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Cold Atoms and Scattered Light

I spent my summer with the university’s cold atomic physics group and for the first time experienced working as part of the scientific community. The group’s primary goal is to produce an exotic state of matter known…

Looking through the microscope.

For my research I have been given the opportunity to work on light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), some of the most cutting edge research currently. With the LSFM technique being chosen by the scientific journal,…

Research is a squiggly line.

Over the course of my internship, I’ve learnt that research requires a lot of thinking-on-your-feet, flexibility and patience! One of my supervisors, Dr Maggie Ellis, aptly describes the research process as a squiggly…

Ostriches in America

The only way one can know the world is through discourse, or the use of language. Objects do not exist as unit prior to language rather, language creates the objects it represents as it speaks about them. For example,…