• Question: What famous scientist would you like to be compared to and why?

    Asked by marden to Ian on 24 Jun 2013.
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      Ian Wilson answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      Hi marden,

      Thanks for the question!

      I really like Brian Cox, you know the physics Professor who’s on TV a lot at the moment? I like talking about science with people and explaining science to the public and he has an incredible talent for doing just that. I had the chance recently to see him talk about how we can improve public understanding of science and he came across as such a nice, and intelligent, guy. He’s well recognised as being very good at his research but is also responsible for explaining astrophysics to millions of people. I’d love to, one day, be able to achieve even a fraction of what he’s managed!