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My winning proposal: Experience, timing and luck

Particle physicist Andreas Korn won an Ernest Rutherford Fellowship from the Science and Technology Facilities Council in 2012. He tells Safya Khan-Ruf how he combined his specific areas of expertise with a little bit of luck to get the funding.

How did you get into your area of research?

I’m a particle physicist and I work on the Atlas experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. I’m interested in research at the frontier of particle physics, and the instrumentation that makes it possible. I was interested in science at school and looked at a number of areas, and at one point I read a very interesting book that connected the large-scale structures of the universe with the small-scale ones—that’s what got me started.

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