Mad Scientess Jane Expat
This is probably going to sound a bit weird, but working on space physics-related instrumentation has made me feel free to love science in a way that I don’t think I have since high school. I don’t want to knock what I did for my PhD, because that was pretty damn cool and difficult and every time I go back and look at my thesis, I marvel that I had the patience to do that kind of experimental science. But somewhere along the way – and this may be a feature of most PhDs – I lost my enthusiasm. When I started working at Imperial, it returned in force and it’s staying with me. In my own small way, I feel I’m contributing to one of the things that made me love science in the first place: the idea that one day humans might be able to travel freely throughout our solar system. I’ve found where I belong, at least for the moment. It’s not just in England, it’s in space.
Yes. I could see how that would be quite exciting.
It's also profoundly satisfying, in a quiet way. I'm happy with my job, which is a big part of my overall happiness, and it happened in a way I wasn't expecting.
What an awesome place to be. I have been there from time to time.
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There really should be a way to do this in LJ, shouldn't there! It's such a nice way to show you've read & enjoyed, quickly.
You are my hero.
I’ve found where I belong, at least for the moment. It’s not just in England, it’s in space.
How utterly fantastic a realization!!!
gave me five topics to witter about for a meme a while ago, and I've slowly been answering them. This came to me when I was thinking about "SPACE", and it was so satisfying that I held onto it for a couple of weeks before sharing.
Hmm, I almost typed "Space-Nene". Like the cute little Hawaiian goose, but in space.
Heck, that'd be cool too! Yay, Space-Nene! ;)
See, now I'm picturing a goose in a spacesuit with wings, and it is awesome.
Hee! "In space, no one can hear you honk."
I will put this one on the shelf with other one-off sketches to do. ;)
May you be one of the first women to go to Mars. nice, short, and yet fantastic entry.
I think I shall be a li'l old lady before we have the technology to go to Mars & return safely. But if I could go then, I would!