• Question: Who is your biggest hero in the world of science? Who do you look up to? And why?

    Asked by 404enec44 to Hilly, Lee, Liz, Tadhg, Yasmin on 25 Jun 2015. This question was also asked by megz_rose.
    • Photo: Lee Margetts

      Lee Margetts answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      Professor Stephen Hawking. His love of physics has kept him alive after being told he had 2 years to live, 50 years ago. He is one of the most inspiring people on the planet.

    • Photo: Liz Meddings

      Liz Meddings answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      Ada Lovelace is a heroine to me as she was the first computer programmer. Babbage created the first computer but Ada worked out how to use it.

    • Photo: Yasmin Ali

      Yasmin Ali answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      I really like Jim Al-Khalili, his radio and TV shows are pretty cool! Also I want to be like him, an engineer but also a broadcaster. I think that would be really worthwhile.

    • Photo: Tadhg O'Donovan

      Tadhg O'Donovan answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      David Attenborough – he is simply the best science communicator bar none!

      His background/expertise is very different to mine – but I learn so much from him and his ability to communicate complex ideas with simple language and enthusiasm that is infectious!