• Question: What is the most dangerous thing you have done to benefit your research ?

    Asked by eeniemeenie to Daniel, Jon, Louise, Sharon, Zoe on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Jon Copley

      Jon Copley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Diving in minisubmarines is not exactly dangerous, but there is always some risk involved. Reversing a minisubmarine over a deep-sea volcanic vent was about the riskiest thing I’ve done – it scorched the outside of the sub, but we were fine inside.

    • Photo: Sharon Sneddon

      Sharon Sneddon answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Well, I suppose I work with some dangerous chemicals that can cause explosions, or can give you cancer if you are not very careful, I also work with a lot of liquid nitrogen, which can be dangerous if you are not in a well ventilated place, however, we have to be very careful when doing these things, and we have rules and regulations in place to stop anything bad happening, and I am careful to follow these!

    • Photo: Daniel Richardson

      Daniel Richardson answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I ate really bad sushi at a conference dinner and picked an argument with a much smarter scientist. Neither ended well.

    • Photo: Louise Dash

      Louise Dash answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I don’t think I’ve done anything that’s dangerous really. Occasionally I have to move heavy computer equipment around but so far I’ve managed to avoid dropping it on my toe! 😉