What's it like to be a scientist?

What's it like to be a scientist?

Six scientists share their thoughts on science, school and cheese

When you think of scientists, what are the images that come to mind? If you have never met a scientist or visited a laboratory, it can be hard to get away from the stereotypes we see in films and on TV.

What are they really like? For many people, scientists seem scarily clever. In fact most scientists are pretty regular people. They have different personalities and outlooks on their life and work. But they don't often get the opportunity to talk about them.

Professor Stephen Curry interviewed six scientists who are at different stages of their careers. They were kind enough to share their stories of how they got into science and to talk about why they like doing it and what they think it takes to be a good scientist. Most importantly of all, they reveal their favourite type of cheese.

As you will see, these scientists are thoughtful, funny and enthusiastic people who, like Stephen, would like to invite you into the world of science to have a look around.

Taken from an article by Professor Stephen Curry on I'm A Scientist.