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Nathan Green

Favourite Thing: Measure coincidence and chance, like with an imaginary random ruler.

My CV

Education:

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University 97-2001 & Liverpool University 2001-2005

Qualifications:

Master and PhD in maths and stats

Work History:

The Ministry of Defence and Manchester University

Current Job:

Protecting the health of the nation

Employer:

Health Protection Agency

Me and my work

My favourite thing is to discover something new and unexpected

In the modern world people are getting ill for loads of new reasons: Junk food, no exercise, old age, smoking or catching new diseases from animals. I look at all the information out there about this and try to work-out if “5-a-day” is enough to help or we all need to be like Jessica Ennis!

My Typical Day

Its always a tough call between Frosties and Coco-pops, then it’s off to work to play with computers and stop people getting sick and better quicker when they do.

What I'd do with the money

I want to make Zombie phones. I would make a phone app which will teach people about diseases like the Zombie plague. Every phone is like a different zombie that can infect another phone. We’ll be able to see how the disease spreads and understand other diseases.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

nosey, skeptical, happy, bad at counting

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What is the most fun thing you've done?

I dressed-up as a blue goblin and jumped out at kids when working in Spain one summer

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

What did you want to be after you left school?

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Tell us a joke.

All prime numbers are odd, except for 2 which is even. Which is odd!!!

Other stuff

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