What are your hobbies?
Mountain climbing, mountain climbing and more mountain climbing! I have climbed mountains not only in Britain, but also in Europe and America. I think that the most beautiful views in the world are always seen from mountains! I also take lots of photographs on my travels. One of the best bits about doing solar research is you get lots of opportunities to travel. On one trip to the USA, I went to Yellowstone Park. There I saw bears, bison, moose and bald eagles.
Here I am climbing in the mountains in winter, and having fun by a campfire with some friends in the summer.
Which person (living or dead) would most like to meet?
I would like to meet John Muir, a Scot, who emigrated to the USA with his parents at the age of 11. He had a great love for the countryside, in particular the mountains, and played a major role in the foundation of many national parks in America. To have the opportunity to share with him the discovery of such natural wonders as Yosemite valley, the Sierras and the Rockies would be fantastic. I really admire his drive and determination to protect these wilderness sites.