So what keeps scientists going, day after day? For Ph.D. candidate Erika Dunn-Weiss, it changes. Some days, of course, it is the science — that brief moment of discovery, no matter how small, or the incredible relief when something works for the first time. But in the days in between, it’s the people. Dancing down the hallways, scribbling on whiteboards, bizarre senses of humor — a community of the curious, a commitment to the future, a sense of belonging.