Categories: Accidental discoveries , Guest posts | 1 Comment
I am a keen science communicator, a doctoral researcher in materials chemistry at the University of Birmingham and a climbing instructor.
Most of all, I like telling stories.
When I climb, I learn to fall. When I do chemistry, I learn to look for the unexpected. I have to agree with Einstein: researchers don’t know what they’re doing, that’s what makes it research – we’re fumbling around in the dark waiting for accidents to happen, and hopefully yield good results. Some of the things we see and use every day were discovered purely by accident – some of the things I will be writing about here.