Friday, November 21, 2008

Still Alive

I realize it's been a while since I posted last! I've been busy, working hard and taking advantage of my proximity to some amazing cities ... I visited Paris and Vienna over the past two weekends :) You can be jealous now, because the crepes and strudel, respectively, were fantastic!

We got some news on the LHC over the past few days -- well, news from the press, not CERN, which I still think is a little backwards. According to various news sites (e.g., the Associated Press), the LHC won't come back online until June at the earliest. They also report that the repairs will cost $21 million, no small chunk of change. As winter is arriving, the days are getting shorter, and the date of first collisions gets farther away, it's a challenge to stay positive about our elusive goal: data!

However, we find small morsels of inspiration where we can. Today it's a photo from the LIFE Magazine archives. Taken in 1955, the photo is of Albert Einstein's messy desk at Princeton:

It definitely makes me feel better about my own messy desk :)

A bientôt!

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