• Question: did anyone not want you to become a scientist? who encouraged you? is anyone in your family a scientist?

    Asked by elephant5 to Andrew, Jade, Jessica, Kevin, Lynn on 22 Jun 2015. This question was also asked by FootballFred03.
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      Jess Wade answered on 22 Jun 2015:

      My parents and brother are all medical doctors now. I always wanted to be a physicist, so I suppose that is different to them! My parents actually told my brother not to be a doctor because it is a hard job with long hours. I like asking questions and finding out new answers that no one has ever found, and I think physics is the only subject where you can explain the whole universe.

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      Kevin Honeychurch answered on 23 Jun 2015:

      i was the first in my family to go to university and my parents were very happy when i decide to do my Ph.D. in chemistry. However, I am not sure who influenced me. I think that i was lucky enough to find something I enjoyed doing.