• Question: What do you find most interesting in science?

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      Asked by Thenextstepjileyforevervi to Megan, Mzamo, Ola, Olivia on 16 Nov 2016.
      • Photo: Megan Seymour

        Megan Seymour answered on 16 Nov 2016:

        My favourite thing is making brand new molecules and knowing that I’m the first person in the world to see them.

        I have a machine called an X-ray diffractometer which focuses an X-ray beam on a sample. The electrons around each atom in each molecule of the sample reflect the X-rays back at a detector. Using special computer software we can use this data to build a 3D picture of exactly what any new molecule looks like.