Donald Perovich, visiting professor of engineering at Thayer School, was a member of a team of scientists who traveled to the Arctic on a NASA research cruise to study climate change last summer. During the trip, Perovich and his colleagues discovered a hidden world of microscopic plant life living under the Arctic ice.
An article published by Scientific American notes Perovich’s reaction to the discovery. “This is what you live for as a scientist,” Perovich said. “It’s unexpected. It’s pure discovery.”
Read the full story, published on 6/8/2012 by Scientific American.