• Question: What is your is your favorite thing about science?

    Asked by anon-334145 to Jack on 23 Sep 2022.
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      Jack Reid answered on 23 Sep 2022:

      When we ‘do science’, it is incredibly mixed: rather than doing one major thing, we in fact do many small ones every day. Research in a field like mine (theoretical, using computational modelling and mathematical analysis) is a wonderful combination of pen-and-paper calculations; writing computer programmes and codes; reading books and papers; staring at graphs, trying to understand what they show; and writing papers.