• Question: Have you ever thought you invented a theory or new compound?

    Asked by rebecca.leyland to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Interesting question. Funnily enough, I regularly find myself finding something out in data, and then realising that the pattern I find can be explained by an already published scientific effect.


    • Photo: Miranda Bane

      Miranda Bane answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Yes, sometimes i get really excited when i think i have found a new thing. This year has been really good because i collected some data this summer that no one else has ever recorded before, and i found an effect with one of my extinction models that is totally new. I am working on publishing it at the moment.