Hahaha sometimes that happens alright! I think there is still an idea that to be a scientist, you must be a total brainbox, which isn’t true, so people tend to think that you must be super smart! But overall I think people think it’s just a really interesting job to have.
Sometimes! All science is cool, but sometimes it’s hard to explain what you do. My science is pretty easy to explain so that helps! I think everyone has seen a gorilla on the tv before and people know what volcanoes look like! I think people like the fact that we do something so we’re so interested in, not just to make money or become famous
Well, sometimes yes, when I say I do research in quantum theory, study quantum computers and quantum teleportation. However I find it very difficult to explain what I do, because the maths involved can be quite tricky!