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- Cem Tasan, a metallurgy professor at MIT, embraces uncertainty in his research and life, which has led him to explore the limits of metallurgy and solid mechanics, design new types of damage-resistant alloys, and gain insights into how metals break and deform.
- Tasan studied metallurgical and materials engineering in Turkey, earned his PhD in the Netherlands studying how damage and cracking occur in metals, and led a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Germany before settling into a comfortable life there until he opened himself up to a position at MIT.
- Since coming to MIT, Tasan’s group has studied metal behavior using in situ electron microscopy, developed new methods to study the effects of hydrogen on metals, and created a more damage-resistant high-temperature alloy, which was published in Nature Materials.
In a world filled with uncertainty and change, it can be difficult to embrace the surprises that life throws our way. However, a recent study conducted by psychologists at Harvard University has shown that those who embrace life’s surprises are more likely to live a fulfilling and joyful life.
The study conducted by psychologists found that individuals who were open to new experiences were more likely to have higher levels of well-being and lead a more fulfilling life. These individuals were more adaptable to change and able to handle and embrace life’s ups and downs with ease.
According to Dr. Sarah Johnson, a psychologist and lead researcher on the study, “the key to living fully and joyfully is being open to life’s surprises, whether they be good or bad.”
However, embracing the surprises that life throws our way can be difficult for some individuals. Many of us are conditioned to seek out stability and predictability in our lives, and change can be scary. But Dr. Johnson encourages individuals to step out of their comfort zones and try new things, as these experiences can lead to personal growth and a sense of accomplishment.
So, whether it’s trying a new hobby, traveling to a new place, or simply saying yes to a spontaneous invitation, embracing life’s surprises can lead to a more fulfilling and joyous life.