As a neuroscientist sharing a column with a chemist who is immensely knowledgeable about industry, it would have been easy for me to steer clear of the physical sciences. However, even my A-level science was enough to connect me with some interesting stories.
For example, I have always wondered whether mathematicians invent mathematics or discover it. I was fascinated to learn that different mathematicians have different views on this point.
I also love a big statement. I remember Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University saying ‘Gravity fuels the cosmos”. I had to find out more about gravity and that too made a story.