• Question: Are there any misconceptions about your field that you would like to clarify?

    Asked by Harmony on 16 May 2024.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 16 May 2024:


      There a lots of misconceptions especially in interdisciplinary science where different scientists speak different scientific languages. Often therefore doing interdisciplinary science is about removing those misconceptions due to differences in underpinning scientific knowledge. You basically have to learn the language of the other science to some extent.

    • Photo: Ruth P

      Ruth P answered on 17 May 2024:


      I think a misconception is that you have to be super brainy, top of the class to make any impact in science and that simply isn’t true.
      You can be a very clever person and still unable to explain your work to others, so they can understand. Everyone has their own particular set of skills and there is a place for everyone in science.

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