I’ve actually had the pleasure of discovering something no one has before – and it felt amazing. There’s something very thrilling about looking at some data and realising “Wow, no one has ever seen this before. I’m the first human to see it!”. It’s very exciting.
An important thing to note is that I didn’t discover this thing on my own – it was a group of us working together as part of a team (at my last count there was 23 people on the team).
I’m currently writing a paper based around this discovery that I’ll hopefully be able to share with everyone in a few weeks.