope to have done some research that people are interested in or that can help further the field in some way.
      If I want to stay in the type of work i’m doing now I will need to convince someone to fund me to do it. So I need to prove that I am capable of research and doing interesting work. If, on the other hand, I want to do something different, like working with a business or charity they would be more interested in the skills I have and what I could bring to the job.