• Question: if you had unlimited resources/money . What would you do / build??

    Asked by Alfie.f to Oliver, Lesley, Leah, Hannah, Graeme, Aleks on 11 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Graeme Burt

      Graeme Burt answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      Right now we really need a new particle accelerator in the UK called an FEL, they are used in chemical, biology and medical reserach. I might build that.

      Also we really need reserach into whats the best isotope to use in radiotherapy for treating cancer, we need a machine that can deliver different isotopes to do tests. Then we need to build a machine that delivers that isotope to patients.

      Outside of my reserach, we really need investment in Fusion. It would be almost limitless energy, the end of global warming and would provide cheap electricty to the develping world. Some of the other engineers here work on that, its pretty cool.

    • Photo: Lesley Colquhoun

      Lesley Colquhoun answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      ooh! i dont have much freedom in my job as to what i would actually want to do with unlimited resources or money, but if it was in my own time, i’d like to build a super yacht!

    • Photo: Hannah Griffin

      Hannah Griffin answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      Eradicate intestinal worms which are the main cause of malnutrition in the world.

    • Photo: Leah Morgan

      Leah Morgan answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      I would definitely fund the next generation of fusion reactors so we could start designing fusion power plants. Running a fusion reactor as an experiment is really expensive because they use a lot of energy but don’t produce any (yet). I would also love to do more STEM outreach and do more to help others!