• Question: Being a scientist, are your days quite repetitive, or are they all different from eachother?

    Asked by imogen1997 to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Watson answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      Some weeks I will be in the office all the time doing the same things every day, but most of my days are different from each other with different things to do.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      My days usually vary a lot. A few things are a bit repetitive, but generally I don’t really have a daily routine – my schedule changes a lot from day to day depending on what I’m doing. Which is one of the things I love about being a scientist!

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      Iain Moal answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      It depends. Sometimes I have to do repetative things, but usually every day is the different. One of the things that is good about using computers, is that you can program them to do repetative things for you.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I never have 2 days the same – although I can spend a long time working on one problem.

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      You can have repetitive days when an experiment is not working and you have to repeat it several times, but it’s never too repetitive. When you are testing a hypothesis, you usually need different kind of experiments to demonstrate that hypothesis. There are so many ways (and you can always invent new ones) to demonstrate your hypothesis, that I don’t think you could ever get to a point that you do everyday the same thing