The art of continuous transformation

Taken from the May 2019 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app.

How does an industrial physicist end up in an arts faculty working on historic printing processes – and why? Susanne Klein tells Joe McEntee all about it

Back when the 18-year-old Susanne Klein was considering her subject options for university, friends and family assumed that it was a straightforward pick between a degree in law (her father was a barrister) or German literature (her strongest subject at school). It turns out they were half-right. Klein did indeed face a binary choice – just not the one that everyone had anticipated. “When I went to register at university, I wasn’t sure whether to opt for German literature or physics,” she explains. “I flipped a coin, that’s literally how I decided, and once it landed for physics I figured why not – this will be much more of a challenge. I’ve never looked back.”

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