You want to let your creative juices flow?
Science is inherently creative. Inside of the process of discovery is an act of creation, for in that moment when what is unknown becomes known, a new unit of knowledge arises where there was once only disconnected pieces. The hypotheses, failures, previous knowledge, and new observations mix together like paint on a palette, or notes existing without structure.
In an instant, these disconnected pieces assemble, so spontaneously that you can’t discern the time that you went from “not knowing” to “knowing”. It’s as if everything suddenly fits together where there was once only a jumble of incomplete maybes and I-wonders and probably nots.
In cartoons, this is often drawn as a lightbulb.
Just like how colors applied to canvas fail to make a picture until they are arranged in some greater form, and notes must meet rhythms and harmonies in order to form the pattern we recognize as music, discovery is the act of assembling previous knowledge into something that is simultaneously everything it is made up of while also being something totally new.
Learning works this way, too. You may not be the first person to ever learn something, but at that moment where you say “Yes, I get that!”, that is your personal moment of creation. Every time. Lightbulbs apply here, too.
So every moment of discovery in science, personal or professional, learned or invented, Nobel-worthy or just-enough-to-get-a-B-worthy … it’s a creative moment. On the other hand, I guess drawing, taking pictures or making films also counts.
And who says you have to pick just one science? Life isn’t a college major. This is a buffet, full of different subjects for the taking. Eat well, and often.