• Question: did you ever work with any famous scientists ???

    Asked by 837xygg26 to Roisin, Michel, Mark, Karen, Gavin on 10 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 10 Nov 2016:

      My supervisor who lives in the United States is a guy called Peter Garnavich.

      He worked with a team of scientists and discovered that our Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. The team he worked on was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. He’s the second from the right (slightly in the background) of this photo:

      I think nearly winning a Nobel Prize counts as famous, right?

    • Photo: Michel Destrade

      Michel Destrade answered on 10 Nov 2016:

      I worked with Professor Marie Cassidy, the State Pathologist. You might have heard of her: when there is a murder or a suspicious death in Ireland, she’s asked to determine the cause of death. She came to UCD when I was there and wanted to find a better way to say how much force was used in a stabbing. We wrote three scientific papers together. What a great job I have to be able to meet people like that!

    • Photo: Karen

      Karen answered on 10 Nov 2016:

      Well although this will mean nothing to anyone except me and other haematology nerds, I have done a couple of workshops with none other than Dr Barbara Bain…Yes I KNOW, the woman herself? Yeah she’s the go to expert who has written most of the haematology text books on blood film morphology (looking at cells under microscope for leukaemia etc.). She’s an amazing teacher and I learned a lot from her.

    • Photo: Roisin Jones

      Roisin Jones answered on 13 Nov 2016:

      No one comes instantly to mind unfortunately, however, I have worked with some amazing scientists who I sincerely hope will be wildly successful and famous in the future, and then I’ll be able to claim I worked with them when they were starting out their careers! 🙂