• Question: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever learned in science?

    Asked by Seanthescientist to Sergio, Sudhin, Katie, Frances, Diarmuid, Aoife on 19 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by jump42can, away42tap.
    • Photo: Frances Shiely

      Frances Shiely answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      I’m fascinated with the history of clinical trials. It’s amazing what happened people in the name of Science. Some of it was horrific. But we are in a better place now where the patient is at the centre of the clinical trials process.

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      Katie Fala answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      In biology, the process of evolution and the tree of life, seeing how species evolve and diverge over time as they adapt to new niches.

      In science overall, the space-nerd in me would probably pick physics, specifically Einstein’s theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics. I won’t pretend to understand every last detail, but fascinating to me how there is evidence to support each of these theories individually while they are incompatible with oneanother, based on our current understanding. A large part of science is about working in and being comfortable with unknowns.