Our definition of a scientist
A scientist is someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence, to make hypotheses and test them, to gain and share understanding and knowledge.
A scientist can be further defined by:
- how they go about this, for instance by use of statistics (statisticians) or data (data scientists).
- what they’re seeking understanding of, for instance the elements in the universe (chemists, geologists etc), or the stars in the sky (astronomers).
- where they apply their science, for instance in the food industry (food scientist).
However all scientists are united by their relentless curiosity and systematic approach to assuaging it.