Ep09: Dancing to Doctor - Francesca Boughey

Image credit: 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 & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

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

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.