Lost your password?
Question: Excellent to hear that you are striving to increase the number of women in your field. Having role models like yourself for our young people is exactly what we need in school - could we do a career profile on you?
role model, school
Asked by tulloche to Savannah on 14 Nov 2019.
answered on 14 Nov 2019:
Hi – of course you can! I’d love to help 🙂
Susan commented on 15 Nov 2019:
We would certainly like to increase the number of women in physics! Progress is being made – when I graduated from Glasgow University in 1980 I was one of two, count them, two, female physics graduates (or Natural Philosophy as Glasgow called it in those days) – but it is very slow: here in Sheffield we’ve had 20-25% women for at least the last decade. A key problem is persuading young women to study physics to the necessary level for university entry – A levels in England, Highers and Advanced Highers in Scotland. Studies that have been done suggest that young women lack confidence in their ability to do well in physics – even though in fact the evidence indicates they do just as well as the boys. If you have any ideas about how that could be addressed, do share them!
Log in to Reply
Log in to comment.
Based on the textbook for our course, my understanding is that the main drawback with fusion reactors is how much energy is required to heat the plasma. Do you think the solution for this come from finding ways to make the heating process more efficient, or more likely finding ways to release more energy from the fusion process? Can you give any examples of how scientists have improved the process or the reactors so far to make this more viable as an energy source?
We do the classic light interference pattern experiment in class. It’s fascinating to see this setup is still used in current research, i.e. with antimatter positrons as you talk about on your profile.. What other ways do modern researchers investigate the wave nature of particles?
What do you see as the potential real world uses of quantum computing? What difference would it make to students’ lives, for example?
Can you explain what the wheat TILLING population is? Is it to do with GM?
Does anyone know much about stem cell use in therapeutic cloning? One of my students was asking how a group of stem
We teach about GM crops now, with a big focus on evaluating the technology and looking at ethics. One of the
Is high performance computing going to be the majority of work in particle physics until we can start to make sense of (3 Comments)
After you complete your PhD are there lots of opportunities for jobs in your field of particle physics? (4 Comments)
Great to see you release data for young people, how as a science teacher can we make the complicated world of particle (5 Comments)
Harrison – do you collaborate with the other particle physicists here in the UK or is it a wholly international (3 Comments)
View all answered questions
Resource: Genetics CHAT transcript – Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Edoardo - so your models can help us to observe or make sense of what we observe in space?
Is high performance computing going to be the majority of work in particle physics until we can start to make sense of
Excellent to hear that you are striving to increase the number of women in your field. Having role models like
After you complete your PhD are there lots of opportunities for jobs in your field of particle physics?