• Question: What scientist would be your idol?!

    Asked by EamonnM to Mike, Julio, Jaine, Dave, Annette on 11 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by Carrigan☠, #Harry Potter???.
    • Photo: Jaine Blayney

      Jaine Blayney answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      I like Brian Cox, he’s a good scientist and a good communicator. I also like Dara O’Briain – he’s one smart cookie, although not a scientist any more, he still talks about his studies.

    • Photo: Mike Whitfield

      Mike Whitfield answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      It’s very difficult to pick a single amazing scientist – I know many that, although they are not ‘famous’, have done very impressive things. I admire Diana Wall from the Soil and Ecosystem Ecology lab at Colorado State University – she’s done some really interesting work to find out how the creatures in the soil help ecosystems work. She’s done exciting research in places all over the world – even Antarctica.

    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      Professor Own Smith, working in Crumlin Children’s Hospital is my current idol-he has used many years of expertise to advance treatment of childhood leukaemia and he takes great pride in his work. A very engaging man!