Suppose you are a theoretical physicist, or a mathematician, or any other professional whose interests, how shall I put it gently, are not quite concrete and tangible. What do you tell your daughter when she asks about your work?
(boundary conditions: 8 years old child, very bright, alas her school did not yet reach the quantum field theory portion of her education. Kids these days…).
Comments welcome, though at this point we cannot offer any prize beyond the immense satisfaction you’d no doubt feel by helping out.