Ep09: Dancing to Doctor - Francesca Boughey

May 25, 2015 in Season 1
Photograph of Francesca Boughey.
Photograph of Francesca Boughey. Image credit: Francesca Boughey.
Not all scientists start off as the geeky science students at school. Francesca Boughey is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

The way I used to choreograph, and still choreograph is quite mathematical ... I really focus on the structure

She talks about what it was like moving from studying ballet to science, and about witnessing the announcement of one of the most fundamental scientific breakthroughs of our time, while working at the particle physics laboratory CERN.

You can find out more about Francesca’s research field here.