Occupation: Physicist (Retired)
Object: Model Aircraft
Story: As a child I became interested in making and flying model aircraft. This interest led to the development of various skills and interests (the use of tools, soldering, calculations of areas, wanting to understand concepts of force, centre of gravity, momentum, etc.). When my school studies included physics and various branches of mathematics, I was eager to learn rather than be passive – the skills of my hobby readily found scope in my studies. Note, I am still making model aircraft and building electric circuits!