• Question: Imagine you could meet a famous engineer/scientist who would it be?

    Asked by 373sptm42 to Angus, Christine, Guy, Ollie on 5 Mar 2018.
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      Christine Simpson answered on 5 Mar 2018:

      I would love to meet Richard Feynman and talk to him about quantum mechanics, he was such a brilliant scientist.

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      Guy Rixon answered on 5 Mar 2018:

      I’d like to meet Marc Brunel (father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel). He started the second stage of the industrial revolution by inventing a mechanised production-line (it was to make rigging parts for the Royal navy). I would like to ask him if he foresaw how big an effect his idea would have.

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      Alexander Burke answered on 5 Mar 2018:

      Probably Kip Thorne, a mathematical physicist at Caltech. I would love to quiz him on his film ‘Interstellar’ and his journey through gravitational wave astronomy, which awarded him a Nobel prize!

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      Angus Gallie answered on 5 Mar 2018:

      There are probably loads from history, but I’d really like to chat with one guy who is still alive! That would be James Dyson. Although I’ve read some of his books I’d still have plenty to ask him, particularly what visions he might have for technology in the future.