About I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist is like school science lessons meet the X Factor! School students choose which scientist gets a prize of £500 to communicate their work.

Scientists and students talk on this website. They both break down barriers, have fun and learn. But only the students get to vote.

This zone is Zinc Zone. It has a range of scientists studying all different topics. Who gets the prize? YOU decide!

The Zinc Zone is sponsored by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, whose research ranges from electrons moving at near the speed of light, neutrinos that seem to go faster than the speed of light, and smashing subatomic particles together to study the early Universe to using beams of subatomic particles to read scrolls that are over 1000 years old – without even opening them.

You can find out more about STFC work from soaps and shampoos to power stations, and visiting STFC facilities to experiment with hydrogen cars, shaker tables, cathode ray tubes and more!

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