Long hot laser light: thanks and farewell Joe Spencer

Joe Spencer (@SpenJoeScience) is a Senior Research Assistant and PhD student at the University of Southampton, and joined Real Scientists in May.

Joe is into all things nano, and is adept at putting that into context.

Also, frickin’ lasers

and how the mostest scientiest way to measure brightness


We asked Joe to reflect on his curation, and he responded thusly.

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

I enjoyed my week as a curator, it kept me on my toes

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

I found the rush of interactions initially daunting, but then quite liked looking through the conversations to see what people had to say

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

The highlights were the questions and comments from other users.

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

No. It was great and i managed to tell people about my work and generate interest, which was my aim.

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

I didn’t have a overall plan. My aim was to talk about my work and make physics look fun

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Photos work well. Try and work out how to use tweet extenders i found myself having prolonged conversations


Thanks once again Joe from all of us here at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from his week, the tweets are all collated at the following link.


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