This talk focused on Alison’s work in Antarctica. The Antarctic is a remarkable continent – remote, hostile and uninhabited. Yet it is of key importance to our understanding of how the world works. For the early explorers, Antarctica was the ultimate survival contest. For scientists, it remains a place of intellectual challenge. Audience members found out what kind of science is carried out in the Antarctic, and how a physics degree took Alison to Antarctica and what life was like there.
This event formed a part of the RSE@Lochaber programme.
Alison McLure, National Officer (Scotland), Institute of Physics