Riding the waves…the power of perseverance

grav waves

It’s been a big week for physics with the evidence finally here to provide the existence of gravitational waves.  It did strike me that physicists have to be persistent to keep trying even when doubters doubt and scoffers scoff.  Having:

  • the courage of your scientific convictions
  • the determination & drive to keep on pushing to find the evidence to support those hypotheses and
  • the resilience to cope with the adverse effects of resistance, opposition & failing (a lot) before you succeed –

makes the discovery all the sweeter  – but also shows how physicists develop many of the personal qualities necessary to cope with a varied and demanding working world.  You can find out more about resilience here.


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