Ep08: Professorship - Chris Hunter

April 27, 2015 in Season 1
Photograph of Chris Hunter.
Photograph of Chris Hunter. Image credit: Chris Hunter.
Professor Chris Hunter is the Herschel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

I ask him what being a professor actually means, and he shares his wisdom and insight from a highly successful career in science.

It’s a career where you could do always more - there’s always more and more things that are available … I believe strongly that it’s important to focus on making sure you spend your time doing things that are important

Chris and his team make new molecules, and study the fundamental interactions that govern how they work.

You can read a technical summary of his research interests on his group website, or a briefer version here. He’s also on Wikipedia.