Trying out “crazy” new ideas

September 22nd, 2015 By reeja

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote from the American poet Emerson is the motivation behind Frivolous Fridays. The idea is set aside fridays as a day to just have fun in the lab, trying out new ideas and experiments, of course under a safe setting. I hear many important discoveries (most notable being graphene) happened out of a similar idea. A very good friend and collaborator Andreas Mershin (MIT) suggested I try this when I told him I was setting out to launch my solo research career. JLab is in “setting up” mode now, but hopefully in a few weeks we can enjoy or very first “frivolous friday”. Stay tuned.