A Week in My Life

When I introduce myself as a researcher, people often ask me “what do you do as a researcher?” With research being an open-ended endeavour, this is often not an easy question to answer. For example, over the last week, I have made some calculations, aligned a new laser path in the laboratory I work in, been involved in troubleshooting problems in an electronic system, and read academic papers by other researchers to keep abreast of the latest happenings in my field. However, none of these truly answer the question ‘what I do’.

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