About I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist is like school science lessons meet the X Factor! School students choose which scientist gets a prize of £500 to communicate their work.

Scientists and students talk on this website. They both break down barriers, have fun and learn. But only the students get to vote.

This is the Xenon Zone. It has a range of scientists studying all different topics. Who gets the prize? YOU decide!

About this Zone

Image of a Xenon filled light tube, shaped like the element's symbol on the periodic table. | Image: Wikimedia

Image of a Xenon filled light tube, shaped like the element’s symbol on the periodic table. | Image: Wikimedia

Xenon (pronounced “zen-on”) is a gas. A special gas which doesn’t really react with anything else; this is why it’s called a Noble Gas.

It is used in lights and sometimes as an anesthetic in medicine.

This is a general science zone, so the scientists in this zone research a lot of different things. There are scientists looking at what makes animals ill, and ways to cure cancer. There are scientists using lasers, and looking at molecules. There is a scientists looking at black holes and there’s one scientist using robots to work out how the body could be able to heal itself.

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