Posted by Paul Devlin:
Science can be a rich experience, not just because of the work itself because of where the work can take you. When I was a kid, my family traveled all over the U.S and Europe, following the research of my physicist father. Great adventures.
That’s not to say science is not also hard work. The grad students worked for months at the isolated Esrange Space Center preparing the first launch of BLAST and waiting for the weather to clear. But every once in awhile they would get out and have some adventures too. And I went along.
Experiencing the culture of Arctic Sweden through the eyes of the grad students I hope will inspire other young people to explore the adventuresome elements of careers in science.