Hi, I’m Erin, a PhD candidate from Melbourne.
During the day I work on special diamonds that can sense magnetic fields! I use these tiny magnetometers to measure the iron content of a special iron-storage protein called ferritin, which is found in us all.
I chose this particular project because it combined biology with physics, reflecting my love for interdisciplinary work. All science is interesting, no matter the category it belongs to and I believe that being able to communicate science effectively to the public is an integral part of building a cohesive world.
Another great passion I have is for visual arts; creating – mostly via painting and drawing – has always been an important part of my life. To me, art and science are two sides of the same coin. Both are about the awe and wonder I have for the natural world. So it seemed an obvious step to combine the two in this blog.