• Question: Are you doing anything scientific that adds to the help of the London Olympics?

    Asked by doctorwhomadperson to Davie, Gemma, James P, James V, Nuala on 28 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: James Verdon

      James Verdon answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Hi doctorwho,

      Unfortunately, none of my work really relates to the Olympics. Not unless a volcano suddenly appears under London!!!

    • Photo: Gemma Purser

      Gemma Purser answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      It depends if you think about all the energy that the olympic games will needed for them to be able to happen such as all the electricity need to turn on the lights in the stadiums, all the drinks machines powered, all the TV’s that people will turn on to watch the events, all the hot water that people will need to boil the kettle when the adverts come on……all that energy means fossil fuels are burning somewhere and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. My research would help to make events like the olympics a bit more carbon neutral in the future!

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      James Pope answered on 28 Jun 2012:

      Hi doctorwhomadperson,

      My science won’t directly work to help the London Olympics, but I will be there in person helping out as I am a Gamesmaker and I am MASSIVELY lucky to have the role of carrying the Olympic Medals in the ceremonies for Hockey and Waterpolo and then at the Paralympics, doing the same for the Cycling and Wheelchair Rugby. So while my science won’t be, I will be there!