“I’m specializing in Chromatography, it’s way too much to explain,” you blow off the question. This might be your one break from thinking about research the last thing you want to do is try and explain it to your parents who don’t have a strong enough math background to understand, you’d probably end up just confusing them. However, this doesn’t stop them from asking any questions.
Your uncle Robert who once upon a time worked in tech thinks he would understand, “I watched this documentary the other day, you know they used to turn common elements into gold, I think if you figure out how to do that, we’d make a killing.”
He totally thinks you’re a medieval alchemist, what do you do?
Continue ignoring the misunderstanding