The Royal Society

Meet the team – Aurora explorer

Posted by on 28 June 2011

Dr Gabrielle Provan’s full profile can be found on the Scientist page

The rest of the team in this exhibit include…

Dr Andrew Walsh, University College London
What’s the funniest/strangest/most surprising experience you have had in your career?
During my PhD I had the to opportunity to work in Canada for 3 months. I was in Edmonton and by the time I was due to leave it had got very cold. One morning I started walking to my office but had forgotten to dry my hair properly. By the time I got there it had frozen solid and was moving as a single block. It took me a while to work out what was going on.
Dr Jim Wild, Lancaster University
What inspired you to become a scientist?
When I was little, my Dad had a collection of slides showing the Apollo missions to the moon.  I loved looking at them and I can remember thinking “why is it always dark in space?”.  It wasn’t hard to find out the answer, but I wanted to find out more! More questions. More answers!  When I realised that this was what science was about, I knew what I wanted to do.

Other partners for this exhibit include Imperial College London and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.