• Question: why are you a Astrochemist? and also do you like your job

    Asked by vast1stow to Martin M on 22 Apr 2024.
    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 22 Apr 2024:

      I read an article by Professor David Williams, then at UMIST, before I moved from Norwich to Nottingham and realised that there were lots of problems in astrochemistry that I could help solve. This was reinforced by a meeting with David up in Manchester. I’d already been using surface science methods to study icy surfaces and their role in ozone depletion in our atmosphere, so moving in the direction of looking at dust and ice in space was a relatively easy move. And yes… I really enjoy what I do!