• Question: How long has one of your experiments lasted? As in how long has the experiment ran on for?

    Asked by Adam da Junior Scientist to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 15 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      My experiments can be long, lasting about a week and a half to two weeks!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      i once had an experiment that ran for few days. very little sleep was had- most of our experiments take a few hours to a day but the preparation before hand can take up to a week and then another few days or week to actually see the results.
      it takes patience to be a scientist!

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      When I was doing my PhD, i had two sessions of more than 48 hrs, non stop measuring…….. with no sleep, no breaks, except, I treated myself to breakfast in Bewley’s

    • Photo: Shannon Fullbrook

      Shannon Fullbrook answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      Longest experiment which ran from start to finish was like 8 and a half hours, lots of steps and loads of concentration.. but was totally worth it to get the results at the end