• Question: during this coronavirus are you in work doing work and trying to figure out experiments or our you at home doing that .Do you still have to go into work or can you stay at home

    Asked by aodm2008 to Mark on 5 May 2020.
    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 5 May 2020:

      Fortunately, I’m able to do my work from home. On a regular work day, I spend the majority of my time playing with data that was taken a year or so ago. This data is on a computer in my office, but I’m able to access this computer over the internet. There have been a few days when the internet has been too slow for me to work properly, but most days it’s fast enough that I can work as well as I would if I were in my office.

      The one thing I can’t do is get any new data. I’m meant to be travelling to Chile at the start of June to use a telescope for a new project, but it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll have to cancel that trip and hope to take the data some other time.