• Question: whats your favourite thing in physics ?

    Asked by ling* to Stewart, Miriam, Laura, Kathryn, David on 14 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: David Ho

      David Ho answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      I love how seemingly unrelated things end up connected when we learn more about them! For example, the mathematical equations governing the conduction of heat through a metal bar are almost exactly the same as the equations describing a quantum particle!

    • Photo: Stewart Martin-Haugh

      Stewart Martin-Haugh answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      I really like the way Einstein’s theory of general relativity works – it fits together beautifully. You start by noticing that the weight you feel when pushing someone is the same as the weight they have under gravity, and you end up with a complete theory of space and time.

      I don’t come up with theories but it’s really fun to test them – I get to check if what we see in experiments matches what the theories say.

    • Photo: Miriam Hogg

      Miriam Hogg answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      I like learning about new things and new theories. Everyone has a different way of thinking so they look at the same problem in a different way and get different ideas on how to solve them. I like being able to contribute my ideas to help solve problems!