• Question: are you all really scientists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Asked by type499hmm on 24 Jan 2024. This question was also asked by keen1nee.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 24 Jan 2024:

      Yes… I’ve the bits of paper and publications to prove it…

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      Zoe Vance answered on 24 Jan 2024:

      Yup! You can probably look most of us up! A lot of people will have scientific papers where they’ve written about their results, or the lab they work in or run will have a website.

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      Pam Harrison answered on 24 Jan 2024:

      yep, i’m definately a scientist, my official job title is senior scientist πŸ™‚

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      Jayne Roberts answered on 24 Jan 2024:

      Absolutely! My job title is Environmental Safety Scientist and like many others I have published various pieces of research which are available on the internet somewhere!

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      Amit Vernekar answered on 25 Jan 2024:


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      David Bremner answered on 25 Jan 2024:

      It depends on your definition of a scientist. If a scientist is the person who comes up with the experiments or writes the articles and papers at the end then no. My job title is a research technician so i run equipment, do lab things, collect all the various samples, without which the experiments don’t run and the papers can’t be written, so i work in science but you decide if i’m a scientist or not!

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      Alberto Granero answered on 25 Jan 2024:

      I am! Although there are many different types of scientists. I investigated how materials transform and interact to make new ones. I designed new machines. I crunched lots and lots of data to understand if things were working well.

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      Erin Pallott answered on 25 Jan 2024:

      Yes! We’re all scientists! But we all work in very different jobs. On this website, you will learn lots of jobs that count as a “scientist”.

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      Adam Washington answered on 25 Jan 2024:

      We’re certainly all scientists in that we’re people working in areas of scientists. However, it’s also worth remembering that science is a process, not a job. Anyone that’s performing experiments to test their beliefs is being a scientist.

      Anges Pockels, a german woman forbidden to enter university, built a device that eventually led to the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

      Erasto Mpemba was a high school student just trying to make ice cream. However, when he started testing whether the ice cream froze faster by starting with hot water, he discovered the Mpemba effect and inspired decades of materials research.

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      Kirsty Ross answered on 26 Jan 2024:

      Definitely. You don’t stop being a scientist when you move out of the lab. You can’t get rid of that way of thinking!

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      Hannah Fawcett answered on 26 Jan 2024:

      Scientist is a fairly broad term so there are lots of different types of scientists working in very different settings with a huge range of expertise. I am a scientist working as a psychologist in a university studying juror wellbeing, as is my friend who works in a traditional lab looking at cures for cancer. The thing we have in common is all using strict methodologies to improve our understanding on a particular topic.

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      Nora Vyas answered on 26 Jan 2024:

      Yes, I’m a chartered scientist, and like many experts, have published widely in a specialised field. You can look us up on google πŸ™‚

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      Georgia Lambert answered on 26 Jan 2024:

      Yes!!!!!!!!!!! There are lots of versions of what a ‘scientist’ actually is and between us we represent a lot of the different types.

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      Rachel Edwards answered on 26 Jan 2024:

      Yes! My job title is “Reader in Physics”, which basically means almost-but-not-quite-a-professor. There are loads of science-related jobs and you’re just seeing a few examples here :).

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      Lisa Humphreys answered on 27 Jan 2024:

      Yes we are πŸ€“ we love science. I’ve written publications and reports to highlight our research outputs along with colleagues and collaborators. You’ll find the best scientific discoveries come from a great team working together to recognise and promote the value of the research study.

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      Katherine Whyte answered on 29 Jan 2024:

      Yes, we are! 😊 And there are lots of different jobs being a scientist. Check out all our profiles on here to see all the exciting things you can do as a scientist!

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      Penny Timpert answered on 30 Jan 2024:

      Yes! In terms of formal certificates, I’m a chemist, a polymer scientist and a computer scientist. I use lots of science in my everyday life as well as at work – cooking, driving, gardening, making pottery, playing games. All those activities rely on applying science, technology, engineering and maths.