Luke Maidment




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Me and my work

I’m trying to use lasers to detect dangerous chemicals from a safe distance away.

Different chemicals will absorb different wavelengths (or colours) of light. I’m developing a laser which can generate a wide range of wavelengths, to shine on an unknown chemical to see if you can determine what it is by looking at the light reflected back.

My Typical Day

I don’t really have a typical day

What I'd do with the money

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What's your favourite food?


What is the most fun thing you've done?

What did you want to be after you left school?

Were you ever in trouble at school?

What was your favourite subject at school?

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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