• Question: How many of your friend are into science?

    Asked by Lilyan to Alice, Bose, Christian, Emma, Steve on 7 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Alice Harpole

      Alice Harpole answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      Most of my friends are scientists, as I either met them through my undergraduate course or they are in the same research group as me here at Southampton. However, I do have a few non-scientist friends that I’ve met through clubs and societies or mutual friends!

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      Emma Dean answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      Not that many. None of my school friends are scientists or seem that interested in science. I was always the odd one out. My uni friends are quite different. They are always talking to me about my work and general science stuff. Some of them are scientists, but most of them aren’t. I like having friends with a broad range of interests. It adds variety to my life.

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      Steve Marsden answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      About two thirds of my friends are scientists and engineers. Most of my good friends are people I met on my course in undergrad or worked with during my PhD. When people come over to my flat it strongly resembles a scene from big bang theory. 😛

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      Benjamin Bose answered on 14 Mar 2016:

      Actually none of my friends in Malta are scientists – they’re all into very different things (chefs, accountants, actuaries, web developers, bartenders, waiters, odd traders, cosmetologists (not cosmologists!) etc).

      I lived in Germany for a while too but none of them there are scientists either (architects, engineers mostly) . Actually my best friend from Germany was a scientist come to think of it! She was an environmental scientist working to save the world 🙂 A lot more noble than studying space!

      Here in the UK I’ve made a lot of friends at the place I work who are obviously all scientists 🙂