• Question: is it fun being a scientist?

    Asked by SwayamS on 19 Mar 2021.
    • Photo: Joy Ommer

      Joy Ommer answered on 19 Mar 2021:

      Yes, it is fun because it it super interesting and you learn new things every day! But it is also fun when you have the freedom to develop or test something.

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      Camilla Negri answered on 19 Mar 2021:

      Hi, thank you for your question 🙂
      Yes! It’s fun to always learn something new, and it’s also fun to work with people that have different expertise, because they can teach you different perspectives. Sometimes coding feels like you’re always working on a puzzle, so it can be challenging but highly entertaining and rewarding once you’ve solved it! When I do field work I almost feel like I am not working, but going on a hike, or a treasure hunt. I get the chance to be in nature in all conditions, from 0 to 40°C, from sunshine to hailstorm. I get to dip my feet in rivers ans see all kinds of animals and plants.

    • Photo: Mark Turner

      Mark Turner answered on 19 Mar 2021:

      Usually, yes, but as with everthing there’s hard work which sometimes gets frustrating. Also, there are interesting colleagues.