• Question: If you were able to give some advise to any students who was aspiring to be involved in the science discovery in the future what adivse would you give them?

    Asked by aoifeomara to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 10 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 10 Nov 2012:

      Study both math, science, AND art. Discoveries are made by creative people with good ideas and good imaginations. Take a look at what is going on in science in general. Find topics that interest you. Perhaps pick a topic that is not well understood or well studied- that means there is a lot left to do! I was an intern for a physics Nobel Prize winner, George Smoot, and he said he studied cosmology because there were so few people doing it, so he had a better chance of making a big splash, than if he studied particle physics, for instance.

    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 12 Nov 2012:

      Step1 : Ask questions, find things out for yourself, make things, make mistakes.

      Step 2: Find something you are interested in, something you really want to work on. Find people are doing that

      Step 3: Repeat step 1