Please forward this error screen to sharedip-232292202. From an early age, Michelle Simmons liked to quantum physics for kids things.
She used to watch her brother and father play chess, a lot. One day I asked if I could play my father and he was a little bit surprised. I could see he wasn’t expecting it,” the 2018 Australian of the Year said. After about 20 minutes I thought, ‘gosh I think I’m going to check-mate him’. And I did and he was totally surprised. It made me think ‘wow he didn’t really expect me to be able to do this’ and that really got me thinking ‘there must be other things that people don’t expect of me, let me find out what they are’.
One of those things was understanding the world at a level of physics and mathematics. So I got into it,” she says. And I found that the more difficult the challenges I took on, the more rewarding it was and I thought wow this is a phenomenal world to be in. It’s absolutely rewarding in a way I didn’t get with easier things. From that point on I thought what can I do that’s going to be useful for the world. She went on to become one of Australia’s top scientists.