Physics Empowering People

Prof Cather Simpson: The A+ Team and B- Idea

University of Auckland 

Prof Cather Simpson talks about how she started off as a biologist seeking to understand the intricacies of haemoglobin and how she transitioned to working on photonics. With a wide variety of applications from making smartphones to vertical farming, photonics is definitely a fundamental field in today’s technology. If you’ve ever wanted to understand how to find the best ideas for scientific research, this is your chance to get inspired. 



As Steve Jobs has once said - work backwards from the customer experience before working on the tech. Work with a team that possesses the changing skillset to adapt. Who knows? Maybe my interests in physics and mathematics will evolve to something else entirely. The future is uncertain, but I want to learn as much as I can such that I can collaborate with others and learn from their experience.