• Question: What is your weak spot in science?

    Asked by ChloeMcNamaraxo to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James on 19 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by ellie_creane.
    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Hi Chloe, I didn’t do physics in secondary school and always feel I might be missing something there.

      The thing I have most difficulty with is when medicinal chemists show me the results of disease or tumors. I normal can’t look for very long.

    • Photo: George Dowson

      George Dowson answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Lenses and light reflection generally. I always mixed up my angles and got the right answer but the wrong direction!
      More specifically I don’t know enough about computers (as in how they turn 1s and 0s into Call of Duty) and programming but I’m trying to fill in the blanks!

    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 19 Nov 2014:


      I struggle with concepts that are too abstract and that I can’t get clear “images” in my head. Within chemistry that will be the physical portion of it, I much prefer applied and practical aspects. In a way this is the “fault” of one of my professors in college that was teaching physical chemistry; to try and explain very obscure (to me) theories, he was using examples which were even more impossible to understand and made no sense at all!

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Dear ChloeMcNamaraxo
      I think when maths used in physics it become more complicate for me