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On the Importance of Improvisation

On the Importance of Improvisation: examples from New Zealand, Antarctica & North Korea

This week’s topic is rather personal and I hope readers will not feel that I want to show off. I use examples I’m most familiar with and they happen to involve me (sorry). Scientists frequently face unexpected situations; situations in which equipment for an experiment fails or isn’t available, situations that offer sudden opportunities that appear “out of the blue”, but that one hasn’t anticipated and isn’t prepared for, etc. And that is when quick thinking, improvisation, is needed. —>—>