• Question: who is the most interesting person you have met and why?

    Asked by 729smag46 to Mike, Julio, Jaine, Dave, Annette on 9 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 9 Nov 2016:

      My college lecturer, Denis Alexander in Ulster University. He kept my attention for every class and when class was finished, he would stay on, chatting and telling us all sorts of trivial things.

    • Photo: Jaine Blayney

      Jaine Blayney answered on 9 Nov 2016:

      Thanks for the question. Peter Higgs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Higgs) would be my choice. He was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2013 for his work on subatomic particles which was validated in the CERN’s Hadron Collider. A very humble man.

      Jocelyn Bell-Burnell would be my second choice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell). An amazing scientist, she’s an astrophysicist, and she was born down the road in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Very encouraging of students and again a very humble person, considering what she has achieved.

      What do you think? Jaine