• Question: whats the hardest experiment youve ever done

    Asked by ella to Shannon, Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt on 15 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by Haroldinho.
    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      I’m not sure what the most difficult experiment was, but for sure it was probably one of the ones that had me working very late in the lab during my PhD!

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      When I was in Germany, we were trying to generate, very very short pulses of light by focussing a really powerful laser in to water and creating a “flash” – it worked…. a couple of times!

    • Photo: Shannon Fullbrook

      Shannon Fullbrook answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      Not sure what the hardest experiment Ive ever done is but Ive done some experiments which have taken like 8 hours and they were pretty intense!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      I’ve done ones that lasted for a few days and then took weeks to find out if they had worked! tricky when we have lots of little separate parts too!